Lost password?

Support Sailonline

If you haven't already - join the SAILONLINE YACHT CLUB!

Please also consider making a donation - all amounts are greatly appreciated!

Board » General Discussion » sailing in meta virtual winds in christmas to christmas

Post annotated by RainbowChaser :
This post was moved from the thread Why not Route du Rhum ? .
I started <sol> in christmas to christmas and sailed her due east.
I thought she would stop at some point. No wind, no grib, no drift --> no speed seemed a logical conclusion.

To my big surprise she still is going. At the moment close hauled but in general cog 90.

If you put the mouse cursor anywhere in the blank no indication of wind angle or windspeed.

Thought it miraculous enough to share it here.


on 2nd thought..
there must be a grib part there but it is invisible.

in the android client the sailing-world is bordered to kind of negative image of flash-client bordered area.

end of rant.

--- Last Edited by sol at 2018-11-27 11:34:11 ---
As explained in the in-race message, there is a problem that occurs when boats cross the antimeridien (date line) and hit the E border of a race... they are teleported across to the W border.


our workaround for those who follow racing directions is to provide a margin within which we can spot errant boats before they reach the teleport point and, as we say in the inrace message, we'll halt those boats.

The idea is to allow for racers who stop steering but never expect to find themselves entirely in the wrong place (or, in this race, super-close to the finish!).

Sol is now steering SW :-)
Thank you Rainbowchaser for repairing my hyjacking a thread instead of opening a new thread.
I did read the in-race message which you repeated here with some extra's.

I do remember this happening sailing <sol> in the 2017 editon of the xmas-xmas.

I think this did not happen in the 2016 edition (I sailed her then too to the finish)

So I wonder if there are records of the changes made in the racing engine and/or in the user-interface that could be rolled back to the healthy 2016 situation.

Apart from that I sailed <sol> into nomans-land because I expected to be stopped as the "predictor-line" was broken off at the grib-border.

--- Last Edited by sol at 2018-12-02 10:11:45 ---

Please login to post a reply.


Next Race: 00d 00h 00m

Current Races:

Tour Down Under 2019
Boats, not bicycles for SOL's own version of the "Tour Down Under" designed by AGage.
No hot dusty roads for us, just 694 NM of ocean in Seacart 30s!
Race #1277
INFOfrom brainaid.de
Seacart 30 Particulars
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230

Race starts: Jul 18th 20:00 Registration Open!

Galveston to Galway TransAt 2019
This is a truly testing and massive new ocean race for Sailonline across the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean! Leaving the estuary of the Galveston Bay, you'll sail your OD65v3 across the Gulf of Mexico and into the Atlantic Ocean. You are, of course, free to navigate your way to Galway, Ireland, in any direction you like. Your only objective: get to Galway first!
Race #1254
NORfrom brainaid.de
OD65v3 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Jul 15th 14:00 Registration Open!

Hormuz TIMED Race 2019
Strait of Hormuz is a really busy and congested waters with shipping and military vessels. For Sailonline however, racing here is with impunity, nothing is off limits!!
This is a TIMEDrace designed by NZL Scotsman
RE-REGISTER HEREto race again after finishing a run
Race #1266
Infofrom brainaid.de
X-35 OD Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Monday, 22. July at 22:00 UTC.
Monday, 22. July at 23:00 UTC.
Race starts: Jul 08th 12:00 Registration Open!

Go to race archive

SYC Ranking

  1. Sailonline Yacht Club Member ij
  2. Sailonline Yacht Club Member WRmirekd
  3. Sailonline Yacht Club Member rafa
  4. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Kipper1258
  5. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Mouthansar
  6. Sailonline Yacht Club Member HappyHour
  7. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Raki
  8. Sailonline Yacht Club Member RICOTINA
  9. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Bimmer
  10. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Billy

View full list


Mobile Client

SYC members have the benefit of access to our mobile/lightweight web client!

The mobile client