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8 October 2020


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GRATULACJE WRmirekd!!!
ČESTITAMO SimeMali!! ΣΥΓΧΑΡΗΤΉΡΙΑ Zorba777!

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A light moderate breeze out of the south greeted the 134 SOLers that lined up off Troy for the first leg of Sailonline's re-enactment of The Odyssey, in slightly anachronistic, but nevertheless also very ancient triremes, with polars modelled on the performance of the Hellenic Navy's replica vessel, the Olympia. An excellent report under the azure blue button above by Zorba777, the man who caused us all those virtual blisters and bumps as we mostly rowed our way around the course, after having passed the first and only mark of the course off Cape, gives a good account of what went on thereafter, and his inspiration – including several hyperlinks – behind the entire project!

Suffice to say here, that our new Trireme's polar is a tricky thing, challenging routing programs and seat-off-the pants sailors equally as to when to sail and when to row, and then when rowing, best at what optimum angle to the wind, and more generally, straight to the next cape or headland, or more subtly towards some point where you might hoist the sail again. In the end, best solver of these conundrums proved to be Poland's WRmirekd, although SimeMali ran him close, and the man himself, Zorba777, at the death nearly gave them both a fright! More fun and myths and legends on the 2tth of October. Come all!

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