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31 July 2012

A timed race differs from a fleet race in that there is no pre-race practice. As soon as the race opens for registration your boat is "live", the first course command you execute denotes the beginning of your first attempt at that course.

If you don't want to commit yourself to race against the clock straightaway. then use the wx slider at the bottom of the game screen to see what sort of conditions are likely to be coming up over the next few hours... that way you don't start immediately and then realise if you had waited a little while, your first timed run might have been better. Highly competitive SOLers who are members of SOL's Yacht Club ("SYC") often won't start for days, waiting for the precise best conditions so that their SYC ranking is improved and not worsened by the race!!

The majority of SOLers, however, will start within a few hours and just enjoy the cameraderie and friendly match-racing that can happen.

To help this spirit of matchracing, ask out in the race's chatroom if anyone is planning a start anytime soon - informal groups of people starting together can have great fun, even if the time taken is not going to win any medals, and this is a great way to learn how to SOL (never hesitate to ask questions in chat, you will find everyone is very happy to help)!

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Welcome to a brand-new race, created by sassy63.
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The Race Conditions contains NOR, particulars, polars and a list of used boats, and will be updated for each race in 2018, so please read it to avoid disqualification.

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INFOfrom brainaid.de
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0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
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0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
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ALT. CLIENT: Classic
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RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run
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0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING:
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ALT. CLIENT: Classic
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DO NOT START TOO EARLY!
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