This was spawned off the ‘sailors with routers’ debate, I will try to create a comprehensive guide of what goes into a successful SOL race.
I will start with a review of fundamental routing strategies. Explaining VMC and it’s applications is going to be the meat of this guide.
I will be light on software, most of this is viable for SOTP. Also not much on weather, that would be javakeda’s domain…
Here’s a tentative plan, this will become an index page one day:
‘Blind’ strategies , that don’t use a forecast
WX strategies  based on a forecast
Example: Cape Town – Abu Dabi 
(More examples to follow)
How to use isochrones
How to not hit islands - sorry Vestas
Some misc stuff:
SOL gribs, polars, Rh vs GC, TWA vs COG, roundings, luck…
Alright, let’s get this show on the road!