Race 18 with TMS-IMocca60-V2.8 at Saint Aubrey

Fathers day in the US and several European countries, Summer Sailstice in SL with lots of events during the weekend and of course less restrictions for lots of countries around Corona made this weekend a little silent. Daenery, Moon and Ian (with crew Nochiko) came out for our Offshore course and wind from South West with 18knots. The weather was fine with just some little exceptions for Ian. He got suddenly stopped to Zero knots on three sims in the second half of the race. This stopped again as it came without any logical reason.

Moon, Daenery and Ian with his crew Nochiko at the briefing
closer look at sailors and boats (video by Hakiria)

Ian got the best start timing, followed by Moon and Daenery who could pass Moon pretty quick after the start with the better speed.

the start (video by Hakiria)

Ian reached the first buoy OE first, followed by Daenery and Moon and had the quickest turn around the buoy. That gave him for the following long upwind leg to buoy IS via CS a safe lead.

first upwind leg (video by Hakiria)
the 3 boats on the way to buoy CS (video by Hakiria)
and turning around buoy CS, Ian, Daenery and then Moon (video by Hakiria)

At Degrand island Ian arrived first , Daenery already about 100m behind and Moon another 100m back.

Ian first at Degrand island
followed by Daenery
and Moon

Then i got disconnected and when i came back Ian and Daenery were already near the sandy Island in the West and Moon near the Lighthouse. Daenery could keep the distance to Ian quite stable between 100 and 150m while Moon lost slowly meter by meter.

Ian first at buoy ON
followed by Daenery
and Moon

It looked all like a very safe win for Ian until SL decided to send Ian some challenges. I have experienced these myself already. So what happened. The boat comes to a crossing and stops to zero and this is not the viewer stopping and then continuing with the same speed after the crossing again. No the boat stops to 0 knots and the boats gets this speed information. Then all changes in the boat, awa, sail status and heeling. You have to adjust very quick the sails and the keel again and can accelerate again. This happens to Ian 3 times within a couple of sims. Daenery didn’t have these issues and caught up pretty quick.

Daenery already very close behind Ian after his SL isssues

At buoy OW Daenery did a better turn, could pass Ian and started first the reach leg back to buoy OE. The issues for Ian stopped and he could concentrate again on racing, caught up with Daenery again and the two started a really exciting duel until the finish, but watch yourself:

Daenery and Ian near buoy OE (video by Hakiria)
The Finish: 1. Ian, 2. Daenery, 3. Moon
Sailors and spectators waiting for the cold beer at the marina (photo by Hakiria)

It seemed quite long that the really exciting parts were the start and the first leg to buoy OE. But after SL decided to add more pepper to the race we got an really exciting duel for the win between Daenery and Ian… Congrats to Ian and Nochiko for winning this in the end.

Here is the result from yesterday:

R18: 2021-06-20-St AR – I-Mocca – 1 – SW18:

1: IanPixel Resident BSc92d – Race Time: 0:33:22-6points
2: blondij Resident BSc2e7 – Race Time: 0:33:33-3points
3: moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Race Time: 0:35:54-1point

Lap Times:
IanPixel Resident BSc92d – Start: 0:00:02 – Last lap: 0:33:20
blondij Resident BSc2e7 – Start: 0:00:10 – Last lap: 0:33:23
moonglownight Resident BSbf2e – Start: 0:00:08 – Last lap: 0:35:46

Standing overall St AR – NYC 2021 I-Mocca60V2.8 (Championship) (after 18 races):
Sailor – points(number of races)
Daenerys – 89(14)
Ian – 73(11)
Moon – 71(17)
Viv – 31(7)
Sirius – 29(12)
Larry – 27(5)
Sea – 20(6)
Nicole – 17(4)
Kim – 17(9)
Juicy – 16(11)
Jenna – 10(2)
Liev – 2(2)
Massimo – 1(1)
Vlad – 1(1)

Stay all safe and healthy and see you all again next week when we race at NYC again.

hugs and kisses


  1. “This happens to Ian 3 times within a couple of sims. Daenery didn’t have these issues and caught up pretty quick.”

    Ugh 😦 WTF? When only some racers are experiencing this phenomenon, and others not, the prob seems to be personal, no? Did you ask both what internet connection they have, what computers they are using, what viewer, plugged in or wlan … and in what angle they attacked the simborder? Can be connected to each of those factors.

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    • let me tell you this example:
      I went to the Laser one race and did a quick practice on one of the courses. I lost my cam during that so i took a fresh boat copy for the race.
      I didnt change anything else.
      First crossing after the start i experienced the same…stop to zero, but in my case it didnt stop. It happened on every single crossing and only to me and not to the others. I gave up after 2/3 of the race because it was no fun.
      I went back to the startline, relogged and tried the first crossings again and all was ok again with the same boat i had the issues before.
      No change in connection speed, cable to my computer, same viewer and same settings and the angle on the crossings were the same as on the practice run before…

      So now tell me the secret of this magic bug…

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      • Kool! Thank you for your self-sacrifice, Bia. I gather now this bug ain’t personal but rather random by nature. Amazon cloud seems to be broken. Did anyone alarm The Lab about it?

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        • we had these bugs like with Ian only 2-4 times in a race depending on length of race, but never before on every single crossing. And i dont know what to give them to investigate.
          Maybe it is this time a boat script thing. Who knows.

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          • “boat script thing”

            I don’t think so. All boats in that race are on the same scripts, no? That’s why I think it’s on Ian’s side. His local internet, his computer, modem or router. Or maybe just the fact that he isn’t plugged in but on Wlan, or something else.

            But since you had it too, I now think it’s the fukn cloud. And you don’t have to give LL nothing, you’re a customer with a complaint and you tested it out as good as you can. There is deffo something wrong with the handover from the one sim to the other. That should give LL enough evidence to start an investigation.


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