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#11 Willow

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:54 PM

Is it too early to start speculating about the weather?

The Thursday before the start looks like a low lurking off Fiji chance of a South Easter for the start?

 

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#12 Jon

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:30 PM

Weather is looking light for leg one, but still plenty of time for change
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#13 RainbowChaser

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:37 PM

Sailonline's Virtual RNI - if you can't get into the race yourself, why not join in with our buddied-with-SSANZ virtual event?  An ideal opportunity to hone those routing skills!
 
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Once every three years, sailors have the opportunity to pit their courage, their skill and their competitive natures in a race around New Zealand’s North Island.  This is not an event for the faint-hearted –racing left-about the North Island, and contending with the swirl of the Southern Oceans mixing with the Pacific and the challenge of navigating the Cook Strait, where these waters are funnelled between North and South Islands.  WX systems accompany these often turbulent waters, making Sailonline’s virtual event, using wind grib forecasts from NOAA downloaded four times a day and released into the game in 10 minute pieces, a truly realistic navigation challenge. 
 
Sailonline is delighted to be racing the Virtual RNI for the third time in association with SSANZ and looks forward to sharing in the reports and tales of how the race pans out.  The race will start from Auckland, at 0100utc on 25 February 2017 and Sailonline’s virtual event will be available for preview from 21 February and registration will open for pre-race practice on 22 February.
 
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The real race has a formula by which race legs will open (after the initial one) which is explained here.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  Sailonline will be competing as closely as is virtually possible with the real yachts but will at all times give a minimum of 24hrs notice of a start time.  It is intended to close each leg promptly, in harmony with the real race, but there will be some allowance here.  The aim is for the overlap between legs of the virtual race to not exceed 24hrs.  As always, race ranking will be your position at race close for each leg.  
 
 
 
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#14 Duty Free

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:14 PM

BUMP---Start off Devonport , 2pm this Saturday
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#15 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 12:23 PM

BUMP, not a noise you want to hear off Devonport at around 2pm this Saturday.


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#16 markm

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:20 AM

hmmm, you know it's light when checking the tide times seems a good idea.

 

All the best to those racing, if you haven't seen the tide times, don't look, you really don't want to know.


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#17 waikiore

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 09:19 AM

Well done to whoever organised the forestay banners all the boats are wearing around the marinas of Auckland, its a great sight :thumbup: 


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#18 Sundreamer

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:11 AM

Agreed, was at the Squadron last night and counting the flags flying in the marina. A very cool sight.

 

Looks like it's going to be a slow race as far out as Metvuw shows anyway.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:19 PM

Awesome, I'm sure there will be plenty from here out there supporting them at the start :thumbup:


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#20 waikiore

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:39 PM

Yes will be out there watching, though I dont expect exciting video from the first leg like truxton provided a race or two back.


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