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Board » Sailonline Race Committee » RTWR 2016 - Leg 3 - Auckland to Cape Town

I've a big doubt about how round the mark Great Barrier:
1) if I go to the southeast and pass south of New Zealand mark is rounded? (I leave to port).
2) must go around the mark and then I can go to the south of New Zealand?

I think that the Sailonline Race Committee should clarify how we can round the first mark.

Thanks and FW all.
Carlo Alberto

--- Last Edited by SCARABOCCHIO at 2017-01-27 11:46:23 ---
Can i suggest to remove the points in the middle, and make the wx area wider?

this is ocean racing..

Best, dikke.
If there was no mark to the east of Auckland then the starting line would have all yachts starting East to West and racing into the inner reaches of Auckland harbour! So an Easterly mark was required by the server to give us a West to East start. SRC has been nice by selecting an open water start area in Hauraki Gulf clear of islands.
If you pass the Great Barrier Island Offshore mark to Port the caption will change to 'Rounded' and then the mark is out of the course routing. Due to server settings the skipper must route north of North Island. (This is a change from my earlier post which indicated that North Island could be rounded to the South.)
As for rounding Heard and Kerguelen Islands, mid-Indian ocean, that was brought in to take the Antarctic out of a great circle routing.
Go4iT - Chair SRC

--- Last Edited by Go4iT at 2017-01-27 19:14:22 ---
My 2 cents here.. the interesting part of ocean racing is the ocean.
You have to go from harbour to harbour, how you do it is all up to you. That is already difficult enough. Putting a Chicane in the middle does not make the fleet more competitive me think. It eliminates the chance ( Christmas to Christmas race anyone? ) to choose different routes and strategies on the long term.

Best, Dikke.

--- Last Edited by dikkehenk at 2017-01-27 17:15:12 ---
Thanks Go4iT, very clear explanations.
Carlo Alberto
Hi Carlo,
Sorry - No choice but to turn left at the Great Barrier Island Offshore and then to round North Island to the north around Cape Reinga. The server sets the rounding angle and it is too late to change this to permit a departure to the South.
mmmm ... so the only correct way to go south is round "fully" the first mark ....

Carlo Alberto

--- Last Edited by SCARABOCCHIO at 2017-01-27 21:11:16 ---
For those tracking this thread, a new mark at Cape Reinga has now been added.
@SRC (@go4it)
I do not see any need for forcing a start to the east nor do I see the need for forcing to round cape reinga.

Even the chicane in the middle of nowhere is questionable.

Just keep the starting-point and the finish-line.

That would make this race so much more fun!!


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