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Up Helly Aa 2019


For a ninth consecutive year, Sailonline is again delighted to be associated with Promote Shetland for the running of it’s 2019 virtual race to the annual Up Helly Aa fire festival in Lerwick.

Shetland is a group of about 100 islands off the NE coast of the British mainland, as close to Norway as they are to Aberdeen in Scotland. The islands have been inhabited for about 5000 years and have to this day retained many of the traditions and customs of those who lived there over the centuries. Little is known about the original Pictish people as they appear to have been displaced when the Vikings arrived in the 700s. Over many years there was a strong Viking and Scandinavian influence until the islands were given to Scotland by Norway in the 15th century as part of a royal dowry.

The first firey celebrations are thought to have taken place when tar-barrel fires were lit to celebrate victory in the Napoleonic wars, and as these caught people’s imagination, by the 19th century the tar barrels were replaced with Viking ships and so the festivals now serve a dual purpose of raising spirits in the long dark winter and of reminding folk of historic Viking influences. These days Up Helly Aa in Lerwick has become an inclusive, entertaining and colourful fire festival involving almost the entire community, when the streets fill with "guizers" - groups of people in themed disguises of all kinds - and the Jarl Squad (the Vikings) while a livestream of the event is broadcast over the internet enabling everyone around the globe to join in!

Sailonline’s Race:
Sailonline will be racing Elan 410s from Aberdeen to Lerwick, starting on Sunday, 27 January @1100utc. Our route is unchanged from previous years and takes us past Inverness, a mark in the Moray Firth, past Fair Isle and then around several of the islands of Shetland to the finish in Lerwick Harbour. The Lerwick Up Helly Aa festival this year is on Tuesday, 29 January. The race will open for practice on Wednesday, 23 January at 1100utc.

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Robinson Crusoe RTI 2019 - RESULTS


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CONGRATULAZIONI WINSTON_4!!!
FELICIDADES rafa!! ЧЕСТИТО Beliberda!

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A big turn-out, tricky winds, more than 80 finishers, and a very international podium; clearly our first sprint of the year was a great success.

The greatest success, however, was WINSTON_4’s on a return from his self-imposed seemingly endless sabbatical. You would think he would be out-of-practice, but, as you can glean from his report above, his racing brain never dulls. Mille congratulazioni!

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Up Helly Aa 2019
A-OI!!! Winter storms may be hurtling across the Shetland Islands but nothing will stop preparations for this year's season of firey festivals. As is our tradition, Sailonline will be racing to Lerwick to (virtually) take part in the Up Helly Aa festivities there which take place this year on Tuesday, 29 January. SAILING NOTE: Gruney may be approached from any direction but must be passed for rounding purposes as indicated on the chart.
Race #1213
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Elan 410 Particulars
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0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Jan 27th 11:00 Registration will open soon
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Florida Rum Run 2019
Welcome to sunny Florida, USA, and a 400nm race in Ker 40s from St. Lucie inlet to Paradise Island Bahamas and back to Jupiter Inlet, Florida. This regatta is loosely based on the course of the 2010 Nassau Cup.
Race #1210
INFO from brainaid.de
Ker 40 Particulars
WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Jan 22nd 18:00 Registration Open!
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Sea Lion TIMED Race 2019
Come on down South for long days of sunlight and strong bracing winds to race our speedy little Seacart 30 as many times as you like - 117nm as the albatross flies - through some of the islands of the Falklands archipelago. As this is a TIMEDchallenge, let's see who can get the best time!!
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run.
Race #1212
INFO by brainaid.de
Seacart 30 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
TRCH - SUPSOL - TRQ1 - SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
RACE CLOSE: 26 January at 2300utc
Race starts: Jan 12th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Simonstown to St Helena 2018
A copy of a traditional South African December yachtrace.
SOLers are invited to race 1700nm in our Club Swan 50 from Simonstown, RSA, to the exotic and remote island of St Helena - an island paradise with warm, friendly, hospitable islanders!
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1211
INFO by brainaid.de
Club Swan 50 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
OCCH-OCQ1-SUPSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE:Tuesday, 22. January at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: Jan 08th 16:00 Registration Closed
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Golden Globe Race 2018 - Leg 2 Storm Bay to Les-Sables d'Olonne
Welcome to Leg 2 of Sailonline's virtual version of the 2018 Golden Globe Race. After a brief respite in Storm Bay, Tasmania, of a minimum of 90 minutes after arrival, we are now racing across the Pacific, round Cape Horn and home to Les-Sables d'Olonne.
DO NOT START TOO EARLY
If you raced Leg 1 then you MUST wait 90 minutes before starting this leg. The penalty for starting Leg 2 before finishing Leg 1 is NO RANKING. The penalty for starting Leg 2 within 90 minutes of finishing Leg 1 is 5x the time you started too early.
Race #1181
INFO by brainaid.de
Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: GGR
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Sep 15th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Golden Globe Race - Leg 1 to Storm Bay
Welcome, all, to the 2018 Golden Globe Race and Sailonline’s virtual version of this iconic 50th anniversary rerun of 1968’s first ever non-stop single-handed round-the-world race in yachts and with technology in keeping with that historic time.
To reflect the challenge being undertaken by the real racers, as announced previously, SOL invites all who feel so inclined to add their boat name to the post in FORUM declaring you will race by the proverbial "Seat Of The Pants" (SOTP) with no outside assistance from routing software or other external aids, BEFORE THE STARTING GUN IS FIRED.
To simulate the real race which features a 90 minute minimum stopover in Storm Bay, SOL’s online version has been divided into two legs. This first leg then is from Les Sables-d’Olonne to Storm Bay. When the leaders approach Storm Bay, Leg 2 from thence back to Les Sables via Cape Horn, will open. YOU MAY NOT START LEG 2 UNTIL AT LEAST 90 MINUTES AFTER FINISHING LEG 1. The penalty for starting Leg 2 before finishing Leg 1 is NO RANKING. The penalty for starting Leg 2 within 90 minutes of finishing Leg 1 is 5x the time you started too early.
DO NOT START TOO EARLY!
Fair winds and good luck!!
Race #1154
INFO by brainaid.de
Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: GGR
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Jul 01st 10:00 Registration Closed
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