Countdown to RORC Transatlantic Race 2016:
The RORC Transatlantic Race has attracted a highly diverse range of boats and crews to compete in the third edition. Starting in Lanzarote on November 26, the 2,995 nautical mile race runs through the Canary Islands before crossing the Atlantic to arrive in Grenada. Full report.
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Truth About Distance:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
Being the Curmudgeon comes with responsibility, which occasionally means you need to stand up on a box and yell, “Stop confusing the planet.” This rant is directed at any distance race that struggles with the truth about distance.
In fairness, I think there are times that people just struggle with the difference between miles and nautical miles. There is a big difference, and some time ago we needed to bring it to the attention of the Chicago Mackinac Race.
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Car Games are perhaps some of the most video games around. The arcades are teeming with countless machines of every kind, and anyone who owns a games console will undoubtedly have at least one title in his stash. And of course, anyone who have played these games know how hard it is to win in them.
Sure, in the older games, all you need to worry about is how to turn left or right. But that one was back then. Nowadays, with all the added features in most games, you will definitely have your hands full. So how do you go around to becoming the best driver in the virtual racetrack?
One thing that you can keep in mind when playing any racing game is that the goal here is to be the first in the finish line. Note that even if you are playing so called car combat racing games, the goal is pretty much the same (though you now have to weapons to do so). With that goal in mind, you will be able to decide on the strategy to use.
However, if you are playing the latest racing games (or at least those games from a few years back), you will find out that there will be a lot on your way. Blame it on the latest hardware, but you now got so called realistic car physics on your game. What this simply means is that if your car bumps into something and gets damage, this will affect its handling for the duration of the race.
There are also games that include weather effects into the game, which also adds to the challenge. Here, since they are emulating real life road conditions, you can use actual driving techniques that you have picked up when driving real cars. This will help you in getting a good control of the car you are using.
And speaking of control, having a a good grasp of the game’s controls will definitely be a useful bit when playing. However, as you might have already known, each set of game has its own set of control configuration. Luckily though, you can easily configure the controls to your liking. And in game, you can also modify the cars to suit your driving style.
And of course, if you feel that you are a bit limited by the console’s standard controller, then you can always opt to get yourself a racing wheel type controller. Make sure that the one you will be getting is compatible with the host of racing games that you have. There are actually a lot of cheap controllers out there that will surely suit you.
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