Nice Ultimed
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2018-04-25 | 17:00:43

I love short coastal races like this, but they made it Category 3, so the full pack will cost 20 Euros, and the race will probably only take 3 days. Very frustrating. Also, there are so many complicated corners that I think it will require a lot of waypoints unless you're online to hand-steer a lot, which means doing the race on credits would get very expensive. I'm estimating the net cost of doing it competitively, after accounting for the finish bonus, etc, would be somewhere in the 5,000 - 8,000 credits range, mostly from having to buy something like 15-20 nav packs to get enough waypoint cards.

I think I'll wait until I see Zezo's routings the night before the start to decide whether or not to do this race, and if I do it, whether to do it on full pack or credits. It will be helpful to see which options are likely to be needed (current forecast suggests all, but that's a week away)... and it will also be helpful to see which maneuvers are likely to occur at times when I have to be offline and/or would like to be sleeping.

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Post by iconPost by ogin8 | 2018-04-25 | 17:54:30
Let's make all SO. Otherwise I will not join.

Post by iconPost by Ursus Maritimus | 2018-04-25 | 18:34:20
or PDD ...

= Prime De Depart (only options that can be bought from the start credits, 1600 for this race)



Post by iconPost by Popeye2 | 2018-04-25 | 23:50:47
Good idea 👍
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-04-26 | 11:46:54
Looking at the buoys it looks like two laps around the distance.
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2018-04-26 | 12:35:41
Yes, I think so. That's what the real race does. I think it's roughly 1,000 nm per lap.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-04-26 | 13:14:05
So make it around 5 days. Could be nice race if it was the only one at the time. Won't be much fun with 3 more running simultaneously.

I may try it SO, spending the free credits on nav packs.
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2018-04-26 | 14:02:23
For the moment, the Closing time is 4 days, 13 hours after the start.

These Ultimes are quite fast, so it may be possible for the top finishers to complete the course under 4 days... but if that closing time doesn't change, there won't be a lot of finishers.

They already have 7,000 registered entries.

Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-04-26 | 20:38:15
2000 miles in 110 hours. 18 knots VMG in circles in the Med. Could happen with a lot of luck, but sounds like the record time, not the closing time.
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