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Old 14th Jun 2018, 11:54
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Cool Golden Globe Race 2018 - with Sailonline's PPRune Flotilla

As many of you know there is a small contingent of PPRuNers who virtually sail on Sailonline. Over the years the flotilla has varied in size as virtual-sailing, a little bit like the real thing, does require a degree of effort but... it is all done from wherever you choose to "sail" be it armchair, flight-deck or someplace else.

Today sees the start of the closest thing to a full Round The World race on Sailonline... the feeder race hop from Falmouth to Les Sables-d'Olonne and then in a couple of weeks the first leg of the RTW event from Sables to Tasmania, where the real racers are permitted a brief stop. The second leg is from Storm Bay, Tasmania back to Sables. For this second leg we will need to log in to a new race in Sailonline as a completely RTW affair is not possible.

If you would like to join the PPRuNe Flotilla in this event (you will have a PRU_ prefix added to your boatname) then please post your name below.

I shall post a list of participants, including the usual suspects, in a few days' time.

Sailonline is a completely free-to-play sailing navigation simulator so... why not join the PPRuNe Flotilla there and see how you fare?!






SITraN Challenge – Falmouth to Les Sables-d’Olonne - Race Start 13:30UTC, Thursday 14 June 2018</b>




The host club for the passage race and the main event, the Golden Globe 2018 Race is The Royal Nomuka Yacht Club of Tonga

A new buddy-up and what a mammoth event this is going to be. Sailonline.org will be partnering with the organisers and sponsors of the Golden Globe Race 2018 to bring not one, but two races to armchair navigators around the world. First, we have the SITraN Challenge from Falmouth, UK to Les Sables-d’Olonne, France on 14 June 2018. This will be a ‘shakedown’ passage for the ‘real’ yachts and a chance for virtual sailors to get to know the characteristics of the Rustler 36. Then, on 1 July the solo round the world non-stop Golden Globe 2018 Race will start from Les Sables-d’Olonne.

This year is the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 ocean classic won by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in his 32 footer, ‘Suhaili’. The GGR SITraN Challenge will start off Pendennis Point following the Suhaili Parade of Sail. The Suhaili Parade of Sail will be led by Sir Robin and include a fleet of classic yachts from the past as well as the competitors in the GGR18. At 13:30, Sir Robin will fire a cannon from the deck of Suhaili to start the GGR SITraN Challenge charity race to Les Sables-d’Olonne.

Entrants include some of the world’s best known skippers – legends of single-handed sailing.


Rustler 36

The virtual GGR18 boat will have characteristics close to those of a Rustler 36 of which there are six yachts entered in the passage race and the main event. Participants in the virtual GGR18 will be able to test their navigational skills against the real Rustler 36s as well as the other yachts in the fleet. Also, with the permission of the race organisers and with the cooperation of YB Tracking, Sailonline.org will display the real fleet on the virtual race screen. This adds a sense of ‘reality’, competitiveness and involvement in the race.

Sailonline's virtual SITraN Challenge – Falmouth to Les Sables-d’Olonne is now open for registration to allow ample time to practise. Competing in virtual races on Sailonline is free and no advantage can be gained by buying a better suit of sails or including ‘rock star’ crew members. This is true one-design racing and a test of skill.

GGR 2018 Entry List





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Cool GGR Leg 1 - Les Sables-d'Olonne to Storm Bay, Tasmania - 1 July 2018 at 1000utc

Welcome, all, to the 2018 Golden Globe Race and Sailonline’s virtual version of this iconic 50th anniversary rerun of 1968’s first ever non-stop single-handed round-the-world race in yachts and with technology in keeping with that historic time.
To reflect the challenge being undertaken by the real racers, as announced previously, SOL invites all who feel so inclined to add their boat name to the post in FORUM declaring you will race by the proverbial "Seat Of The Pants" (SOTP) with no outside assistance from routing software or other external aids, BEFORE THE STARTING GUN IS FIRED.
To simulate the real race which features a 90 minute minimum stopover in Storm Bay, SOL’s online version has been divided into two legs. This first leg then is from Les Sables-d’Olonne to Storm Bay. When the leaders approach Storm Bay, Leg 2 from thence back to Les Sables via Cape Horn, will open. YOU MAY NOT START LEG 2 UNTIL AT LEAST 90 MINUTES AFTER FINISHING LEG 1. The penalty for starting Leg 2 before finishing Leg 1 is NO RANKING. The penalty for starting Leg 2 within 90 minutes of finishing Leg 1 is 5x the time you started too early. DO NOT START TOO EARLY!
Fair winds and good luck!!
Race #1154
INFO by brainaid.de
Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: GGR
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Jul 01st 10:00
Look forward to seeing a heap of you there (or at least the usual suspects!).
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PPRuNe Name ..................Sailonline Boatname

Blink182................................ golfsierrakilo
brockenspectre ...................... RainbowChaser
Gordy ................................... MerryTime
reflex .................................... reflex
Wodrick ................................. lyric

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Miss_Saigon is in, sailing by the very elegant seat of her pants!
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Good luck all, this will last a long time.
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Aargh!

Running downwind to the Canaries.

10,377 nm to go to Storm Bay at a maximum speed of 7.3 knots - that's at least 60 days!

We'll be completing the Round the World in Spring next year!

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I'm interested to know how other SOTP sailors choose their courses. My method is fairly simple. I select the weather for six hours ahead and look at the predicted windspeed at the end of my current track prediction. I then look at the windspeed for six hours ahead on the other tack/gybe and then choose the course which will best advance me.
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I try to pick a course looking up to 7 days ahead but trying to maintain fwd motion relative to the rhumb line.
I think we will shortly (a couple of months ) reach the lattitudes where position has little meaning.

I do take "Scarabochio" into account too.
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Sitting it out with a BBQ on the west coast of Africa.............. Navigated down the East side of Fuerteventura but despite doubling back to round the mark at the southern end so as to pass on the Port side , it did not register....so a tactical withdrawal from this race. Good luck to the rest of the Pru fleet.
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Sorry to hear that, Blink.

Mark-rounding has caught me out, too.
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