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31 December 2018

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In 2013 two SOLers, JakeS and Smo, had the bright idea that Sailonline, with its love of archipelago racing, should create a non-stop version of a real race between the Swedish and Finnish archipelagos (the real race has three overnight stops). In reality, and in virtuality, this race is really not for the faint hearted as it requires tremendous stamina to win and dogged determination in all participants. Participation requires a special kind of SOLer, completing the course is truly an achievement, while winning through to the podium is remarkable!

Check out the reports of previous runnings of the race here:

2013 -- 2014 -- 2016

The anticipation of making the 2018 running something special sadly came to nothing when our webserver encountered a technical problem, a new one for our Tech Team, which resulted in several hours of ignored commands. As a not-for-profit organisation, the small team of volunteers that keeps Sailonline running, year in and year out, can only ever do their best when circumstance throws a technical Chinese gybe our way. That our server was afflicted by an as-yet unexplained, albeit resolved, problem is a matter of great regret as it meant that those racing formidably for success at the time of the outage were unable to fulfil their promise, particularly sassy63 who was well on course to turn his previous best 2nd place here into a brilliant win. For those who doggedly persisted in finishing or trying to finish the course, you are to be commended for your determination.

As a footnote to this, if any one of you thinks you have both the expertise and a few hours a month that you are willing to offer to Sailonline’s Tech Team, please do email an enquiry to admin@sailonline.org and offer your services, particularly if you are in N America or Australia/NZ, as our current team are all based in Europe.

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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.
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