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    Posted: 10 Nov 12 at 1:48pm
You know.... the online racing thing?
 
If so, I'm Bootscooter.... feel free to add me to your list.  Perhaps we can find a Forum Virtual Racing Champion...
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I've just joined as rwoofer, but have no idea what I'm supposed to do. Seems the only thing I can adjust is the boat heading, but no idea what is a good upwind angle for these boats and therefore what is a good direction. Searched google and all leads to the forum which has been down for me.
 
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Actually just checked in and I'm last not having moved at all despite my speed supposedly being 6 knots......
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And the virtual regatta site has now crashed "for maintenance" great timing

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Originally posted by rb_stretch

Actually just checked in and I'm last not having moved at all despite my speed supposedly being 6 knots......
 
On my chart you're showing as 86738th. Big smile
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Did it last time and really must get a life, doing it again. Boltonsailing
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rb_stretch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Nov 12 at 5:43pm
Originally posted by Bootscooter

Originally posted by rb_stretch

Actually just checked in and I'm last not having moved at all despite my speed supposedly being 6 knots......
 
On my chart you're showing as 86738th. Big smile

Jumped 20000 places by actually getting moving. Suspect the other 86000 places will be harder.....

So do you know how this game works? All I did was bear off 40 degrees to the wind from 30 and that got me going. Don't actually know what are the tacking angles of Open 60s.
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the controls on the left of the screen should enable you to judjr angle vs speed. In the current conditions I reckon 40deg is about right.  Bear in mind that this'll change with wind strength, both up and down.
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