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  • Re: SOL maps Datum & Interpolations.
    Board » General Discussion
    SOL uses data from GSHHG (Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Geography Database)


    Data for each resolution is formatted to tiles which are visible in the game. The tiles are compressed files with XML-formatted polygons (list of lat/lon coordinates) of the shorelines of islands and continents.
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  • Re: Hauraki Timed Race
    Board » Technical Support
    The Second beaching is the culprit as it occurs just where the Bearing to Mark Azimuth lies.
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  • Re: Hauraki Timed Race
    Board » Technical Support
    The best clue is the DTG listed at 10.44 nm which is how far it is from your current position to the North Head mark & back to the Finish line. Somehow on one of your beachings near that location you "un-rounded" that mark, perhaps because your next jump on land went past but your boat was held at the last Valid position.

    Please Confirm the message displayed by North Head as either Rounded or Leave to Starboard ?

    --- Last Edited by A2 at 2015-04-16 14:49:44 ---
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  • Re: Hauraki TIMED Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    A conundrum for sure & one that has happened before, perhaps dates should be included as part of the standard format for race descriptions in the future.

    The Calendar for Q2 would indicate that Saturday is the last day, this however is only an observation & is not in any way an official determination.
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  • Hauraki TIMED Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Having taken a peek at the course about to be run tomorrow I was struck by the odd number of 'marks' & in a couple of instances their placement relative to nearby landforms which causes me to offer this conjecture, were they intended to actually be on land but for whatever reason did not line up as intended ?

    Since these courses were drawn up "in house" I believe that it would be helpful for them to be accompanied by some insightful comments about the intent of their design.
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  • Re: Auckland to Tauranga 2013
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    The Title of this race due to the included Sponsor's names interferes with the displaying of the DC Command countdown notice.
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    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race Calendar
    I would like to address the intent of the original post in this thread relating to the back-end non championship timed race, due to the fact that I believe that comments I made in race chat may have provided some of the impetus for this implementation. The topic under discussion revolved around a fact that has been true since the inception of timed races is that the best times are concentrated in a 2 hour window regardless of the length of time that the race is open. The purpose for the second window was to combine another time with the best run for each skipper from the first phase thus making both halves relevant. I am not sure that this aspect was successfully conveyed other-wise having a dummy race achieves nothing.

    There seems to be a prevailing opinion that having this race window open is user friendly for new skippers. I am not in agreement with this assumption. I believe that social interaction is the most important aspect to welcome & retain new players. Too often the timed race format is like playing solitaire. RC's daily races are the best introduction for this purpose & fleet starts the best vehicle to understand how the polar-weather dynamic functions here.
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  • Re: Trouble opening Sail Online..
    Board » Technical Support
    All Races use this format:


    Only the race # changes which is listed with the brief description located on the right hand side of the Home page.

    Bookmark & adjust as needed.
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  • Re: Trifecta Regatta Format
    Board » Technical Discussion
    The main idea is to have the full event based on total elapsed time but the choice & order of boats for each leg to be determined by the skippers. Every leg would, in all likelihood, have contingents of all 3 boats.

    Sol has had a few occasions in the past where more than one boat type was employed & watching the arcs for each type at the start of these races always fascinated me. The eventual leader would not be an obvious forgone conclusion until all three legs were complete keeping interest high during each leg.

    I also envision being able to give recognition, at least in the blog post that follows the conclusion of the full Regatta, mini podiums for the different boat types leg by leg.

    I was hoping that like the timed race restart registration that a simple logic gate would gray out one of the radio buttons available based on the skipper's previous choices.

    Just to be clear I am not suggesting running the same course 3 times but each leg to be a segment of an established course within the SOL inventory.

    --- Last Edited by A2 at 2015-03-23 19:29:34 ---
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  • Trifecta Regatta Format
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I am posting this topic here to determine if it is possible, within the SOL framework, to have a 3 leg race registration that offers 3 boats for the 1st leg & then only the 2 remaining boats for the 2nd leg & just a single boat choice for the final leg. I have fully developed proposal in mind but it hinges on this sine qua non concept. I am not looking for a discussion on the suitability of this approach at this time but just an assessment of its workability with a minimum of technical resources required to implement it.
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