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Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race 2019 - RESULTS


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GRATULACJE WRMirekd!!!
ONNEKSI OLKOON StIngFI!! MAITH AN FEAR bonknhoot!

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Sailonline was delighted to become the official virtual “buddy” for the inaugural Brisbane to Hamilton Island Yacht Race, sponsored by Lendlease and organised by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and what a brilliant race it was! As is now customary with RQYS races, there was a superb livestream and commentary for the start and with the real fleet brought on-screen, it was fun to observe the performance of the real yachts. Their results can be found here

SOLers flying the flags of 28 different nations took part in the race which started at 0100utc which meant that for those in Europe, unless they were dedicated enough to stay up into the early hours of the morning, they were going to have to use delay commands. The Brisbane departure is always tricky and it was clear that several racers decided to delay their start until they were awake rather than find that they had missed a mark and needing to backtrack. To do this is clearly a choice, but it is always better to start with the start of the race and if you are uncertain of your ability to set accurate DCs then simply stop your boat with a TWA=0 at point of your choosing, then when you are able to steer again, you are where you planned to be!

Our top three were clearly made of stern stuff as, all from Europe, they showed us how to race up Australia’s Gold Coast! Arriving within moments of each other, this was another brilliantly competitive event. Bravo guys!

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SSANZ Lewmar 100 Baltic 2019 - RESULTS


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GOOD ONYA Billy!!!
TILLYKKE Mouthansar!! CONGRATULATIONS Frangipani!

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Race 2 of the 2019 SSANZ Two-handed Triple Series completed and the three-race series win is up for grabs! Once of the speediest races experienced around the Hauraki Gulf for quite some time, while some were BBQ-ing the top finishers were already home and dry! The course was new for this year and while the real racers had their course adjusted because of the strong conditions, Sailonline’s winner completed the full distance in an excellent time of 6h 23m 13s. Racing in the waters off Auckland really is a home from home for us now, and racing the Young 88 is always fun so it isn’t surprising to see the top places so hotly contested. Even with a start late in the European evening (the majority of racers on Sailonline are based in Europe) tough European competition can’t be counted out and, so it was this time that our podium three are a fair representation of both hemispheres!

The SSANZ Results show that only four of the Y88 entrants were able to complete the course, but the best corrected time was again from S/Y Split Decision with 5h53m25s (elapsed: 8h21m18s) . Again the locals win!

With SOLers flying the flags of 29 nations taking part, our podium three are to be congratulated on grabbing the top spots – mere seconds between them and mere seconds ahead of those following fast after them! Bravo guys!

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Galveston to Galway 2019 - RESULTS


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CONGRATULAZIONI aner59!!!
CONGRATULAZIONI RICOTINA !!CONGRATULATIONS Mullionman!

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When the idea of a race from Galveston to Galway was first suggested, the initial impression was of “just a TransAt” but… how wrong could we have been. The designer, SOLer Renegade, in fact created for us an ocean race of two parts – first, the crossing of the Gulf of Mexico which, in itself is a fairly major achievement, given the winds that arrive from the Atlantic and swirl in a loop around the Gulf, and second, a crossing of the N Atlantic itself. What a great race! It was intended by our SRC (Sailonline Race Committee) to be a 14-18 day race and, such is the accuracy of pre-routing that our first finisher arrived in 14 days 16 hours!

For most SOLers the Gulf of Mexico was a good challenge to begin with – figuring the best way to manage the Florida Keys! The choice was either to thread through the ‘Keys or avoid them pretty much altogether. Our leaders immediately showed us that the most direct route was the most efficient! With Florida behind us, the next question was whether to head directly across the Atlantic towards Galway or, head north, hugging E Coast USA and then make a traditional TransAt, taking advantage of both the conventionally prevailing W-E flow of the northern latitudes and, of course, the shorter physical distance. A compromise on this was what chiefly occurred – perhaps with winds reflecting our changing climate, the sea crossings that have been part of history will be altered forever. SOLers are always adventurous spirits so if it were possible to re-create the tracks of our crossing, you would see that pretty much every option was attempted!

In any event, a leading pack soon developed and leaving the bulk of the fleet streaming behind, these Maestros of SOL looked to have the race well in hand – for a long while it seemed as if an all-Italian podium might be on the cards but…. by one second, that full-house was denied! Congratulations must go to our amazing podium three, and special mention to those who, but for a few seconds, might also have been victorious!

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When, back in 2014, SOLer hmm went to Kiel in Germany and bought himself a very fine First 36.7, it came complete with the challenge of how to get her home to Helsinki, Finland. With summer fast approaching and press-ganging progressing slowly, SOL decided to help out with moral support and in the end nearly 200 SOLers accompanied him and his crew on the 588nm trip. A big success! Today hmm still sails his yacht all summer long on his home waters of the Gulf of Finland. So, five years on, let's re-enact his passage and get over there to join him as fast as we can, in our very quick Ker 40s on this occasion.
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Aden to Goa 2019
Europeans are mainly familiar with the history of how spices arrived in that continent from far away places, but the trade in spices from Goa to Aden predates the modern era as is detailed here. Sailonline is reversing this route and making it an eastbound yacht race of about 1700nm across the Arabian Sea for our 21st century Sunfast yachts! Fair winds and may the aroma of spices bring you safely to your destination!
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Auckland to Russell 2019
Welcome to New Zealand and the iconic annual race up the east coast of North Island from Auckland to Russell. Racing conditions can be mixed - from flat out spinnaker rides, speedy reaching and even dying breezes before sunrise! On arrival thirsty yachties will find a traditional welcome of bacon butties and rum, before doing it all again.
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