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05-23-2012 07:52 AM
PCP
Re: 2011 Volvo Ocean Race

Armandolio and Smack, thanks and you are more than well comed but as I have said, I am keeping the VOR alive in the interesting boat thread. Too much trouble keeping two threads alive when the participation is not much.

I know that Smack noticed this already but following Ocean races live, studying the weather report for several days, seeing what the options they take and laying what you think is "your" option is a great, amusing and fast way of learning how to interpret Grib (whether data) data and how to use it to navigate properly on an Ocean crossing.

Just for that following these races should raise a lot more interest on the ones that like sailing and want to learn how to navigate on a crossing. Lessons for free given by some of the world best navigators and most of the guys just don't have an interest in learning. That is hard to accept.

Regards

Paulo
05-23-2012 12:17 AM
smackdaddy
Re: 2011 Volvo Ocean Race

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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
Hi Melrna,

Sorry for not have noticed your post but because I was talking alone on this thread, given the few people that are interested in this forum by any form of sail racing, I had given up on this thread.

As you know I have been posting about that and other interesting races on the interesting sailboat thread simply because it is the place where most of the guys that like fast sailboats and racing post, or look at.

I had replied to you there, since it seems that here, you like me, are talking alone

Regards

Paulo
Never give up my friend. Racing rules. Even if it's slow racing, it still rules. I know. I'm a slow ocean racer!
05-22-2012 10:10 PM
armandolio
Re: 2011 Volvo Ocean Race

Paulo,
I was like most on this site, and not very interested in racing. That said, I was on the water watching the Miami in-port races and I must say I am developing a bit of an interest. Maybe you will have some company.

Melrna - if someone is looking for a rookie crew in South Florida I am in!
05-20-2012 11:47 AM
PCP
Re: 2011 Volvo Ocean Race

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Was out in the water for the in port race here in Miami. Great race in nasty conditions. Puma did a great job in their come back in last place to 3rd.
Hi Melrna,

Sorry for not have noticed your post but because I was talking alone on this thread, given the few people that are interested in this forum by any form of sail racing, I had given up on this thread.

As you know I have been posting about that and other interesting races on the interesting sailboat thread simply because it is the place where most of the guys that like fast sailboats and racing post, or look at.

I had replied to you there, since it seems that here, you like me, are talking alone

Regards

Paulo
05-19-2012 07:07 PM
Melrna
Re: 2011 Volvo Ocean Race

Was out in the water for the in port race here in Miami. Great race in nasty conditions. Puma did a great job in their come back in last place to 3rd.
03-13-2012 08:56 AM
CorvetteGuy
Re: 2011 Volvo Ocean Race

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Is anyone else around here playing the VOR game? It's really a lot of fun - and I'm actually learning a lot.
Rather addicting if you ask me, I've got the app on my phone. gotta stay on top of the race or an island can pop out of the blue and stop you in your tracks, wind changes also, tonnes of fun being had
03-13-2012 12:53 AM
obanarama
2011 Volvo Ocean Race

Yep, I'm playing it. Sailed the wrong direction for 12 hours - twice! Auto sails with auto angle on at the same time can do that I've learned. But other than that think it's very fun and a bit addicting. I'm loving the whole VOR experience.
03-12-2012 09:09 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 2011 Volvo Ocean Race

Is anyone else around here playing the VOR game? It's really a lot of fun - and I'm actually learning a lot.
01-10-2012 12:31 AM
smackdaddy Hey, I just finished Leg 2 in 48,362nd place!!! Actually, I started the game almost halfway through the leg...in 72,000th place. So, I made up some ground baby!

It was cool passing 5,000 boats or so in the last 50 miles.

See you on Leg 3!
01-05-2012 01:34 PM
PCP And the French have their well deserved frst victory with a crack on the hull and all

"The sailors had to fix a crack in the hull themselves after it was spotted at the time of last week’s loading in the Safe Haven port in the Indian Ocean.

The crew went to work on fixing it after the arrival in Sharjah and while a more comprehensive repair will not be completed until after the fleet’s arrival in Abu Dhabi, Cammas is not too concerned.

“It’s a minor crack," the Frenchman told reporters on Tuesday. "It’s annoying but we will try not to think too much about it. It will be a minor brake on our performance.”"


These boats are really fragile

Great fight between Telefonica and Groupana. Great movie:

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