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• Time Out

Posted by Niklas på lördag 15 augusti 2009

Tango tar time out…Jag inte från skrivandet utan från det virtuella seglandet på Sailonline.org. Det är helt enkelt inte tillräckligt kul längre. Efter två år, drygt, ett antal segrar och ranking-etta i över ett år så lägger jag detta på hyllan. För alltid eller tillfälligt återstår att se. Läs hela inlägget här »

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• Segla Ocean race från soffan

Posted by Niklas på fredag 3 oktober 2008

På lördag startar Volvo Ocean Race med hamnrace i Alicante. För oss som inte får följa med när de åtta båtarna lämnar hamnen finns det alternativ. Det finns två spel där man kan segla runt jorden. Volvo Ocean race har förståss sitt Volvo Ocean Race Game och Sailonline har sin variant på racet, Sailonline Ocean Race.  På Sailonline tar man även med ”inport racen”, även om det blir lite längre än i verkligheten. På VOR Game kan man vinna en bil, men då lär man få betala en del också då man får betala för att få vissa funktioner i spelet. Vill man så kan man ju betala även på Sailonline, då får man möjligheten att styra sin båt från mobilen.
Jag är naturligtvis anmäld till båta racen. Återstår att se om jag orkar fullfölja båda.
Som om jag inte hade nog med sysselsättning har jag fixat ytterligare en blogg där man kan följa Sailonline Ocean Race sett från det virtuella havet.

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• Sailonlinemästerskapet går mot avgörande

Posted by Niklas på torsdag 25 september 2008

Mästerskapet i segling på spelet Sailonline.org närmar sig avgörande. Det andra av tre race i helgen där tyska Brainaid till slut stod som segrare. Andra racet som seglades mellan Miami och Kingstown blev en knepig historia med stora förändringar vid väderuppdateringarna. Trots det så var många av de som brukar vara högt i resultaten i topp även nu. Brasilianska Grilo gick i mål som femma och leder därmed mästerskapet knappt före svenska SWE54 som slutade elva. wwwTANGOSAILINGnu blev åtta och ligger totalt på delad tredje plats med finska Lefromage II. Segraren från första racet, min bror Jepsom hade allt annat en flyt och tur och placerade sig först på 100:e plats och ligger därmed en bra bit ner i sammandraget. På lördag startar den tredje och sista seglingen, då mellan Rabat i Marocco och Alicante i Spanien. Väderprognoserna inför starten ser minst sagt knepiga ut. Denna gång avgörs seglingen i SeaCart 30 en svensk trimaran.
Det är många som kommer att vara med och slåss om mästerskapstiteln. I Alicante väntar sedan (Volvo) Ocean Race… nio månader framför datorn.

Tangosailings virtuella VO70 inför starten av Ocean Race.

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• Sailonline: SYCC Leg 2 (b)log

Posted by Niklas på lördag 13 september 2008

Now we take a big jump out in the virtual ocean….oops! Now I’m in Miami, Florida. It is two hours left to start for the second leg in SYCC, Sailonline Yacht Club Championship.
The course is 1300 Nm from Miami to Kingstown.The boats we are sailing in this race is VO 70.If we take a look at the weather forecasts in looks to be much light head winds. It may be a bit tricky to navigate through the Caribbean islands with these winds. Many sleepless nights I think.
Jepsom, the winner of the first leg is of corse one of the favorites also in this race. And watch out for Wiz.
I will report each day directly from the boat during the race. Now it is time for us to leave the harbour.

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• Brorsan tog täten i det virtuella mästerskapet.

Posted by Niklas på onsdag 10 september 2008

På seglingsspelsportalen Sailonline.org pågår just nu det första ”klubbmästerskapet” i nätsegling. Tätbåtarna i det första av tre race gick i går i mål i Rio de Janeiro i Brasilien. Först att passera mållinjen efter dryga 3500 Nm var min bor Jesper alias Jepsom. Kampen på slutet var mycket dramatisk. De senaste dagarna har Västkustseglaren SWE54 legat i täten, och stundtals har ledningen varit ganska stor. Men alla vana Atlantseglare vet att en kappsegling norrifrån ner mot Rio avgörs inte föränn vid passagen av högtrycksområdet cirka ett dygn innan Rio. Starten skedde vid Gran Canaria. Vi styrde sedan söderut mot de beryktade doldrums i nordliga måttliga vindar. Det gällde först att  hitta rätt väg genom stiltjebältena norr om ekvatorn. Jepsom var en av de som valde en lite östligare väg medan de allra flesta valde att passera doldrums just vid Cap Verdeöarna. Så långt såg det dock inget vidare hoppfullt ut för någon av oss. Familjen Qvarnströms båtar låg långt ner på resultatlistan. Vi klättrade dock upp en bit i och med passagen av blekebältena men sträckan ner mot Rio är ofta bara en transportsträcka, till just nått dygn innan Rio då nya bleken slår till. Jepsom tog sig genom högtrycket på ett smart sätt och vågade välja en något längre väg till förmån för kommande vindstyrka och passerade SWE54 bara några timmar före målgången i Rio. Segermarginalen blev bara fem minuter efter mer än en veckas seglande. Även på tredje plats blev det svenskt genom Nightmare från Kullavik. Jag själv tog mig i mål på en hygglig åttonde plats och är i allra högsta grad med och slåss om mästerskapet. Wiz, tvåa på Sailonline-rankingen och svensk mästare nyligen i en större svensk seglingsklass hamnade på 25:e plats.
Övriga i Qvarnströmfamiljen, pappa alias Farmor kom på 36:e plats och mamma, Mistli slutade på 70:e plats. Ungefär 400 har startat och 160 är medlemmar och deltar därmed i mästerskapet. Nästa race startar på lördagkväll och då bär det av i orkanernas värld från Miami till Kingstown.

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• Sailonline: SYCC Leg 1 (b)log

Posted by Niklas på lördag 30 augusti 2008

Aug 30 – 07:10 UTC Here we go again. In the middle of the dark summer night the Sailonline fleet leaves Gran Canaria for the first leg of SYCC, Sailonline Yacht Club Championship. The wind blows from north east and the fleet gybeing down towards the doldrums. The passage of the doldrums, the area just north of the equator, is not easy. There is lots of high pressures and the wind is light and changes much. It looks intressting. More tha 250 competitors and more than 3000 Nm. At the moment, six hours after start, Tangosailing is in 145th position. true wind speed: 7 m/s, true wind direction: 35° and boat speed: 16 knots. It feels good and I have my strategy ready for the first days. The finnish boats 153623 and Sniff are leading the fleet.

Aug 31 – 08:45 UTC Sunday morning and the fleet sails south towards The Cabo Verde Islands. The wind blows, like always here, from north east. Just south of The Cabo Verde it looks like a big high pressure is building up.
Number one and two on the todays leaderboard is Jimmi (NZL) and my brother Jepsom. They both choose the easterly route, better wind angle, but lighter winds I think. Tango is just now in 95th position, heading more westerly. On Tango’s starbord side we have Jeroen and Wiz.
There is now more than 320 boats started.

Sept 01 – 04:10 UTC The Cabo Verde in sight! It has been at tough race so far. The wind turns against everywhere! But now it feels better, Tango has climb to 38th and overtake Wiz during the night. The ”aussie” Roseabout is now in the lead, a big lead, 14 Nm ahead of the swedish SunFast. Now we are going to pass the Cabo Verde Islands, and the high preassures.

Sept 02 – 04:30 UTC The weather updates can change big things. Yeasterdays update was very good for the easterly boats, but the boats in the west didn’t jump of luck I think… There is still the western boats who are in the top of the leaderboard. But K3, BossesBil and Zowee hav no wind… In the east we are doing more than 20 knots at the moment. The most easterly boats are NZL_Minimus, Jepsom and Zappe. Tango is in 67th position just behind Wiz and Jimmi. 2500 Nm to Rio!

Sept 03 – 04:20 UTC Tricky winds yeasterday. And now the wind is decreasing and turning against again. Tango is west in the east group with Gintonic, AcmeRacing and 153623. Wiz and SunFast is a little bit more. It is not much to write home about today. The boats in the top of the leaderboard is in the westerly part of the fleet, but are they in right position? The wind turns now more and more from south and the south east.

Sept 04 – 05.30 UTC Now it is a drag race down to Rio! The east part of the fleet has now tacked and it looks good, specially for Jepsom, and SWE54. The westerly boats is still in the topp of the leaderboard, but for how long? Mac (Pol), Seafly (Aus), Popeye (Nzl) and Jeroen (Nl) is hunted. The wind turns more and more from the east and soon we can hoist the Code Zero sails.

Sept 05 – 04.25 UTC Tango in top ten! Feels fine, but the boats in the east is going a little bit faster. SWE54 is now in the lead in front of Jepsom. The equator is just passed.

Sept 06 – 05:50 UTC Saturday morning and now one week at the ocean. The leaders have just passed the small island Fernando De Norohna outside the Brasilian coast. The wind blows from south east about 8 m/s, 25°C and a little bit cloudy, good sailing. SWE54 is still the leader in front of Jepsom, and Tango is still in 9th. 1100 Nm left to Rio.

Sept 07 – 06:10 UTC 587 Nm left to Rio and now it happens things. The wind turns more from north, but I think SWE54 win this race. Yesterday Tango‘s VO70 competed in Caribbean Sprint, but the race was over for Tango just after start. We lost 15 minutes after some technical problems, and it was impossible to catch up on that ”drag race course”. In this race to Rio Tango go for a top ten.

Sept 08 – 04:40 UTC Now we are in the final of this race. Only 280 Nm and we have just gybed from south to westerly course. On our way to Rio we must pass a high pressure. SWE54 has a good advantage and is probably number one in Rio. Jepsom looks to be number two. But who will be number three? LefromageII, Nightmare, Prin or SunFast… or maybe Tango? In about 24 hours we know…

Sept 09 – 04:30 UTC 54 Nm left to Rio…. Still in 9th place, but just in the high pressure passage Tango was up in 4th. But it think we tacked a little bit to late. Jepsom is now in the lead after perfect racing through the high preassure, but it is not over yet.

Sept 09 – 20:00 UTC Hallo, Tangosailing calling from Rio! Here we are! This morning the first boats arrived to Rio. It was a very tough battle between SWE54 and Jepsom. Jepsom sailed a perfect race through the high preassure and untill the finish. He passed the finish line five minutes ahead of SWE54. Number three to arrive in Rio harbour was the swedish Nightmare. Tango passed the finish line as number 8. One of the favorites to win the championship is (was) Wiz. But after a 26th place in this first race it seem hard to take the gold medal. But remember, the race isn’t over until the fat lady sings. Next race starts on saturday, from Miami. Watch out for hurrycanes!

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• Dags för mästerskap i nätsegling

Posted by Niklas på måndag 25 augusti 2008

På lördagnatt startar SYCC, Sailonline Yacht Club Championship. Mästerskapet kommer att avgöras med tre race och med tre olika båttyper. Första racet blir en marathonsträcka från Gran Canaria till Rio, en sträcka på 3500 Nm. Båtarna vi seglar denna gång är 60 fots trimaraner. Vid 20 knops snittfart tar sträckan drygt sju dygn. Nu tror jag inte att man behöver vara vaken i sju dygn. Det är inte så mycket öar i vägen och vinden är förhållandevis stabil, med undantag för passagen av doldrums. Segling två blir en kortare resa på kanske 1000 Nm med en VO 70 och sista racet ska bli ett kort race på ett par timmar. Då gäller det att sitta klistrad vid databurken från start till mål om man vill ha en topp-placering. Alla kan naturligtvis delta i seglingarna, men bara medlemmar i SYC tävlar om mästerskapstiteln. Kanske blir det (b)logg-bok direkt från det virtuella havet.
Tangosailing.nu toppar både den officiella rankingen på Sailonline och den inofficiella som deltagaren Wiz publicerar så jag får nog finna mig i att tillhöra favoriterna. Wiz är en annan av favoriterna.

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• Sydney to Hobart virtual race (b)log

Posted by Niklas på söndag 3 augusti 2008

In general request, I am back with my virtual race blog. I hope that I can write at least once a day. This is a long and hard race.

3 aug – 05:50 UTC The fleet leaved Sydney Harbour for about nine hours ago, and I have sleept about eight hours. Tango is in top of the leaderboard, nice. The fleet is spread out of a big area from north to south, and Tango is placed in the middle. Just after start I decided to go the fastest way out to better winds. My Sailplanner told me to go north, but I think my way is better, let’s se… Soon it is time for the weater update and things can changes quickly. If we take a quick look at the fleet we have Farmor, Xinanhook and Janhal in the south part and SunFast, Mega30 and Galax in the north.

4 aug – 05:40 UTC The high pressure is catching us… We are just waiting for the next weather update. In that update I hope to se that the high is going a little bit more south. I don’t know if the north way was the best… Maybee the south boats get a better wid angle soon. In the top of the leaderboard we have the US boat AcmeRacing and the Norwegian boat Capella, both are in the north. Tango is in 24:th position. In the middle of the fleet we find the Swedish Wiz, and in south the spanish Xinanhook.

5 aug – 04:20 UTC Intressting race. 150 boats are stoped by the high pressure. 50 boats, which took the north route is now sailing with good speed towards New Zealand. The new leader is Draupner. The norwegian Capella is second. Tangosailing is 26, nearly 50 Nm behind the leader. Jepsom, Farmor and Mistli is between position 90 to 130, catched by the high. The high is slowly moving to the east, like big wall.

7 aug – 6:00 UTC I’m back again in front of my computer. The top boats ar now near the rounding mark Stephens Island. It looks to be the Swedish SunFast who will pass the mark as the first boat. The wind blows from north west, four m/s and it is a little bit tricky with tacking between the islands. Further back in the fleet the ”big white wall”, the high pressure is now moving more easterly and the wind is back. Tango is placed in 17th position at the moment. Behind the leading SunFast we find the slovakian boat SVK1 and the german boat Thausla. 1200 Nm to go to Hobart!

8 aug – 6:00 UTC Here we go again. We are out on the big ocean again, Sydney, here we come! ”Only” 1100 Nm left to Sydney Harbour. The wind blows from SW, a little bit to much agaist. We have a course a little bit north of the next mark. SunFast i still in the lead on the leaderboard, over 100 Nm in front of Tango. I hope for a ”white wall” again… The german boat Thausla is going a more northerly route, longer way but maybe faster… let’s se. Wiz is in 80th position and leads the second group, which was parked in the high pressure. Mistli is 93, Jepsom 106 and Farmor 115.

9 aug – 05:45 UTC 12th position but only 2.5 m/s wind. Top boats is sailing away. Tango is now more than 150 Nm back from the leader. Don’t look back… huuh.. there is many boats hunting me now.. On the leaderboard SVK1 has overtake SunFast, but even rhsnz, thausla and hulse4 is hunting for the top position. The weather forecast looks like… I don’t know. It is not easy to chose the right way now.

10 aug – 12:45 UTC The leading boats has now about 150 Nm left to Hobart. SVK1 is 1st and SunFast is 2nd. But i think SunFast is better position for the finish. Tango is now in 11th, but the 10th look far away. I think it is better to look back and watch out for CajunQueen, Mimmi and HYC_TREV. Jepsom (92), Mistli (94) and Farmor (101) have a big family battle in the middle of the fleet.

11 aug – 04:35 UTC A short report from the water outside Hobart. The race isn’t over yet. SVK1 is still in lead with 70Nm left to Hobart, but new in second place is rshnz, only 4 Nm behind SVK1. The wind has decreased and turns against. Tango is in 11th place more than 60 Nm behind shearwater in 10th. CajunQueen, HYC_TREV, mimmi and Draupner is hunting behind.

12 aug – 04:40 UTC The winner is SVK1! Congratulations! I think it is the first victory for the slovakian sailor. The swedish SunFast was beaten by 28 minutes and in 3rd place is rshnz from New Zealand. Well done all! Tangosailing passed the finish line 03:18 this morning in 12th place. HYC_TREV passed and took the 11th. One hour behind Tango Mimmi finished in 13th. There is still many sailors out on the virtual ocean. Farmor and Jepsom has a big family battle in 74th and 78th place.

12 uag -15:30 UTC 23 boats has arrived to the finish in Hobart. Number 24, just outside the harbour is the swedish boat Gnarp. But there is not much between the boats. Jeroen is in 26th and only 1.2 Nm back. Now the wind increases too. The weather forecasts shows winds around 20 m/s tonight and morning.  This was the last words from this race. Maybe the next virtual race blog will be from the SYCC, Sailonline Yacht Club Championship.

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