Official ONE WORLD REGATTA Thread

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Re: Official ONE WORLD REGATTA Thread

Postby Kentrock Messmer » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:28 pm

Yes he makes beautiful blimps. Momo knows his stuff. We just need to check them for Gemma rays. :D
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Re: Official ONE WORLD REGATTA Thread

Postby Deina Ninetails » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:58 pm

If anyone wishes the LM setter files for the Final ONLY, here they are:

Buoy List
Breakers Point Yel (141-174)
Breakers Point
141,174,30
Breakers Point Yel/Wht (213-38)
Breakers Point
213,038,30
Finish - Plum Gut S/F
Plum Gut
130,163,30
Finish - Schooner Run S/F
Schooner Run
180,085,30
Flat Hammock Yel/Wht
Flat Hammock
219,125,30
Plum Gut S/F
Plum Gut
130,163,30
Race Rock Grn/Wht
Race Rock
100,037,30
Race Rock Grn/Yel
Race Rock
052,199,30
Race Rock LH
Race Rock
204,119,65
Schooner Run LH
Schooner Run
249,177,65
Sugar Reef Blu/Blk
Sugar Reef
161,051,30
Sugar Reef Or/Blk
Sugar Reef
073,180,30
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Below are the four course notecards:


F1 Course
Plum Gut S/F
Breakers Point Yel (141-174)
Flat Hammock Yel/Wht
Sugar Reef Or/Blk
Breakers Point Yel (141-174)
Finish - Plum Gut S/F

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F2 Course
Plum Gut S/F
Flat Hammock Yel/Wht
Sugar Reef Or/Blk
Race Rock Grn/Wht
Race Rock Grn/Yel
Sugar Reef Blu/Blk
Finish - Plum Gut S/F

#####################################
F3 Course
Plum Gut S/F
Breakers Point Yel/Wht (213-38)
Sugar Reef Or/Blk
Flat Hammock Yel/Wht
Breakers Point Yel (141-174)
Finish - Plum Gut S/F

#####################################
F4 Course
Plum Gut S/F
Flat Hammock Yel/Wht
Sugar Reef Or/Blk
Race Rock Grn/Wht
Race Rock Grn/Yel
Breakers Point Yel/Wht (213-38)
Race Rock LH
Schooner Run LH
Finish - Schooner Run S/F
#####################################

Good luck, and Happy Sailing!
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Re: Official ONE WORLD REGATTA Thread

Postby Bea Woodget » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:56 am

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Re: Official ONE WORLD REGATTA Thread

Postby Bea Woodget » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:08 am

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Re: Crude Finals

Postby Naeve Rossini » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:10 am

Jane Fossett wrote:The back-up option is part of ONE WORLD's design,
and no redress will be given for any team that can't log-in following a crash.

Any Finalist team can still still add members at this point, and there's a large community
of ONE WORLD sailors from the qualifying Rounds they can draw from if they choose. :-)


Let's be honest for a moment and acknowledge one thing: crashes happen. They happen for any number of reasons. One World was designed knowing that it would happen. As the J-Classic final has shown, it can even happen in short races, not just long ones.

Given that, it behooves each team to develop a crash strategy. As one who competed in the J-Classic, my team had a crash strategy. If for any reason the skipper crashed, there was a plan to get a new boat in the water as soon as possible to continue the race.

In at least one occasion, prudent crash planning was the difference that won the race. I've seen people who have crashed who, for lack of a better description, dawdled while waiting for their crew to show up. No! Get a boat in the water, raise sail. Pick up the crew later and have them all gather up and jump on at the same time so you don't keep coming to a dead stop.

This is sailing in SL. These are our weather patterns. Deal with them... just like the folks in the Volvo Ocean series.
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Re: Crude Finals

Postby Liv Leigh » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:18 am

'Weather' is a term that I refuse to use for the inability of the Secondlife platform to function properly in creating a contiguous world on it's mainlands, instead of just heaps of isolated 'islands'. 'Weather' for me is part of our simulation, not of the platform it runs on. If I accept crashes in an event like One World, it is because they can not be avoided under heavy load and adverse sim conditions during such long races. Not because 'they're a part of the game'.

Crashes are a nuisance and too many of them turn any race into a sick joke. Calling it 'weather' makes you accept this issue, that made dozens of our best sailors turn their backs on the Secondlife platform altogether.
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Re: Crude Finals

Postby Bea Woodget » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:58 am

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Re: Official ONE WORLD REGATTA Thread

Postby Caitlyn » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:10 am

I think the One World staff was left with three options.

Run longer races over one weekend, which would have given us a finals with two races ... and drawn criticism that the finals was not a 'real' finals.
Run longer races over two weekends, and had a finals with four races ... and drawn criticism for dragging out the event.
Run shorter races over one weekend, and had a finals with four races ... and drawn the criticism we are seeing here.

Speaking only for myself, I like the option they selected.
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Re: Official ONE WORLD REGATTA Thread

Postby Joyofrlc Acker » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:35 am

I sort of agree with Caitlyn (I think!) .... given ALL of the "constraints" the approach adopted is reasonable. Im not saying other approaches wouldnt also be reasonable but this is the one that was planned all along. It would be wrong to change at this stage.

Jane makes a critical point that this is a "boat event" not a "skipper event". Im still not sure I really understand what a "boat event" really is, given that these boats are all basically functionally identical software constructs running on a variety of client platforms. I had this problem with J classic too. But people do say Im too analytical LOL. IF it *were* a s"skipper event" or a "team event" then there might be a discussion to have about the different style of courses for the finals vs the heats . But its not.

I have to confess that, as a RL cruiser not a racer I have always been a bit sceptical of the mad dash around closely packed buoys aspect of racing, BUT having tried all four finals courses in the last couple of days, and especially with the races yesterday morning - I have to say they are huge fun.

And thats what its all about - FUN. Im sure this will be fun for those lucky enough to participate and enjoyable for the spectators. Kent has come up with some great courses - go try them for yourselves!
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Re: Official ONE WORLD REGATTA Thread

Postby Jane Fossett » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:21 pm

I wanted to give a big shout-out to Joyof, Kentrock, Hay
and the six teams that ran Joyof's Practice Race today on the Finals Courses.
Woots! The race 4-pack was pretty great in all respects!

Kentrock gets the blame for the four courses we'll race on Saturday.
At first glance I admit they look pretty easy, but try sailing them in a fleet!
It takes considerable brains, guts and quick reflexes.
Even on the short F1 course, the fleet today kept splitting up as they made tactical choices weaving through the islands.
I'm pretty sure no two boats ended up sailing the same course; often, several boats converged from weird approach angles to round a mark together.
As a spectator it was exciting to watch, and I'm pretty sure the whole practice fleet thought the race-pack was rather great.

And if you recall, the plan was four races with laptimes of 10-15min each...
Check out Joyof's race results when she posts them.
FIYC's courses are Dead On for the Finals. :-)
Thank you Kent!

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1. Bunnie Mills cheated by wearing a spinnaker on her head (You can see Cait in the distance, moored starboard)
2. In that long distance view, I count two boats running SW, three boats reaching NW, and one boat beating NE... all in the same race!
3. Two boats traveling SW towards Flat hammock, each leaves the small island on a different side.
There's a boat in the distance over FIYC's left shoulder that's about to leave the island to starboard,
and a boat over FIYC's right shoulder that simply hasn't made up its mind. :-)
4. Although the fleet all splits up on different tactical paths... they often suddenly converge, too!
(I love these courses!)


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Re: Crude Finals

Postby Naeve Rossini » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:36 pm

Liv Leigh wrote:Crashes are a nuisance and too many of them turn any race into a sick joke. Calling it 'weather' makes you accept this issue, that made dozens of our best sailors turn their backs on the Secondlife platform altogether.


Given the options, I can either 1) accept it, or 2) be aggravated by it and eventually leave SL sailing altogether.

I'm willing to give #1 a try.
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Beta goes Public

Postby Jane Fossett » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:28 pm

Thank you to the Finals Fleet!
All teams accept Saturday 8:00AM as the Start time
for the Finals 4-race series.


The teams will launch in Plum Gut with their usual crews aboard.
However, Liv Leigh has RL obligations, so Momomos Netizen
will take SVC's helm as their starting skipper.

As Naeve and I both keep reminding though, a team can always add new sailors
or even organize a fully-crewed back-up boat as part of their race strategy. :-)
GOOD LUCK FINAL FOUR!

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Results of todays Practice

Postby Joyofrlc Acker » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:20 pm

The results of the FIYC parctice for the OW Finals are here:
http://slsailing.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5749

Dont take this tboo seriously but fwiw - a summary using the low point scoring system is:

Rank Tot.Pts F1 F2 F3 F4
Bunnie Mills 1 6 2 1 2 1
Armano Xaris 2 7 1 2 1 3
Viciously Llewellyn 3 13 3 5 3 2
don Berithos 4 17 5 3 5 4
Ultralas Moleno 5 23 6 6 4 7*
Kentrock Messmer 6 22 4 4 7* 7*

* = DNS.

(sorry about the pathetic formatting of this silly BBS).
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Re: Beta goes Public

Postby Liv Leigh » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:10 am

Jane Fossett wrote:
The teams will launch in Plum Gut with their usual crews aboard.
However, Liv Leigh has RL obligations, so Momomos Netizen
will take SVC's helm as their starting skipper.

That's not unusual, we have each raced every other week ;) It would be Momomos' turn anyways.
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Re: Official ONE WORLD REGATTA Thread

Postby Jane Fossett » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:02 pm

Woots! Bunnie Mills organized another practice run of the Finals Courses today.
The races were pretty great, and very funny. Conditions were wonderful.

I'm guessing the spectator crowds on Saturday will make conditions much tougher,
but we'll all try to plan ahead, and I hope we can all deal with whatever happens. :-)

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