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Sailonline World Race 2011-2012 - Leg 3

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The third in this 9 leg race across the globe. Leg 3: A race from Ahbu Dhabi to Sanya across 4600nm in a VO70. Fair Winds challengers! Race #282 NOR / POLAR. WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230. RANKING: Ocean/SYC/SOL WorldRace

Race starts: 一月 14th 10:00 Registration Open!

 

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So which way is everyone going to go?

Looks like there are a couple of options on the table.

 

And why, after starting late yet a f**king gain, have I passed some NZL's who started on time???? I pop in 2 maybe 3 times a day for a couple of mins. I shouldn't be passing that many that fast!!!!

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So which way is everyone going to go?

Looks like there are a couple of options on the table.

 

And why, after starting late yet a f**king gain, have I passed some NZL's who started on time???? I pop in 2 maybe 3 times a day for a couple of mins. I shouldn't be passing that many that fast!!!!

 

Do we have a trumpet blowing icon? :wink: :silent:

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:lol: I think some need a 'anchor has been deployed' Icon.

 

There was a little subtle bit to that comment. Answers maybe enlightening and helpful to me. It's knot what you say, it's how you say it ;)

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We are having a relatively easy ride to the 1st mark. Those on the south - better angles, less pressure & those in the north, worse angles , more pressure. We all seem to be progressing in the SE direction with the the same VMG. Boats do have the ability to slide up & down the line without losing to much ground. Those boats, in the north though, will need help with the wind going 1 way or the other, to get back for the 1st mark. Some low wind pressure around the 1st mark does push south the preferred course.

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Boy are we going up and down in the rankings. 250ish Saturday morning and good 6 hours behind the leaders, now 22 this morning but slowly dropping.

 

Very interesting to see if the us northern's can sneak around this big lump of brown stuff, looks like a couple of gybes later on day/early evening.

 

It does gives us the better angle for Puloa We. :thumbup:

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What a shocking 24 hours only did 100 nm :twisted: :twisted: but I was able to get around the corner. Now I am only 10 hours behind YY. :(

 

The weather upgrade yesterday lunchtime did it for me, I thought I could sneak around the top of it on Saturday but by Sunday there was nothing absolutely nothing over a big area with the Sloop sitting in the middle of it.

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