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  1. Your Mom SA

    Overall?

    I didn't see that. Thanks. Hopefully it will come back.
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    Overall?

    Will Magellan have an Overall ranking?
  3. @Ceres Could VR please post an overall summary of the Magellan event before the start of the first leg? I can see that the "Incoming Races" now shows 8 "episodes" across the rest of 2019, with some being Category 3 and others being Category 4. It would be very nice if you could please publish a chart showing the planned start date and location, finish location, distance, and planned closure date, for each leg. It would also be very helpful to have details of how the overall event will be scored (total elapsed time? sum or scores of legs? With or without throwouts? or is there no overall ranking?) It is important to recognize that if this is being scored using a total score, not elapsed time, then the Category 3 legs are more important than the Category 4 legs. This information would be very helpful for people trying to decide whether or not to enter Episode 1. I have not decided yet.
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    iPhone Xs MAX could not run VR offshre

    I run into that a few times per week... Turning the phone off to force a reboot always solves it.
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    iTunes Login?

    For the last few days, my iPhone has asked me to provide my iTunes password every time I access a race. Even if I log in, it asks again the next time I access a race. Is anyone else having this problem?
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    Odyssey Leg 4: Sicily

    Never mind. Please ignore my question. A buoy is shown on Sicily now, which makes it clear. I'm not sure if I missed that before... (in which case, I apologize for raising an unnecessary question)... or if it was just added... (in which case, thank you!)
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    Odyssey Leg 4: Sicily

    @Ceres Are we required to pass South of Sicily, as the white line suggests? There is no visible buoy on Sicily to require that route, but I am worried that there may be a hidden gate requiring that route. I believe we have a day or two before sailors must decide. After we pass Sardinia, anyone wanting to go North of Sicily will need to commit to that plan. If that route is not allowed, I would like to recommend that VR make it clear. The "North of Sicily" route might be faster, so failure to be clear about this could result in a lot of very unhappy users.
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    Modification de la limite de vent faible

    @Oxven Thank you for responding quickly to explain the situation. While the decision to proceed without isolating in-process events is very upsetting, I appreciate your efforts to explain the decision. Will anything be done for the people who feel wronged about this? Is there any value in submitting a support request, or would we be wasting our time? Personally, I haven't decided yet if this actually helps me or hurts me. It definitely kills my chances of beating the boats who have already finished under 40 days. I don't think I can achieve that now, whereas I had a chance before this change. It cost me at least a few hours. But... it probably also killed the chances of 100+ boats behind me of beating 41 days... so if I get to the finish under 41.5 days or so, it's possible that my result might be better as a result of this rather than worse... In which case I would feel bad for those who were hurt worse than me, but I would not feel justified in asking for a refund.
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    Modification de la limite de vent faible

    If this is applied to JVT before it closes, I will be requesting a refund of my JVT entry fee. It will destroy the validity of that event by forcing those of us who are still racing to clear the doldrums in less wind than those who have already finished. I am very happy about this decision, but PLEASE don't apply it to in-process races, especially the JVT.
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    Team Racing and Trolls in Inshore Racing

    Thanks! With it all being in French, it's hard to know what has already been discussed.
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    Team Racing and Trolls in Inshore Racing

    By the way... I'm not talking about people trying to simply use the rules to win with aggressive racing. That's ok as far as I'm concerned. For example... a quick gybe from port to starboard too close for a boat to get away, resulting in them fouling you... in real life, you wouldn't be able to get away with that... in virtual racing, you usually can... I don't have a problem with that, and will do that kind of thing myself. I'm talking about people abandoning all efforts to actually race, specifically to ruin someone else's race.
  12. On occasion, I have encountered cases where a boat will ignore the race course and instead try to ruin my race. For example, a boat that turns downwind before getting to the windward mark, and then sits on my wind no matter how much I try to get away from him. Even if I let him pass me, he'll turn back to get back on me again. There are other cases where it's harder to know if it's intentional or not... For example, if a boat stays on starboard tack after the start beyond the layline, forcing me to overstand by a lot... maybe they're doing that just to hurt me, but I think more often that it's just that they don't realize they've passed the layline. When this is intentional, there are two possible explanations... one is that partners are "team racing" where one boat slows down the competition so that the other can win. The other is simply "trolling" where someone alone simply enjoys ruining someone else's race. This doesn't matter in free beta testing. I don't really care if someone ruins my race if I didn't pay for it. But... What can be done about this when VR eventually starts running Inshore regattas that cost credits? This is the equivalent of a Rule 69 protest in real racing. Do we have to take note of the offending boat's name and email it to VR Support, or is there a simpler way to file a complaint? Would we get any redress for our ruined race (or credits back), or is disqualification of the offender the only thing we can ask for? Does VR retain any logs of the races so that they could check to see what really happened if necessary? That's all re-active... can anything be done pro-actively? For example, maybe if a boat hasn't rounded a mark yet, it shouldn't be able to affect the wind of a boat that has rounded that mark? The truth is, though, that I've never paid for an Inshore virtual race and I'm not sure if I ever will. I'm here for the Offshore stuff. I just do Inshore when there aren't any active Offshore races. So... I don't mind if nothing is done about this. I just thought it might be an interesting topic for discussion.