Route Du Rhum
Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2018-10-14 | 13:21:54

4 races have been opened on VR, one for each boat category :
- Ultimate
- Imoca
- Multi 50
- Class 40

Right now, I just noticed that Multi 50, which is supposed to be a multi-hulled boat, currently uses the mono-hulled "Figaro 2" Boat.

Also, the Ultimate uses a speed-augmented version of the multi/maxi_trimaran, with a globalSpeedRatio of 1.04.

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Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2018-10-14 | 13:38:25
Oh, and BTW, the "Route du Rhum" is VSR 2... WTF ?!
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-10-14 | 16:14:03
25 EUR/boat
Post by iconPost by marssailor | 2018-12-18 | 18:05:30
Lacking of ocean race ... a redo seems a fun opportunity ! new weather same route ... new challenge
sidney-hobart is so far away ( in time )

Post by iconPost by mak08 | 2018-10-14 | 14:59:34
Also note that VR has set Ultime Foil ratio to 1 (meaning, foils have no effect).
It used to be 1.04.

The remaining parameters and the polars themselves are unchanged.

Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-10-14 | 16:15:37
Thanks. I'm going to wait a bit more before adding support for the race, and all observations on non-obvious changes from previous races are very useful.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-10-16 | 17:13:52

Post by iconPost by mak08 | 2018-10-16 | 19:20:58
Yes, they fixed it.
Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2018-10-17 | 12:35:39
They fixed THAT point.

But still Multi50 has Figaro2 polars, and Class40 polars seem to be faster than Imoca's (that may be correct, but weird anyway).
Post by iconPost by mak08 | 2018-10-17 | 15:49:55
Lol, yes, only that point.

But afaics, the IMOCA (imoca_60_new) are faster than the Class 40, (very roughly) by a factor of 1.6
Post by iconPost by alulo | 2018-10-30 | 10:55:22
ça veut dire que les foils sont pas utiles?cela fait une petite économie quand même
bon vent
Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2018-10-30 | 14:36:03
Read the entire thread.
The foils thing has been fixed now !
Post by iconPost by alulo | 2018-11-02 | 15:04:00
je gagne combien en mettant les foils
Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2018-11-02 | 16:46:12
In english please. People from all around the world try to interact here, so try to be understood as mush as you can too ;)

The foils have a progressive kicking window, depending on the wind speed and/or the angle your sail has with the wind.
At most, the foils provide a 4% speed ratio.

The best you can do to figure out is to play with this :
and to read this part of the help section too :

Post by iconPost by Mcfly BSP | 2018-10-16 | 21:56:37
Good evening, everyone !

On the occasion of the Route du Rhum, two new inter Teams challenges are proposed : the first in Ultime, the second in Imoca. These two challenges are independent, teams can register for one or the other, and why not both !

To consult the rules and access the registration files, click below:!AsFsW-kKc1CQrWTS5ZL_bqAdVBlX

Post by iconPost by meteo79niort | 2018-10-17 | 05:40:04
J'ai l'impression qu'il y un probleme sur les polaires avec
- un Class 40 qui va plus vite qu'un Imoca
- un multi 50 avec des polaires de Figaro

Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2018-10-17 | 12:12:40
Salut l'ami,

Oui, c'est ce que j'ai fait remarqué quand j'ai récupéré les polaires de VR à l'ouverture des 4 courses.

D'après les commentaires, VR a corrigé, je vais donc récupérer les nouvelles polaires immédiatement...

(et donc on est bien d'accord que c'est des guignols chez Virtual Regatta...)
Post by iconPost by meteo79niort | 2018-10-17 | 14:11:43
Nous avons toujours 1 Multi 50 avec des polaires de Figaro
Sacré stagiaire... :-)

Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2018-10-17 | 15:50:57
Alors oui, j'ai vu ça (d'ailleurs, je l'ai recommenté un peu plus haut dans ce thread).
Effectivement, les polaires de l'Ultimate ont été corrigées, mais le Multi 50 est toujours sur un profil de Figaro 2, et le Class 40 a toujours des polaires plus rapides qu'un Imoca (mais bon ça, chez VR, c'est peut-être normal, vu que ces polaires sont identiques à celles que j'avais pu récolté par le passé sur ces 2 types de bateaux)
Post by iconPost by meteo79niort | 2018-10-18 | 05:14:59
c'est bon, cela semble corrigé
Post by iconPost by HAVANA | 2018-10-17 | 12:31:56
Bonjour à tous !

Je viens de découvrir cette interface qui, à ma grande surprise, va bien m'aidé pour mes routages de nuit.

Je reviens donc vers vous juste me confirmer 2 infos:

- Mise à jour des fichiers météo heure française, 7, 13, 19 et 23h ?
- Dois je à chaque session éliminer les cookies et le cache ?

Merci à vous !
Post by iconPost by mak08 | 2018-10-17 | 16:06:25
Looks like there also are proper[1] Multi 50 polars now (15% faster than IMOCA).

[1] YMMV.
Post by iconPost by Poisson Sourd | 2018-10-26 | 07:54:08
Hello, I would like to know the difference between Imoca_60_new and imoca_60.
It is to create the polar with toxcct.
Or I go directly to toxcct by clicking Imoca 60.
Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2018-10-26 | 11:05:19
Same thing; imoca_60_new is the technical name, but the boat name appears as Imoca 60 on the Polars App.

If you reach the CSV Generator, you will see that there is only one kind of Imoca anyway.
Post by iconPost by HAVANA | 2018-10-28 | 14:24:48
Hello Guys,

Do you know when the 4 races open here?

Thank you.
Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2018-10-28 | 19:59:25
4th leg is supposed to launch on 10th of November
Post by iconPost by HAVANA | 2018-10-29 | 12:36:52
Sorry toxcct but I speak the 4 races on the "rhum".

I knox it's the 4th november but I just want to knox when they are available in Zezo.

Post by iconPost by HAVANA | 2018-10-29 | 15:26:43
knox = know

My english is not good... Sorry
Post by iconPost by HAVANA | 2018-10-29 | 16:44:40
Je viens de voir que Zezo a ouvert les trajectoires pour les catégories Ultime et Imoca.

C'est bientôt pour les 40 et Multi. Les polaires sont rectifiées?
Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2018-10-30 | 08:23:32
My own polars are fixed, yes.
Zezo will probably get his ones online soon too.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-10-30 | 13:59:37
I've added all the races now. Please drop me a note if you notice some copy/paste error - wrong speed in chart/polars, or bad link/race name.
Post by iconPost by Dogzilla | 2018-10-30 | 16:52:55
Thanks for all the job you do.

Post by iconPost by Beaware | 2018-11-04 | 16:22:39
Good morning, everyone,

What options should I select for a race without IMOCA options ? Thank you.

Post by iconPost by jacenty67 | 2018-12-18 | 17:51:25
Hi Cvetan!
There's a chance for revenge, only in one class - ULTIME.
Start on Thursday at 1400.
Please add a chart.
Enjoy a game :)

Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-12-18 | 18:17:49
And it's the crewed version with 10% performance gain, so the old chart won't work ;-)

I'll take a look now.
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2018-12-25 | 01:34:34
Merry Christmas, Cvetan! I think you've got a shot to win this one. I'm hoping you can make the time to get the job done. I'm not aware of anyone in a stronger position than you. To my knowledge, I'm in third, with Drica in second. Do you know of anyone doing better?

(This assumes hugely that the next shift doesn't favor Speedo or La Semillante)
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2018-12-25 | 04:41:48
Crap. Speedo seems to be coming out well ahead... Well, we can race for second.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-12-25 | 08:31:12
I thought I've won the last one, but boats suddenly started appearing out of the blue when our group took the lead. And then the game moves the boats at different time so you can never be sure where you stand.

Speaking of this one, Bandy popped on my screen yesterday in a pretty good position, and I guess he's not the only one.
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2018-12-25 | 20:38:12
I think we can both roll Bandy, and it seems Speedo made some kind of mistake today... Don't give up yet!

Any idea of the position / angle of the ranking gate? I'm surprised we aren't closing faster on the leaders now that we're going in the right direction.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-12-25 | 20:42:13
There were a lot of sail changes today and a lot of room for error. I let it on full auto and was somehow surprised by the staysail kicking in.

Ranking gate is Miami to Isle of Kahouanne, so no surprise here. We just have to decrease the DTF.

Post by iconPost by jacenty67 | 2018-12-28 | 08:38:40
What happened to Speedo? I can't find him...

Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2019-01-04 | 05:24:13
This event had an interesting finish, full of surprises that weren't all that surprising.

Speedo is incredibly good at this... but part of that is because he pushes the limits. He runs aground more than anyone else among top competitors, but does well anyway. He simply insists on cutting every corner as close as possible, and sometimes too closely. In The Odyssey, I think he ran aground in all four legs, but won a couple of them and finished top 10 in all four regardless. Anyway... With the way VR updates standings, it wasn't clear who was leading... But it was clear that the top 4 included me, Speedo, Tipap, and a fourth boat. I believe Buddha was in a solid 5th (but could be wrong).

Speedo ran aground on the West side of Guadeloupe.

I ran into a VR glitch that was new to me... I ran waypoints until we were VMG beating, and then killed my final waypoint and switched to VMG beating, about 3 minutes after passing my second-to-last waypoint. Somehow, a few minutes later, it reverted my already-sailed course to extend on my course from before that past waypoint along that previous course for an additional mile before continuing the TWA 40 course I had set. I then sailed as best I could to the finish, with Tipap and the fourth contender long gone and Buddha ahead.

The fourth contender ran aground on the final point of land before the finish, so I was able to sneak back into 3rd. I apologize for not being able to remember who he was... he was having a great race, but I think he wound up outside the top 200 because of the grounding. I can't find him in the final results, which is why I can't recall his name. Anyway... Speedo recovered about 20 minutes after his grounding and finished 66th.

I've learned that to enjoy this game, you can't get angry when BS bugs kill days or even weeks of effort. If you want to win, you also need to be willing to push limits and risk groundings. It's all tradeoffs, and the inconsistency in the rankings makes it all confusing. My guess is that Speedo was leading approaching Guadeloupe, and Tipap, the fourth boat, and I were closely contending for second... so for me to finish 3rd felt rationalizeably acceptable. I got shafted by a glitch that cost me Buddha and maybe Tipap, but I also benefited from two groundings.

I'm not sure what my next race will be. Probably C600. It's fun.

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