Virtual Regatta makes buoys obsolete
Post by iconPost by Skyweed | 2018-07-21 | 12:46:57

Hi all

I'm on the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta
No buoy along the race which implies we're free to choose our route. North of the UK was the fastest route
I just found out the new obscure underground rule is we have to follow the white line inside the english channel even though there's no buoy to force that route !?!?!

Is anyone else experiencing this?
What's the next step? How far away from the white line is too far away?
Next Vendee, those who sailing along the Africa coast on the way down South get disqualified?

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Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-07-21 | 13:56:10
Not obsolete. Just invisible, and it's been like this for quite a while.

http://zezo.org/forum.pl?tid=6532

And it has nothing to do with the white line. I mean, it may be guaranteed to clear all invisible gates, but it not way guarantees that you can or can't pass some island on the other side.
Post by iconPost by Skyweed | 2018-07-21 | 16:53:02
It's been that way for so long that even the top guys who've been around still don't know this obscure rule
What's the point of invisible buoys? To improve the customer experience?
Post by iconPost by The Prodigy | 2018-07-21 | 16:21:07
"The Prodigy" ETA Cuxhaven 2018.07.22. 02:20 CET
https://twitter.com/SimonCoxGlaadt/status/1020698578040258561
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-07-21 | 19:00:17
That's the million dollar question, literally. Why the fuck they have to hide the mandatory gates.
Post by iconPost by etrille17 | 2018-07-21 | 22:20:37
Je suis un SO,et je viens de mettre un carton rouge à VR et à PG pour avoir mis des portes invisibles sur Atlantic Anniversaire.Je dois arriver le 22 vers 22h et je suis 14600ème alors que je serais pas loin du 1er.Pourqoui ne pas mettre des bouées visibles pour contourner les iles par la Manche.Je suis trés en colère de cet incident surtout venant d'un Rochelais......Merci de remettre un peu d'ordre dans votre jeu .A+
Post by iconPost by etrille17 | 2018-07-22 | 05:54:18
Suite de mon message:ce matin position ZEZO 120miles à faire, position VR:1146miles.Tout ceci pour vous dire que VR bloque les bateaux passant au Nord de l'Ecosse.Au diable les bouées invisibles!!!!!!Pour une fois que je fais une bonne course!Merci VR et encore CARTON ROUGE.
Post by iconPost by Skyweed | 2018-07-22 | 12:04:27
Voila! Exactement!
Post by iconPost by The Prodigy | 2018-07-22 | 17:38:48
Don't get it. What does etrille have to say?
Post by iconPost by The Prodigy | 2018-07-22 | 17:41:16
So here I am.
https://twitter.com/SimonCoxGlaadt/status/1020899628336721920?s=19

Just taken the frigate to Lizards End. Watch out here I come again. Jumped from 14111 to 9780 in the Ranking. Will post my final ranking in about 5 days and 8 hours. Best to all.
I love sailing, but started a Hotel and Restaurant Business 5 Years ago and have no time to get out on a boat. So VR is all I am left with for the moment. Hope the VR Team read this forum an perhaps may get things sorted.

Fair Winds or as they say in Germany "break your mast and sheet". Sometimes I don't get them.

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