Atlantic Anniversary rout north round Scotland
Post by iconPost by The Prodigy | 2018-07-17 | 18:58:44

Hi, as i misst the start of the race and left port 1 hour later than the rest I stood no chance to catch up with the front pack by following. So I had to look for a deferent route and hope the weather holds. I head up north right from the beginning riding the low as long as possible. Still on the remains of it as speaking.
The weather forecast for the north see keeps on changing drastically every six hour. so that my eta for Cuxhaven still varies up to 40 hours. At the moment the ETA for the front pack is in 125 hour. main in 95 hour. But, I do not trust the plotter. No insult Cvetan. Just hard for a plotter to compare with the little and changing data it is getting.
Is there anyone else up here in the cold. my position at 1900 UTC 60N 48 40: 008W 05 02.
Please contact me so that we can compare our times and data. At the moment it is really lonely up here and the game offers no why of seeing if there is any other boat in the proximity of my boat.

Stormy Winds and Squalls to all, Simon aka The Prodigy.



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Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-07-17 | 19:35:59
There is an invisible gate. Two, actually. One at Lizard point and one at Dover, you have to leave both to port.

The router is perfectly capable of routing you North if you click the "Ignore gates" box, but you still be DNF/DSQ by VR standards.

Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-07-17 | 19:40:29

Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-07-17 | 20:07:08
BTW the gates come from the real-world sailing instructions:

GATE Lizard Point & Ile D'Ouessant Créac'h

GATE Dover Admiralty Pier Extension & Cap Griz-Nez

VR must have some very special reason to keep them invisible.
Post by iconPost by The Prodigy | 2018-07-17 | 20:38:59
Well, Well What do you know. Thanx Cvetan. What a bummer. But these are the Sailing rules for the real Regatta. Since when does VR care about what is happening in the real world.
Look at the last leg of VOR. 2 Legs in Clipper.... etc. If there are gates that have to be taken then they should show them as in next to all other races. This sucks. I had planned to stop playing after the last leg of the Clipper but this really pisses me of. I will try and get my money back for this an a few of the other legs. At no time did VR Refer to the official race Sailing instructions. I use to read the Sailing instructions for the VOR back in 2009 and 20013 but gave up as VR never followed there rules. Only once on the Leg to Cape Town in 2009 they pulled to Ice exclusions zone up 2 days later than in the real rece. This caused a lot of complaints as lots of boats were well south and Fucked by the late introduction.

As it is not apparent within the game I will not stop my route. I will post my Arrival time and VR can lick my Balls.

Sorry for the language, but I am really peed.
Best, Simon aka The Prodigy

PS: I know the function Ignore Gates. Otherwise i would not be able to get the zezo plotter to plot my time. I just thought these were intermediate timing gates and not gates that have to be taken. Like some invisible measuring points in other races.


Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-07-17 | 20:46:01
Well. You have the full right to be pissed. You can go for it, be first on the line and try to get a redress.

VR support will answer that the race "News" item contains the words "Leaving England to port". The item is still there. Go to the News icon and click the second entry.

A lot of players have been there already in one race or another.
Post by iconPost by The Prodigy | 2018-07-17 | 21:08:15
News are not sailing instructions. I know I am not the first. i have witnessed a lot of frustration in the game.

Such a shame. There are so many fun people that really are good racers and the game could be so great, but....
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-07-17 | 21:18:51
They are not. And what's even worse, there have been races for which the News mentioned non-existing gates.

The only way to be sure is to check the data source. Which you are prohibited doing by the rules.

But then even that does not work because the definitions change on the fly. Cost me a top 5 place in the last Normandy Channel Race IIRC.

Post by iconPost by The Prodigy | 2018-07-17 | 21:28:21
Shure sucks. Will keep you posted. Have to see to it that I don't mess up the Tour De France as well. Great to have you here. Best Simon.

Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-07-17 | 21:31:07
No gates in the Tour. There are few, but you can't really miss Gibraltar even if you tried.
Post by iconPost by nsp | 2018-07-18 | 11:42:07
Ask a refund saying that if you won't have a satisfatory answer from them in 24 hours you'll adress a Complaint to French Consumer authorities (DGCCR)

In case of lack of information, of course.

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