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Due to the sad death of Swedish ocean racing legend Magnus Olsson I think a memorial race would be nice to have. Auckland - São Sebastião or Cape Town - Fremantle from the 1997-1998 Withbread would be cool... He raced and won this RTW race with EF Language...

Cheers, Roland

Magnus Olsson dies
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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2013-05-06 10:28:22 ---
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I propose a race from Qindao (China) to Rio.....The race he won with a VO 70, that I´m sure 76T can provide us with the polars for that boat....Robert
Robert
My vote is for Quindao - Rio with a vo70. That leg defined Olsson for me. Willing to take a risk to win despite having a slower boat.
Anyone know if these were the final gate positions?

LEG5 Exit February 14 at 05:00 GMT. Spain +1


Start Qingdao - 120 º 25'E 35 º 45 '

New Zealand mark - 37 º 39'S 178 ° 15'E (Leave it to starboard)

Pacific West Gate - 47 º 00'S 147 º 30'W (Let by
starboard)

The Pacific Gateway - 45 º 00'S 112 ° 30'W (Let by
starboard)

Cape Horn - 56 º 12'S 67 ° 16'W (pass)

Final in Rio de Janeiro - 23 º 00'S 43 ° 12'W
Would be lovely to get this one set up... we have a little time in hand as we have yet to close the NYC-SFO and... a lot of folks still are a long way from the finish.

That will probably close when a good % of racers are finished but it cannot stay open indefinitely but will allow time to get the right polar ready!
Nice to see a tribute here as well for Magnus Olsson. A great sailor and a superb ambassador to the sport of sailing.

I think the Quidango race is more then fitting as well.
I am a ex-admin of SOL who joins in from time to time.
Estamos tristes por la muerte de Magnus , una gran pérdida para la nautica .

Mi voto es para Qingdao
Well, are we doing it?
The NYC-SFO is closing today (Monday, 29 April) and if you look at the Current Calendar we definitely have space for an ocean race... maybe after next weekend so this week's focus can be on Jubilant's first qualifying race.

All we are waiting on is a boat choice I think.

The options are:

1. new VO60 polar (to be created)
2. old VO70 (not VO70v4) polar
3. Steinlager 2 polar
4. any other boat in SOL's boathouse

I will get the race set up - The Magnus Olsson Tribute Race.

Please will someone volunteer to draft up a brief Race Description - one or two sentences to introduce the race to appear with other Race Info on the RH side of the SOL Homepage?

Are there any websites where we can publicise what we are doing? It would be lovely for the wider sailing world to know I think?
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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2013-04-29 08:30:45 ---
Hello RC ... for me the important thing is to do a race in memory of Olsson, about the route all those proposed are OK.
You could even organize a challenge in 3 or 4 legs along the routes of his most famous races.

Fair winds
Carlo Alberto
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