Dec 08 2011

TBYC Volvo Ocean Race Game

Hi All, for all you armchair sailors, and following popular demand I am sponsoring a trophy for the best placed TBYC virtual boat in the game. For those of you who have not entered or who do not know about it, then here are a few facts. The virtual race mirrors the actual Volvo ocean race covering 8 legs over 9 months. The game has in excess of 120000 virtual boats. leg 1 is complete but we will run each leg as a race in a series and load the entrants on Hal’s racing programme as a series. The series will have 2 discards for the 8 legs to enable newcomers to join in and possibly win!!!. After the first leg the top five TBYC boats were 1st Daren Fitchew, 2nd Jeremy Sandford, 3rd Steve Healey, 4th Steve Hopper and 5th David Hopper.

The next leg starts on Sunday 11th Dec 2011 so get registered and join in the banter and fun!!!

You can register at

Then please leave a comment on this article so we can enter you and your boat in the regatta.

Happy armchair sailing Steve Hopper

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “TBYC Volvo Ocean Race Game”

  1. Barry Duceon 08 Dec 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Steve I think you have missed me out im sure I was miles infront of you and spratty was 768 miles behind

  2. Jo Farendenon 08 Dec 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Barry I started a day late and still passed you at the Canaries, Steve I’m sailing jabajab.
    Brian not Jo

  3. Mark Smithon 09 Dec 2011 at 9:58 am

    You have missed me as well….Driftking1

  4. wesley absolomon 09 Dec 2011 at 10:59 am

    I’m in as well, Voodoo Queen. I started late but finished 30100. Not sure where this puts me in the TBYC standings.

    What are the other TBYC boats names?


  5. Steve Hopperon 09 Dec 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Boats I Know so far

    citi49er1 steve hopper
    xiled1 David hopper
    Secret squirrel1 angela hopper
    mhopper1 madeleine hopper
    darenfit1 daren fitchew
    isabellas jeremy sandford
    aeolus1 martyn eyre
    apollo1 spratty
    xtremity1 mark asquith
    mean machine dan henderson
    windrush barry duce
    JS tbyc jordan swindon
    ps tbyc peter snow
    ab tbyc alex bradley
    dellbouy mark dell
    voodoo queen wes absolom
    thedogsbollocks gordon sanders
    tally natallia eyre
    windproblem chris clark
    bluebeard ken clark
    scruffy nick binendijk

    there are also steve healey’s boat but not sure exact name
    kyle stonham

    im sure there are many more and i appologise if i have missed anyone but thats the point of this article so jeremy can load the boats / people on to hal’s

    happy virtual sailing steve

  6. Paul Spratton 09 Dec 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Oi Hopper you can stick your trophy where the sun doesn’t shine.
    I didn’t sleep well on the last leg and still failed to finish. This game is doing me blooming ead in.

    Spratty Appollo1 & apollo 2

  7. Howard Warringtonon 09 Dec 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I joined the sado’s… “Triggers Broom”… started late (and behind Barry) but finished 22500 (miles in front of Barry!)

  8. Jeremy Sandfordon 09 Dec 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I am glad Barry told us wheree he finished, he was so late, i though he must have hitched a lift on Team Bremen to get to cape town 🙂

  9. Barry Duceon 10 Dec 2011 at 10:04 am

    chaps its all about the long game, as hopper taught me, its not where you start that counts its where you finish! plenty of legs to go make sure we all add each other as friends then we can track each boat,
    nick binnendyjk is Scruffy,
    im going to follow triggers broom, only on the virtual game, not in real life obviously!

  10. Steve Healyon 10 Dec 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Fab game, although got a bit bored waiting for Barry to finish…….. me and Steve had a right tear up at the end finished two places apart, amazing.
    my boat is called Dartagnan1391.

  11. Paul Morganon 11 Dec 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Missed the first leg, but in for the second. My boat is Moreair.

  12. Struan Wallaceon 12 Dec 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Like wise, missed first leg and wasn’t around for the second start but working hard at getting some wind. Boat is a 120ft tri called Hotdoris 1. Cheers All

  13. Johnno Gillieson 13 Dec 2011 at 10:50 am

    Hi Guys I’m in Monsta, decided to do a different more westerly route to Jeremy and Steve in the first leg but might try and stay a bit closer to them both this time.

  14. ronon 24 Dec 2011 at 10:44 am

    True to form late like normal boat name sticky moments

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