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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #150 on: January 14, 2010, 09:19:46 AM »

IM a bit behind just started   Tomatcrewe

Hi Tom
The Jules Verne is just you against the clock.
You can keep your eye on the other boats courses, but the wind might have changed  %) %) :-))

Not joining us for the "Clipper" race?  This leg has nearly finished but if you join now, you'll be all ready for the next leg.
None of us can win the whole event as you are only allowed to drop 3 legs in the total race, and this is the 5th leg,
but I seem to think we're just having a little "Mayhem challenge" for each leg  :-)) %) %) {-)

Cheers and good luck
Danny
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hopeitfloats

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #151 on: January 14, 2010, 09:43:25 AM »

Thats because you're facing into the wind!
Click on the compass and turn it to the opposite side. As you're doing this watch your speed indicator increase.
You will also see two red spots in front of your boat, these show the estimated position in 12 and 24 hours
(this should be used together with the wind forecast (0, 12, 24, 36 buttons) to get the best speed.
You can also change from "Spi" to "Jib" sails, which will alter your speed.
When you log on, the opening screen has "more info" which tells you all about the game.
Hope this helps.
Cheers
Danny


dont know whats going on. every time i check my position the boat seems to have done a 180 from where i was heading. i reset it again with 751km to go. it is now  750km so i have made some progress but whether it stays going in that direction only time will tell.
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #152 on: January 14, 2010, 10:37:36 AM »

Craig
Ingore the distance to the next bouy - ITS AS THE CROW FLIES (direct line)!!
You need to get back SE to get through the "gap".
Your're going in the right direction now so should start to pick up speed.
(It will still be good practice for the next leg - when we all start together)  :-)) :-))

Cheers
Danny
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #153 on: January 14, 2010, 03:18:57 PM »

Yahoo! - made it  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Danny
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #154 on: January 14, 2010, 03:48:07 PM »

Come on you guys - I've got the beers in .....

Danny  {-) {-)
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #155 on: January 14, 2010, 04:28:10 PM »

Clipper Round the World Yacht race
positions as of Jan 14th, 3.00pm -
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craftysod

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #156 on: January 14, 2010, 04:38:00 PM »

I stopped off on an island for refreshments.
My excuse for running aground
Mark
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andyn

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #157 on: January 14, 2010, 04:40:02 PM »

Yesterday, the weather forecast said that on the heading I'd selected, I'd be able to nip straight to the finish and gain a couple of thousand places. Instead I log in today to see I've moved about 2 inches. Typical weather forecasters.
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #158 on: January 14, 2010, 04:42:14 PM »

I stopped off on an island for refreshments.
My excuse for running aground
Mark

I think the "refreshments" were already on board - that's why you ran aground AGAIN  %) {-) {-) {-)

Danny
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boatmadman

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #159 on: January 14, 2010, 05:47:23 PM »

Good intro race guys, roll on the next leg, and lets try keep off the rocks  :-))
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if at first you dont succeed.....have a beer.....

andyn

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #160 on: January 14, 2010, 06:05:43 PM »

lets try keep off the rocks  :-))

I don't have mine on the rocks anyway ;)
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #161 on: January 14, 2010, 06:58:06 PM »

Andy, I think you are trying to sail too close into a headwind, that's why you're going nowhere fast.

Cheers
Danny
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #162 on: January 14, 2010, 10:34:28 PM »

Well chaps, some good racing going on  :-))
I've just been reading the regatta forum and the next leg doesn't start until Feb 2nd  :o :o
Better get some more beer in - your round Ian  O0

Cheers
Danny

In case you hadn't noticed, Ian and I finished in the TOP 10 (thousand)  %) {-) {-) {-)

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The long Build

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #163 on: January 14, 2010, 10:47:21 PM »

See you Tomorrow ,  A Lager Shandy please  :}
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andyn

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #164 on: January 14, 2010, 11:03:40 PM »

My boat has run around again, on the tiniest, most invisible island in the world  {:-{
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #165 on: January 14, 2010, 11:11:26 PM »

My boat has run around again, on the tiniest, most invisible island in the world  {:-{

There was mention on the forum of "hidden islands" - most of is went further East, so missed it  <:(

Danny
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Dreadstar

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #166 on: January 14, 2010, 11:24:03 PM »

My finishing position was 12384. :-))
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hopeitfloats

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #167 on: January 15, 2010, 07:04:18 AM »

i'm well on the way now. could someone put a beer on ice please.  i'll be there in a couple of days
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hopeitfloats

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #168 on: January 15, 2010, 08:42:17 AM »

when the next leg starts does everyone have to finish first or do they just start at a certain day/time?
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boatmadman

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #169 on: January 15, 2010, 08:45:13 AM »

At the start of a leg, you begin at first log in after start time.

Ian
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if at first you dont succeed.....have a beer.....

omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #170 on: January 15, 2010, 09:18:38 AM »

when the next leg starts does everyone have to finish first or do they just start at a certain day/time?

I think if you're still wandering about at the end of the month, you get "teleported" to the next start point.
Cheers
Danny
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #171 on: January 15, 2010, 05:02:46 PM »

Hi Brian
All the gang are gathering and we're thinking of you.
In fact we're having a sing-song in your honour -

All together lads -

"What shall we do with the drunken sailor .... "   {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny
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andyn

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #172 on: January 15, 2010, 05:04:03 PM »

Who on earth are these people you keep posting pictures of Danny?  {-)
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #173 on: January 15, 2010, 05:16:43 PM »

See you Tomorrow ,  A Lager Shandy please  :}
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omra85

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Re: Virtual Regatta
« Reply #174 on: January 15, 2010, 05:18:44 PM »

Who on earth are these people you keep posting pictures of Danny?  {-)

I forgot, you're not here yet  <:( <:(

Look - if we're going to have a virtual race, we might as well get into the spirit of the thing  %% %% %% %% %%
You DID pack a bow tie, didn't you?  %)
Danny
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