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Name 76Trombones
Email Address matthias_at_borstad.com
Website URLhttp://76trombones.wordpress.com
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  • Re: Long race non-Atlantic
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    The next VOR doesn't start until Oct 2014. Class 40 GOR in Sept 2014. BWR (Imoca) Dec 2014.
  • Long race non-Atlantic
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Both the Mini Transat and the TJV are coming up in the fall. We need to do at least one if not both.

    In the meantime!

    Something in the the Pacific?

    A bit like the 50/50 around Cape Horn... Race to start on the North American W coast, finish on the International Date Line (or SOL's "pure" 180E/W version).

    I propose Vancouver CAN to a finish at same latitude 3000nm long, to be named "There'll be sun"

    If we like it next we can go the other way - "SOL was such an easy game to play"

    TP52s

    76
  • Re: Fleet ID Challenge
    Board » General Discussion
    --double post--

    --- Last Edited by 76Trombones at 2013-07-30 23:12:17 ---
  • Re: Fleet ID Challenge
    Board » General Discussion
    Wow - two "real" entries are in (sorry kroppyer, I missed the notification on yours) and some excellent boat recognizing!

    By my somewhat arbitrary answer key (which I edited, as some of their answers were better than mine):

    kroppyer - 51 points! Correctly ID'd almost all of the boats we sail and picked up many of the bonus points for names. Caught a couple of mistakes in the drawing as well :-) I think they're layer issues in the vector original, but 4D has some mast-step/forward beam issues, and 6I should definitely have 3 small oval windows below the sheer.

    Tyger - 81 points!!! That's honestly basically a perfect score. The missing points are mainly in some of the "Easter Egg" boat of various SOLers and a few names of represented boats that nobody but the original race organisers could possibly know.

    I'm impressed!
  • Re: Fleet ID Challenge
    Board » General Discussion
    Wow - I believe we have a new leader! When you're ready, send me your answers and I'll total the score. Maybe give the rest of these laggards something to shoot for.

    Tyger is correct - Jubilant was added after most of the work on the poster was finished, though I do have a tile for her. There are a few more recent boats missing, and a couple of extras that we don't race (yet)/aren't soler's boats (4G, for example).
  • Re: Fleet ID Challenge
    Board » General Discussion
    Sigh forum.. 76T who hasn't been logged in as sol for _months_

    Go figure...
  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    (Square Rigger racing) Four more for SOL Collected Works :

    In Estonia's a guy at the bar who
    Made for the fleet some boats that are "new".
    Poor sailors been SOL'd.
    Boat's 200 years old!
    Like crew's age when they get to Pärnu.

    We sail a few boats that are bigger.
    Though none that upwind need such vigor.
    It can't be that hard?
    Brace up that yard!
    Show who's boss of this ^$%# square-rigger.

    O'er the waves sounds a half-muttered chorus:
    "This tacking is starting to bore us..."
    To windward they're clawing,
    the tracks look like drawing
    the teeth of a Tryannosaurus!

    To starboard and port the ships darted.
    These ships are not for the fainthearted.
    It's a challenging rig!
    See them zag and then zig!
    Hoping not to end up where they started...
  • Re: America's Cup AC72
    Board » General Discussion
    A ton of data is going up at http://noticeboard.americascup.com/

    They sail in such a limited range of conditions though...
  • Re: VOTE for your choice of Tall Ship for the 2013 Season
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    *All three boats are "Class A Tallships".

    The original class A/B/C polars do not in any way resemble the performance of the actual boats (or any boats). If we want to sail them because the funky shape is fun, or for nostalgic reasons I say go for it in non-buddied races, but it feels like a disservice to SOL and STI to continue using them when sailing actual events, with tracking, etc.

    We describe ourselves as having "super realistic boat performance".
  • Re: Fleet ID Challenge
    Board » General Discussion
    11 months later and K3 still sets the bar at 1 point out of a possible 111+...

    Identify the boat/fleet type, the particular irl boat represented (if any), and the SOLer associated (if any).

    Big version of the poster

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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.
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WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCCH-SUPSOL-OCQ3-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
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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.
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Platu 25 INFO
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SPRCH - SUPSOL – SRQ3 - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 at 1500utc
Race starts: Aug 02nd 08:00 Registration Closed
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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
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VO60 POLAR
WX Updates: 0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 at 1300utc
Race starts: Jul 30th 01:00 Registration Closed
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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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