Windsurfing Race day 8 with Sea Boss Rider at TrYC

On one hand its nice to see so many old sl users back in sl, if only the reason for it wouldnt be so sad, but on the other hand in combination with all the other net traffic it makes racing sometimes quite frustrating.

This time Nicole, Sanja, Viv and Laured joined me and we used the courses

TrYC Sea Boss Rider-reversed

and TrYC Sea Boss Rider

with wind South (180°) and 21 knots.

I was before our race at Vivs Nacra race at NYC and on Blake i had ping time to Blake sims of more than 270ms (usually from Germany are 180ms for me). That made sailing hard because it took ages until the boat got my commands to react. Fortunately that went to normal for me at TrYC later.

Sanja crashed at the first Crossing on the way to the startline, had to rez a new board and started 3min after all others. Practice in her afternoon let her do all smooth and without any issues.

Laured has been crashing the last couple of weeks nearly in every single Windsurfing race. This time she could Show how good she can be on the Windsurfer and finished the lap, but right after the line she crashed on the next crossing. She gave up for the second race and tbh i can understand her frustrations of the last weeks, but hope she will come back to race with us again soon.

Racing in these days is a kind of lottery game… sometimes we loose, sometimes the others win…hahahaha…

Enough complained about sl and Internet speed. Here are our results from yesterday and when you look at the times you can imagine we had some very exciting duells again…

Race 15. 2020-04-30-TrYC Sea Boss Rider-reversed-S21-  

1: TgBianca Resident   IDBSEB40 — 00:12:14
2: vivipezz Resident   IDBS42D3 — 00:12:39         7 points
3: laured Cabassoun   IDBSAA47 — 00:13:35        4 points
4: Nicole Myhre   IDBS8754 — 00:13:41                 2 points
5: SanjaSH Resident   IDBS5FAD — 00:15:46         1 point

Lap Times:
TgBianca Resident   IDBSEB40 — Start: 00:00:15  —  Last lap: 00:11:59
vivipezz Resident   IDBS42D3 — Start: 00:00:26  —  Last lap: 00:12:13
laured Cabassoun   IDBSAA47 — Start: 00:00:02  —  Last lap: 00:13:33
Nicole Myhre   IDBS8754 — Start: 00:00:03  —  Last lap: 00:13:38
SanjaSH Resident   IDBS5FAD — Start: 00:02:59  —  Last lap: 00:12:47


Race 16. 2020-04-30-TrYC Sea Boss Rider-S21- 

1: vivipezz Resident   IDBS42D3 — 00:12:38         6 points
2: TgBianca Resident   IDBSEB40 — 00:12:39
3: SanjaSH Resident   IDBS5FAD — 00:13:20         3 points
4: Nicole Myhre   IDBS8754 — 00:13:50                 1 Point

Lap Times:
vivipezz Resident   IDBS42D3 — Start: 00:00:01  —  Last lap: 00:12:37
TgBianca Resident   IDBSEB40 — Start: 00:00:12  —  Last lap: 00:12:27
SanjaSH Resident   IDBS5FAD — Start: 00:00:09  —  Last lap: 00:13:11
Nicole Myhre   IDBS8754 — Start: 00:00:21  —  Last lap: 00:13:29
Standing overall TrYC 2020 Sea Boss Rider Championchip (after 16 races):
Sailors                  points              number of races
Viv                          51                           11
Lucy                       43                           12
Sanja                      42                           16
Moon                      34                            6
Adeli                       30                            8
Nicole                     25                            8
Laured                    14                            8
Genara                      2                            2

I really hope conditions will be more stable in the near future again and we can have more exciting races here.

Stay all safe.
hugs and kisses


  1. 270 ms is a long ping for you? From South Africa I never had below 300 ms, and had an ok-ish racing career nevertheless. It’s all just a question of race planning: If the group sails starboard, I go port, always trying to be alone and avoid tactical boat vs boat duels. Also trying to have a sim for myself if possible. So I always concentrate on boat speed rather than on sailing against the others.


  2. Yes, exciting races.
    Lowering DD a little when I feel the sims are a bit laggier than usual really helps. Sometimes, it only takes a 40-to-64m lowering (from 296 to 256 or 232m) to make it fluid again… at least that’s the way it goes for me.

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    • i am on DD 152 normally anyway and i have tried less than 100, but i dont feel very comfortable with less than 100. And at your nacra race my problem was not the sim rezzing but the time it needed to show me what my commands did to the boat. The info text was very slow reacting (up to 5sec) and it was just not fast enough for racing. My control was very slow and i couldnt steer early enough away from the others. Thats why i gave up in the end.

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      • I see, tough conditions for you indeed.
        I am at 296 usually dropping to 192-224 when it s laggy.
        Drawing from my experience, DD not only impacts rezzing, but lag as your viewer keeps working to render too much stuff for the capabilities, so everything is slowed down, including the reactions from the boat to keyboard inputs. It is especially sensible when sailing boats requiring near-constant corrections like the Star, IF or FS.
        What I do also to reduce the render workload is reduce my view angle. Combined with lower DD, the rendering workload decreases dramatically. It is also a way to keep a higher DD without killing my graphics card.

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        • “everything is slowed down, including the reactions from the boat”

          Hah! Not it isn’t. And that’s the crux with the whole rendering thing. Your boat is sailing as fast as always, you just don’t see it in time! And you’ll always late to react. A thing I suffered from during my active sailing times. And a reason why I never took on flying.

          On full sims, during big racing days or LCC cruises, my ping sometimes went up to over 1500 ms. That’s one-and-a-half-seconds.

          Say it with me: One. And. A. Half. Seconds.

          And that’s only the ping. Then you react, and another one-and-a-half-seconds later your boat will react to your input. On your screen that is. In reality your boat sailed without control for a full 3 seconds!

          That’s called latency!

          And that’s why I always stayed away from the racing fleet and sailed my own course. Sometimes with remarkable results. Out of nowhere Orca Flotta appears on a less than ideal angle … and takes the win while the others are playing bumper karts and are ultimately super slow or getting DSQed.

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          • fortunately, times have improved, Orca. I remember when I first started to sail in SL, it could be hectic, indeed. Not so bad anymore… even if we still have our issues with LL/SL. Cheers!

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            • Yes, I know. Not only did SL improve, my connection and computers became better, too. Once I got 10MB ADSL I was uncrashable.Still the fukn loooong latency but uncrashable. And with my 50/50 fiber connection I was just logged out by the lab. 😮 And I wasn’t even sailing. 😦

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        • i am on 500kbps (bandwith), view angle on 0.75 and dd on 152. My Internet download Speed is max 3Mbits/s.
          Well sailing in sl is not only exciting racing its for me fun for my eyes as well. If i have to reduce everything so much that i dont see much i give rather up than to continue, because that is actually then no fun for me anymore. We have all our priorities in this game and i have mine as well. Racing is fun yes but for me not all and because of that i rather miss a whole week of hotlaps or leave a race and try it another week.
          But thank you all for you nice tips…

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  3. if its suddenly 50% more than i am used to then its hard to deal with it. I love close Duells and for me they are the spices in the soup. But we are all different… and try to have our most fun…

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