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smoke14
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:34 pm Reply with quote
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Since we seem to be running out of races, how about a Sail Great Lakes Race from Duluth, Minnesotta, and ending at Kingston, Ontario.

Provision would have to be made for transition the Soo Canals, and the Welland Canal around Niagara Falls, but I'm sure you can come up with something.
Just a thought, thanks!

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Hallberg
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:08 pm Reply with quote
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Smoke, We;ve been trying to get Panama and Suez open for 2 years, no joy.
So that's Not gonna happen, but I like your idea........Russ

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smoke14
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:20 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks for the swift reply, Russ, I appreciate it.

I did have an after-thought, one that avoid the two canal system here on the Great Lakes: Race start at Chicago, Ill on Lake Michigan, through the Straits of Machinaw, down Lake Huron, and through Lake St. Clair, and into Lake Erie, with the race ending at Buffalo, NY.

Just a note: Sailing Lake Erie is not as easy as it might seem. While it is the smallest of the Great Lakes, and shallowest, storms, high waves, and terrible sailing conditions make sailing here one of the toughest and most treacherous inland seas sailing areas in the world.

Thanks again!

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pam86
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:33 pm Reply with quote
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Hallberg wrote:
Smoke, We;ve been trying to get Panama and Suez open for 2 years, no joy.
So that's Not gonna happen, but I like your idea........Russ
Tacking in Panama may be tricky, no ? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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pam86
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:35 pm Reply with quote
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Smoke14 wrote:
Thanks for the swift reply, Russ, I appreciate it.

I did have an after-thought, one that avoid the two canal system here on the Great Lakes: Race start at Chicago, Ill on Lake Michigan, through the Straits of Machinaw, down Lake Huron, and through Lake St. Clair, and into Lake Erie, with the race ending at Buffalo, NY.

Just a note: Sailing Lake Erie is not as easy as it might seem. While it is the smallest of the Great Lakes, and shallowest, storms, high waves, and terrible sailing conditions make sailing here one of the toughest and most treacherous inland seas sailing areas in the world.

Thanks again!

Smoke
about sailing in lakes with LS. Our weather is defined on a 0,5° grid and interpolated inside. I'm not sure that this may take in account all the usual variability usually encountered when sailing in lakes, in the real.

Cheers

JP
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smoke14
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:56 pm Reply with quote
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I'm sure you'll be able to work something! Winds around the Islands in the Western Basin of Lake Erie will make things fun!
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pam86
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:58 pm Reply with quote
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Smoke14 wrote:
I'm sure you'll be able to work something! Winds around the Islands in the Western Basin of Lake Erie will make things fun!
I'm not in the LS development team !
Beside this, you know a public source for gribs meshed below 0,5° ?

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Hallberg
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:44 pm Reply with quote
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JP, you make it too complicated. Maybe only 4 players in the whole game will understand what you are saying.

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smoke14
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:10 pm Reply with quote
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My right read it, my left eye was waiting for the translation!

I'm just a player, JP, don't know anything about programming and such, so whatever has to be done to put a game together I'm all for it!
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CplHallberg
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:20 pm Reply with quote
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Smoke, we have a race organized for Saturday, 'Round the UK' check the thread...

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pam86
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:50 pm Reply with quote
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Hallberg wrote:
JP, you make it too complicated. Maybe only 4 players in the whole game will understand what you are saying.
I'm only answering to Smoke14 and his suggestion. No more !
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pam86
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:53 pm Reply with quote
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Smoke14 wrote:
My right read it, my left eye was waiting for the translation!

I'm just a player, JP, don't know anything about programming and such, so whatever has to be done to put a game together I'm all for it!
OK.
The wind maps (gribs) used in LS lacks of resolution to have winds reflecting the effects of islands, hills and so on as encountered in the real conditions when sailing in closed waters.

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smoke14
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:07 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks!
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Paradise
Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:35 am Reply with quote
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pam86 wrote:
Hallberg wrote:
Smoke, We;ve been trying to get Panama and Suez open for 2 years, no joy.
So that's Not gonna happen, but I like your idea........Russ
Tacking in Panama may be tricky, no ? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

JP


Hi JP nice to hear form you Laughing

yes sailing the Panama and Suez channels will be tricky but challenging as well.

I have sailed it in the VORG and some part are very tricky, but all depending on the wind. With wrong winds, you will need a long time and very many tacks Rolling Eyes With good winds, it is a piece of cake Wink

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pam86
Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:23 am Reply with quote
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If I look at the yellow wreck limit in LS maps, it appears very dificult to sail an LS boats either in Suez



or in Panama



Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

BUT, as for all problems, there is a solution



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