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What about including AGage's Tour currently running as Stage 1 into that Series?
My friends - I'm in!

Let's do it!

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Tyger
Brilliant plan! Agree with each post here. We should definitely do this series.
If you need any help putting the .kmz together, let me know. Happy to help.

Well done!

SP
I would like to suggest that the course visit the inner harbour of each Australian port that we pass during the race. This would be much more realistic, particularly if the race is run as one continuous course, rather than several legs. This would distribute the 'awake' hours more randomly around the world, for SOLers around the world, rather than all of them occurring at the same time in the night for 'some' people.
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
I would like to suggest that the course visit the inner harbour of each Australian port that we pass during the race. This would be much more realistic,
Rod
I had that in mind. I am working on Leg1: Adelaide to Melbourne now and plan to have the finish inside Port Phillip Bay at Royal Melb Yacht Squadron. Not just because it is my club, but because it is were the reverse IRL races start and RMYS was the yachting HQ for the 1956 Olympics.
I'll do the same in Hobart, Sydney & Brisbane, following the start and finish points of the major IRL races
I may have to be a tour guide as well :-)




--- Last Edited by Tyger at 2012-07-24 12:41:14 ---
“We may have arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now!” Martin Luther King Jr.
I am so looking forward to setting this one up.

Does anyone have ideas about how we manage the closing of one leg/opening of next?

The IMOCA Global Challenge was a little tough on everyone - subsequent leg opened as soon as practicable after winner of previous leg arrived and started 48hrs after arrival. The previous leg closed promptly after the start of the subsequent.

There have been other methods but it is something to be considered... bearing in mind that up to now opening/closing races and registration is a manual process requiring a SOL Admin to be online to do it :-)

Also.. what boat? Do we want to sail different boats for each leg? The same boat?

What SYC Ranking? Week or Ocean?
RC, I'd say no less than 7days stop over time... perhaps longer to make sure all has as good a chance as possible to get to the finish.

Would be nice to get to use more than 1 type of boat but they have to be fast due to the massive distance that needs to be covered.

Just my 5cents worth...

Cheers.

Vince
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
I would like to point out that if we have several starts, in harbour, at the same 'Australian time', that this would be in the middle of the European and N. American nights. If the race ran as one continuous leg, then these would occur at random times for everyone.
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
Rod
I've been thinking about start times. See Aust Time Zone map attached. 0800 AEST is 2200 UTC and 1800 US Eastern, give or take a bit if summer time is applicable. We should be able to fit in to suit everyone. I think 80% of my SOL starts have been between midnight and 6.00am Melb time. I'm up now at 3.00am to do the Perce to St Malo start at 5.00am Melb time.

WW
That sounds like the way to go. 7 days at least. Everyone will need a breather after each leg. We do have commitments, work etc IRL.

RC
I thought a different boat for each leg, but a boat that fits the sailing characteristics of the leg IRL and gets around the course in a reasonable time:
TP52 - Legs 1, 2 & 5
100' Maxi - Legs 3 & 4
Class 40 - Leg 6
Orange Cat - Legs 7 & 8
VOR 70 - Leg 9
Thoughts?

SYC ranking, I thought Week, its only the long Darwin to Perth leg that might be outside that criteria.


See attached Aust Time Zone map


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--- Last Edited by Tyger at 2012-07-29 03:46:01 ---
“We may have arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now!” Martin Luther King Jr.
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Impressive Tyger... you have given this lots of thought.
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...

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