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#156926 - 10/13/08 04:10 AM Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game?  
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There's a game going where u can sail the VOR from behind your desk: http://www.volvooceanracegame.org/play.php
If there are more catsailors playing maybe we can start a group, my username is Tony_VSK.

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#157367 - 10/16/08 08:30 PM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Tony_F18]  
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I'm playing. username: White Hare

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#157373 - 10/16/08 08:57 PM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: BGolum]  
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walawala-bambam currently low 6ks and heading 186 at 19kts

#157375 - 10/16/08 09:05 PM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Robi]  
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your PM box is full dude

#157381 - 10/16/08 10:21 PM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: PTP]  
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oh crap! Everyone seriously needs to check there PMs I had PMs dating back to 2004 and I am sure all those PM were previously deleted. I think they were returned when they migrated the forum database.

Patrick you can send your PM, sorry about that. Thanks for the heads up.

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#157384 - 10/16/08 10:46 PM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Robi]  
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Originally Posted by Robi
oh crap! Everyone seriously needs to check there PMs I had PMs dating back to 2004 and I am sure all those PM were previously deleted. I think they were returned when they migrated the forum database.

Patrick you can send your PM, sorry about that. Thanks for the heads up.


Robi:

Thanks!!!! I had 65 in mine from new restart.

Doug

#157385 - 10/16/08 10:58 PM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Robi]  
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wow, that is jacked up!
I have stuff going back to when I first signed up. Crazy....

#157387 - 10/17/08 12:10 AM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Robi]  
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Originally Posted by Robi
walawala-bambam currently low 6ks and heading 186 at 19kts

Turns out that we are only 2 miles apart!

#157389 - 10/17/08 12:47 AM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Tony_F18]  
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Weird Tony I would assume our distance is a bit more than 2 miles I want to say more like 200 miles. You are just closer to the finish than I am by two miles.

The DTF is kinda skewed I havent read if they actually have fixed it.

I added you to my list. Im trucking along at 21.5kts in 16kts of wind. I just did a minor course change, in 24hours I hope to be in the big air off Dakar and gybe out west. We gotta make that checkpoint. Sucks that next week I wont be able to follow it due to my work schedule. grrrtt!

#157393 - 10/17/08 02:13 AM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Robi]  
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#157401 - 10/17/08 03:51 AM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Robi]  
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Originally Posted by Robi
Weird Tony I would assume our distance is a bit more than 2 miles I want to say more like 200 miles. You are just closer to the finish than I am by two miles.

The DTF is kinda skewed I havent read if they actually have fixed it.

I added you to my list. Im trucking along at 21.5kts in 16kts of wind. I just did a minor course change, in 24hours I hope to be in the big air off Dakar and gybe out west. We gotta make that checkpoint. Sucks that next week I wont be able to follow it due to my work schedule. grrrtt!

Maybe you could get someone to crew for you, look after her for a few days smile
I'm in 20kt winds doing 21.8 knots, the fastest angle seems to be 140-142. Dont know if its the best for VMG but I figure its best to go for max speed.
Its a shame they didn't make a mobile version for the iPhone or WindowsMobile.

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#157405 - 10/17/08 05:31 AM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Tony_F18]  
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Being thick here; how do you add friends? I can see how you search for boats; but when found, I assume I'm being blind and cannot see the "add this boat to friends list"....


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#157436 - 10/17/08 08:42 AM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: scooby_simon]  
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I am enjoying the game except when I was stopped going through the straights. Lost 11,000 positions when that happened. I guess they say that happened to quite a few people because they game layout could not handle that many boats going through at once. I am TornadoSail2012.


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#157512 - 10/18/08 02:07 AM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: windswept]  
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I opened a group called CatSailors, maybe you guys can join so we can have our own little competition.

#157531 - 10/18/08 08:32 AM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Tony_F18]  
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Tony,

I am having trouble finding the link to the group. Can you help.



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#157535 - 10/18/08 09:20 AM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Tony_F18]  
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#157537 - 10/18/08 09:53 AM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: RyanMcHale]  
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Ive added everyone who added me.

I also noticed that there is a good amount of boats heading straight south off the coast of Africa. I gybed to the west and I am heading 260 at 21.7kts. I amlosing places like there is no tomorrow; but its because the DTF still seems skewed. Once I reach the line the code zero is coming up and I will start picking off positions once again. I dont think heading straight south off the coast of Africa is a good idea, watch all those boats fall back.

#157538 - 10/18/08 10:50 AM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: windswept]  
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Originally Posted by windswept
Tony,

I am having trouble finding the link to the group. Can you help.


While logged into the game click on the link below and press the "Ask for an invite" button.
http://www.volvooceanracegame.org/personal/group_profile.php?group=CatSailors

The DTF seems quite accurate though, unlike the orange line on the map. I worry too much about positions (although i'm quite happy to hape gained 500+ places in the last 12 hours grin)

#157539 - 10/18/08 12:01 PM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Tony_F18]  
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Originally Posted by Tony_F18
Originally Posted by windswept
Tony,

I am having trouble finding the link to the group. Can you help.


While logged into the game click on the link below and press the "Ask for an invite" button.
http://www.volvooceanracegame.org/personal/group_profile.php?group=CatSailors

The DTF seems quite accurate though, unlike the orange line on the map. I worry too much about positions (although i'm quite happy to hape gained 500+ places in the last 12 hours grin)
Thats thing, if you follow the orange line, its the shortest route going around the ROUND planet. If the game was programmed flat, then yes the line makes no sense at all. I am not sure if the programmers took that into consideration. You are aware of the checkpoint off the coast of Brazil right?

#157544 - 10/18/08 01:48 PM Re: Anyone playing the Volvo Ocean Race Game? [Re: Robi]  
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The orange line is just a pretty line but doesn't serve any real purpose apart from showing where the gates are.
For a more reliable rhumbline its best to open Google Earth and draw a line in that, IMHO you are going a little too far west and will lose opportunities to play the shifts (could be wrong though).
The front of the fleet has already started to sail upwind in the doldrums towards Fernando the Naranja wink

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