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2 July 2012


For a second year, SOL is delighted to participate virtually in The Tall Ships Races 2012, presented by Szczecin, organised by Sail Training International. This year's races will be held in European waters.

After reading about these beautiful historic ships and seeing them in movies and on television, few of us have seen one in reality. Now, however, you have the chance to sail one and make navigational decisions in real wind conditions. That will surely bring surprises while offering a total educational experience, both for sailors of modern boats and for 'wannabe' Salts of all ages.

This experience runs parallel to Sail Training International's mission - the development and education of young people through the sail training experience, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background. Sail Training International and SOL both count heavily on volunteer support with financial gain excluded from the equation.

There are four classes of Tall Ship in the real races, ranging from the biggest Class A Square Rigged ships of more than 40m in length, through to the smallest sloop. SOL this year will be sailing a Class A Tall Ship, a 90m Barque with a performance polar derived from published data.

The virtual races will follow the real race schedule.
Race 1 will put to sea from St Malo, France on 8 July and the race to Lisbon, Portugal starts offshore on 9 July.
Race 2 will leave Lisbon for Cadiz, Spain, on 22 July.
The Cruise-in-Company will leave Cadiz for A Coruna, Spain, on 29 July.
Race 3 will leave A Coruna for Dublin, Ireland, on 13 August.

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Most of us know very little about the islands of the Pacific and even less about how they came to be populated. The original migrations started from Indonesia and reached as far as Hawaii and beyond, so this race of 2219nm from Beru Island in Kiribati to Bora Bora in Tahiti, designed by SOLer Dingo represents a segment of a much larger migratory route. We will be sailing Seacart 30s - the modern equivalent of the original outriggers.
Race #855
Chart from brainaid.de
Seacart 30 INFO
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCCH-SUPSOL-OCQ3-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Aug 04th 22:00 Registration Open!
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Canna to Eigg RTI SPRINT 2015
Welcome back to Europe for a Round-The-Island(s) sprint around three of the Small Islands in Scotland's Inner Hebrides.
Race #854
Chart from brainaid.de
Platu 25 INFO
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SPRCH - SUPSOL – SRQ3 - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Aug 02nd 08:00 Registration Open!
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race 2015
When the winter weather turns cool in southern Australia sailors head into the warmer tropics. Every year in August sailors from all over the world make their way to The Great Barrier Reef for the big winter regattas at Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach and Magnetic Island. What better way to get there than to race to the reef. So join SOL in the 2015 Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race in VO60s. It might be winter downunder but all you will need is shorts and t-shirts.
Race #843
Chartby brainaid.de
VO60 POLAR
WX Updates: 0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Jul 30th 01:00 Registration Open!
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The Tall Ships Races 2015 - Race 2 - Kristiansand to Aalborg
Welcome to the last of the four events in Sailonline's 2015 Tall Ships Series. This is the second of this year's European Tall Ships Races - a race of 265nm from Kristiansand in Norway to Aalborg in Denmark NOTE:Starts and Finishes in tall ships racing are offshore to avoid conflict with shipping and shipping lanes.
Race #841
Chart by brainaid.de
90m Barque POLAR
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: Tall Ships - SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
RACE CLOSE:Wednesday, 5 August at 1500utc
Race starts: Jul 28th 15:00 Registration Closed
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