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Copacetic :)

--- Last Edited by A2R at 2012-09-22 22:37:58 ---
None so blind
Yes.. the race is starting on Tuesday, 25 September @2200utc which equates to Wednesday, 26 September @0730 in Adelaide, S Australia.

Aaron' birthday was 26 September.


GOTTIT - just spotted that Tyger had said Wed 25th... THANKS A2R!!!!

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-09-22 18:55:31 ---
A2R and RC
Thanks for spotting the mistake. A "senior moment" I'm afraid. I knew the race started on the 25th and I knew that it started on Wednesday, Aus time. a case of not checking.
“We may have arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now!” Martin Luther King Jr.

Leg 9 of the A3 is ready for preview.
Please see .kmz file attached.
All comments welcome

This is it SOLers, the final leg of the A3.

I must say how much I have, on the one hand, enjoyed putting the series together but on the other hand wishing that I never had to do so in the first place. I haven't been a SOLer for long but my enthusiasm for SOL is down to 3 factors - RC's boundless energy in keeping everything running, AGage's generosity towards me when I first joined and everyone in the SOL community.

I hope everyone in the SOL community is looking forward to the A3 Series as much as I am.

Lets get on with the A3 - AGage's Around Australia Series.

Please note Leg1 of the A3 Series starts Tue 25 Sept @ 2200 UTC.
See new thread in Races forum.

Note: Changed name of Leg 9 to Gage Roads to Adelaide and updated .kmz file.

--- Last Edited by Tyger at 2012-09-30 06:53:18 ---
“We may have arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now!” Martin Luther King Jr.
There's been a bit of discussion in chat about the gap between races and I think we just need to be flexible - depending on the winds we will finish some legs quicker than anticipated, some slower.

How about, roughly, 10 days to two weeks from time winner crosses the line before the start of the next one? This allows those who are slower-on-course to actually complete without being shut out of racing too soon.

What do you all think?
I'm probably least qualified to say anything, as I'm a total newbie here.

But 10 day to 2 week break seems really long considering that the legs look quite short.

I missed the start by a day but will be done in a few hours.

My 2 cents.

Great to be here BTW.
Glad to have you aboard Dana1. Welcome to SOL.

The gaps between the legs have been discussed over some time now and as things go this is about what is considered to be a 'Happy medium'.

Like Abe Lincoln used to say... "You can please some of the people... yada yada yada..."

Hope your SOL adventure will be permanent.


I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
RC 10 - 12 Day window has my vote
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
I should clarify - the idea of the "roughly one a month" is to have us finishing back in Adelaide near to the time of Aaron's 1st anniversary. I think if we make the legs a bit of a moveable feast (as stated) we should accomplish this :-)

Dana1 - Welcome to SOL and thank you for your input. If you have a look at The Race Calendar Forum you will find most upcoming races in its various threads. Due to vagaries of weather etc these can change but not usually by much!

A link to the Current Calendar is also usually findable on the SOL Homepage - due to the length of current blog entries it has shifted on to the next page at the moment but will be updated and back on the Homepage over the weekend :-D

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-09-28 14:51:37 ---

Thank you for the clarifications.

I think it is a great idea to time the end of the race for your friends memory. Absolutely no problem with this.

Unfortunately I did not have the chance to get to know Aaron.

Will be on future races.

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