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Name kroppyer
Email Address info@kroppyer.nl
Website URLhttp://sol.kroppyer.nl
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  • WANTED: Testers new client
    Board » General Discussion
    Hello all,

    First let me bring you the good news that a SOLer has stepped up a while ago and started work on a new HTML5 client. We hope this client will ultimately replace the current Flash client, as Flash support gets removed from browsers over the next years.

    This new HTML5 client is now ready for some testing. We would like to select a handful of people that want to (1) test the new client and (2) be a guide to the new client once everyone else starts using it.

    As someone in this group
    (1) you will communicate with each other about their findings and maintain a list of bugs and feedback together, and
    (2) Once we believe the most important issues are all resolved, we will open the new client to the public and we would like you to answer questions in chat/forum when you are online and generally help people get started. If new problems are discovered, you can add them to the list.

    For (1) it would be nice if some of the people in the group have some affection/knowledge of web technologies or software testing.

    For (2) it would be nice if you are an active SOLer that is available in chat relatively frequently. It would be good to have some people from the non-English communities, like for example French, Italian and Spanish. But communication within the group and with us will be in English. Also SOLers from the Americas and Australasia are most welcome to join in order to have our "guides" spread over all time zones.

    If you are interested to be part of this group of "early adopters", please send an e-mail to my @sailonline.org address: huib@
    And if you know of people that may be interested, but sure to point them to this post.
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Regarding the converter on sol.kroppyer.nl:
    1) I have updated the autodetection for columns. It should now automatically detect the COG (T) column instead of defaulting to the 8th column.

    2) The default is still to use AWA for the sign of TWA. The recent example csv file I have shows negative AWA values where TWA values are positive, leading me to believe that the TWA values still do not distinguish between port and starboard tack while AWA values do.

    --- Last Edited by kroppyer at 2019-05-07 11:47:48 ---
  • Re: RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » General Discussion
    I'll miss the positive energy and enthusiasm you spread, João. Let it remain spreading.

    A Big Hug



    --- Last Edited by kroppyer at 2019-04-08 23:12:57 ---
  • Re: API
    Board » Technical Discussion
    There is an API, but it is not publicly documented (actually, it is not documented at all). Many people (including myself) have used this to create third party tools. There is an android client that uses this API. I believe only the process of registering in a race was a problem, otherwise a complete client can be built.

    Significant work has been done with relation to a non-flash client (HTLM5). If you are interested in working on such a client (as sol volunteer or as a private project) then please do get in touch (via the admin@ e-mail address, or contact me directly via huib@). We would love to get you started. Also for other 3rd party tools I offer my help in working with the API. I always do this with one condition: the tool should be publicly available to everyone for free. I have helped Kipper for example when he was getting started with his DC checker and/or auto grib downloader tool(s).
  • Re: Help with polars ( with help of brainaid toolbox)
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I started developing SPINNACER exactly with this in mind: I needed a way to accurately determine SOG at a given windspeed and angle and use this in calculations.

    SPINNACER offers both a graphical as a numerical way to do this. It may be a bit cumbersome at the start, but it sounds like this is the tool you're looking for.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    I will once again put up the SOTP flag in flagpole for everyone who had _SOTP added to their name by RC. If you're not familiar with the concept of flagpole: it gives a number of unofficial rankings per race, for example a ranking with only people who declared to sail SOTP. In order to declare this using flagpole, you hoist a flag. You can hoist multiple flags in order to appear in multiple rankings (I believe there's even a 60+ flag for "senior citizens").

    The continuous scale of SOTP'ing

    The SOTP flag is traditionally for those who do not use routing software. Other tools are allowed, like WxInspector.

    From what I understand, in this particular race if you declare to sail SOTP via this thread, you declare note to use any external tools, so no WxInspector or brainaid DC editor. This is a little bit more strict that what the SOTP flag has been used for in the past, but if you declared to sail SOTP in this thread, you are definitely qualified to fly the SOTP flag on flagpole.

    I have now also added the RETRO flag. If you hoist this flag you declare not to use any modern help. You only use the official sailonline clients and the options within, but nothing else. You won't even use spreadsheets or calculators. I will not hoist this flag on behalf of you when you declared you are sailing SOTP in this thread, but feel free to hoist the flag yourself over on sol.kroppyer.nl/flagpole/ if you are the die-hard SOTP'er.

    ______________
    While you're logged in at flagpole, you can also hoist a couple of other flags. I personally like the sleepy pennant, which you can hoist in order to be ranked together with other people who don't get up in the middle of the night for a wx update.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Flagpole news: I have set the SOTP flag for everyone who had _SOTP added to their boatname by RainbowChaser after posting in this thread. You can manually hoist and lower flags for your boat. Have a look at the "RETRO" flag for the die hard SOTP'ers.

    Anyway, now you can find an (unofficial) SOTP ranking here: http://sol.kroppyer.nl/flagpole/index.php?view=ranking&raceid=1135&flagid=5
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    This may be a nice opportunity to use flagpole again:
    http://sol.kroppyer.nl/flagpole/

    Log in using you sol credentials and select the GGR race. You can now hoist the SOTP flag. Now when people look at the ranking on flagpole, they can see your flag. It is also possible to filter the ranking on flags so that you can create a ranking with only the boats flying a SOTP-flag.

    In addition to the SOTP-flag you can also hoist the (new) RETRO-flag. The SOTP flag is meant for people who do not use a router (but WxInspector, spreadsheets and other non-routing tools are allowed). With the RETRO flag you declare not to use a computer at all (apart from for the purpose of steering your boat of course).

    I might take the liberty to hoist the SOTP flag on flagpole for everyone who declared to sail SOTP in this thread.
  • Re: SWR 17/18 Leg 7 - Auckland to Itajai
    Board » Technical Support
    An in-race message was placed on 2018-04-07 at 05:10:30 UTC to announce that the race would be closed on Thursday, 12 April at 23:00 UTC.

    The race closed on 2018-04-12 at 23:00:01 UTC.

    I'm sorry you were unable to finish your race. We try to give everyone a chance to finish before closing the race, but there are always some people unable to make the finish in time, often because they started at a later date. We cannot keep all races open unnecessarily long, but we can often postpone a race close be a day, maybe two when asked. Next time when you see the message announcing the date and time the race will close, and you think you won't make the finish, you can send us an e-mail (admin@ ... ) asking for an extension.

    Unfortunately we cannot re-open races, so yes, the race is gone with the wind, except for the rankings and the good memories :)
  • Re: Chrome browser to tag non-HTTPS sites.
    Board » General Discussion
    As far as I understand, they will put "not secure" in the address bar, nothing that will interfere normal browsing.

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Caspian Chilov Chiller 2019
So here we are on the shores of the Caspian Sea in December. Ice is breaking up along the beach and the sheets grind over each other. Further North,the sea is wholly frozen over. Undaunted, clad in thermal suits, balaclavas, ski gloves and insulated Dubarry's, and with the space heater on down below, we invite you to venture out for a brisk 28nm race in Linjett 33s, round Chilov island and back home to Gurgan harbour. Don't dawdle!
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ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Dec 14th 18:00 Registration will open soon
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Yates Cup TIMED Race 2019
Welcome to a replication of the shortened 2017 edition of this Category 3+ race from Auckland around the Hauraki Gulf which, on this occasion is being run in the form of a TIMEDRACE.
Also, we are pleased to introduce you to a brand-new arrival in the Sailonline boathouse, namely the MC 38. Be sure to check out its "Particulars".
Race #1306
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Race #1306
INFOfrom brainaid.de
MC 38 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
TRQ4-TRCH-SUPSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Dec 10th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Fisherman's Friend 2019
A 272nm race in First 40s around the main fishing ports and grounds off Devon and Cornwall. The Western Approaches can be anything but predictable at any time of the year, but in December, with wild weather hurling itself across the Atlantic, and the occasional calm, you will need to be prepared for everything, so pack your foulies!
Race #1304
INFOby brainaid.de
First 40.7 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230.
RANKING: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: Friday, 13 December at 2300utc
Race starts: Dec 07th 14:00 Registration Closed
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Christmas(W) to Christmas(E) Island 2019
Welcome to Sailonline’s race to Christmas!
5,827nm in Volvo 70s provides a sailing adventure for the run up to the festive season. Our race takes us from Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean to Christmas Island in the Pacific – how many of you knew there were two?! Many routing options so please have fun! Fair winds!
Race #1303
INFO by brainaid.de
Volvo 70_v4 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: OCCH-OCQ4-SUPSOL- SYC
PRIZE: SMPF
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Nov 26th 16:00 Registration Open!
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