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Charton Island RTI 2024 Results

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In the first sprint of Q3, it turned out to be a one second win by Comocean over CriticalHippo. Twenty seconds later Flamingo rounded out the podium nipping Ryba by 2 seconds. Rounding Charlton Island it was key to keep a tight course until the final leg to the finish when it was decision time and how far to play the angles and wind shift verses performance loss and how many tacks to put it. In a sprint the tiniest mistakes can cost you. Read the report by CriticalHippo to find out more.

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Auckland to San Francisco 2024 - RESULTS

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The sailing competition began with an impressive turnout of 161 participants, with 116 boats setting sail right on schedule. Within just 9 hours, the fleet experienced a split. The majority of boats tacked eastward, while a scattered group continued northwards on a starboard tack. After one day, the eastern group divided further, as a handful of boats aimed even farther east, leaving the main contingent to form a 'middle group.' Along the way, a few boats diverged from the main group, some heading west and others east.

bonknhoot, well-positioned for observing the manoeuvrings several hours astern of the leading boats in the ‘middle group’, inspired perhaps by the worldwide election fever in-the-real-world, suggested in Chat that it seemed to him to be more about politics than geography. Careful, he said, not to express any type of opinion, he saw the following parties vying for victory...

1. the Radical (aka Extreme) Left led by AWoL, with fringe follower LUNATIC; Their names a pure coincidence.

2. the Committed Left, led by Zorba777 the Greek. Another nomenclated coincidence, he supposed.

3. the Right Left, led by Veter, who had moved over from the Right to the Left. Was it a paradox that he flies the Russian flag?

4. the Left (of) Center, a small faction led by Sax747, an old-style Italian.

5. the Centrists, his own party, led by another Italian, ita10267, who he thought was perhaps switching to the Right, but in fact was just aligning with the party line.

  6. the Right (of) Center, where there was a leadership contest between Leelu22, FreyjaUSA and TarrassBoulba. Is it a surprise that Right (of) Center is polling in the lead?

7. the Quite Right (or is that Quiet Right), a party of one, Grecale in stealth mode.

8. the Proper Right, led by another Italian, at the time in the lead in the polls overall, the one-and-only SCARABOCCHIO, sipping wine and munching cheese.

9. and finally, the Radical Right, who were all-over-the-place and few-and-far-between; Rick1_95, SimeMali, Arronax21, bmd and ibis.

Who was going to win the election?

The eastern right-wing groups initially lagged, trailing by as much as 180 nautical miles after one week. However, they managed to recover, overtaking the middle centrist groups on day 16. Meanwhile, the western left-wing group successfully navigated north of the high-pressure system at 33°N, enjoying a very favourable beam-to-broad reach, while the rest of the fleet struggled against headwinds and had to sail at a close haul.

The podium positions were solidified by day 25, with 84 hours and 830 nautical miles remaining to the finish and it was a landslide victory for the left-wing led by Zorba777 the Greek, on a rich vein of form since his return to SOL from a sabbatical. The right-wing eastern group secured 'second' place, finishing 1 day and 7 hours behind the left-wing’s leader, while the centrist middle group came in 'third', 1 day and 12 hours behind the winner.

All-in-all, a proper simulation, and further incisive insights and possibly parables on what went on have been provided by Zorba777 himself and wsguerin also form the Left, under the buttons above. Well worth a read!

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Haida Gwaii 2024 - RESULTS

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A change in the weather forecast just before the start meant that the previously better southern route near Prescott Island suddenly lost compared to the northern route over Stephens Island. This probably caused the fleet to be divided into two main parts. Supporters of the northern route and a bigger group of supporters of the southern route. The next WX change confirmed the advantage of the northern group and at last, the race was decided.

Ultimately, the victory went to WRmirekd, who led from the beginning of the race. FreyjaUSA, alert as usual, took second place after TarassBoulba's rudder failure. CriticalHippo took advantage of the moment when Zorba was at BBQ and took third place on the podium. Be sure to read the report. The best from the southern group, justmer8, reached the finish line only in 10th place, over two hours behind the leader. Congratulations to the winners and those who made the race more interesting by choosing the southern route.

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Pantaenius Shetland Race 2024 - Leg 2 - RESULTS

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The second leg of the 2024 Pantaenius Shetland Race was nothing short of exhilarating. After a spectacular first leg, our dedicated SOLers departed from the stunning shores of Bergen, Norway, in their sleek Finngulf 43s, heading back to Lerwick. The North Sea, with its unpredictable weather, provided challenging yet excellent conditions, putting every SOLer's skills to the ultimate test.

As the race unfolded over 190 nautical miles, the excitement never waned. The high-performance Finngulf 43s, crafted by Farr Yacht Design, navigated through the tricky waters, each SOLer vying for the lead. The competition was fierce, and the strategic maneuvers kept everyone on edge.

After nearly 26 grueling hours, WRmirekd of Poland was the first to appear over the horizon, securing a well-deserved victory. In a nail-biting finish, Patrick70119 of South Africa crossed the line just 5 seconds later, taking second place. TarassBoulba of France completed the podium, coming in third!

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