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Name kroppyer
Email Address info@kroppyer.nl
Website URLhttp://sol.kroppyer.nl
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  • 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.

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    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.
  • Re: Polars
    Board » Technical Discussion
    It is a collection that grows over the years. There are multiple ways we create polars. Sometimes there is enough data online to create reasonable polars, sometimes we have contact with boatowners, sometimes we can get enough data from tracking IRL boats while racing. Usually it's a combination of everything.
  • Re: HOW TO CHANGE THE NAME OF MY SHIP?
    Board » Technical Support
    You can't change your boat name. We can do it for you, send us an e-mail (on the admin@sailonline address) with the new boatname you want.

    --- Last Edited by kroppyer at 2017-12-06 09:11:23 ---
  • Re: swr 14-15 leg1
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Good catch nacrr, it was hidden by accident. I made it re-appear and everything should be back to normal soon.

    You can already find it here:
    http://www.sailonline.org/races/756/leaderboard/
  • Re: WX Release Time Standardisation Suggestion
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    We may be able to change the time the weather update becomes active on our server, but we cannot change the time of publication on NOAA's servers. Basically, it means the weather that we will have can be known long before our delayed wx update, effectively not changing a thing at all to the time you need to check the weather and adapt your courses to react to the new forecast.

    We're all aware of the sleep deprivation factor here when using the high resolution weather from the NAM model. SRC is very careful with using the model, and you can be sure that it won't happen too often that two races using different wx updates run in parallel.
  • Re: VOR, Vestas incident & report.
    Board » General Discussion
    Yes Rod, using more realistic nautical charts would hugely improve the educational value of sol wrt navigation. but we have to be careful that sol remains accessible for the masses, not only the ones that are (a) experienced in navigation or (b) willing to invest time in their navigational skills.

    I'm sure there's a middle way that solves this problem: nautical charts, but no requirement to understand every element of it to successfully sail a race (by using our own very simple and clear "you can sail in this area, not in this area"-two-colour-map as overlay for example)

    While sailing on sailonline, I would really like to have some more detail of the region where I'm sailing. There's lots of reefs, shallows, bridges, etc. etc. that we're missing out on. Problem is, when I'm not online, I really like not having to worry about all these things. I'm not able to spend as much time online during the week as I would be able to spend on deck during and actual IRL sail.

    Then of course, there's the technical side: we need a world map where there is a clear divide between "navigable waters" and "running aground" so that the computer can understand. As far as I know, the map we are currently using (GSHHG) is one of the best that is available at reasonable cost (in this case: free). In the best case, the process of changing to another map is a lot of work and needs a lot of testing. We are slowly moving towards a situation where we hope to be a bit more flexible, but its hard work. At some point in the future it may be possible to show some more detail in the map, but there is a lot to do before we get to that situation.

    --- Last Edited by kroppyer at 2017-11-05 10:58:50 ---

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Beru to Bora Bora 2018
Welcome to the islands of the Pacific, whose original migrants arrived from Indonesia and reached as far as Hawaii and beyond. This Sailonline race, designed by SOLer Dingo in 2015, is a 2219nm segment of those original migration routes, and takes us from Beru Island in Kiribati to Bora Bora in Tahiti. As you enjoy the luxury of your GB90, spare a thought for those crossing these waters long ago in simple outriggers.
Race #1175
INFO from brainaid.de
GB90 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCCH-SUPSOL-OCQ3-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
PRIZE: SMPF
Race starts: Aug 13th 16:00 Registration Open!
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Around Principe 2018
Between zero and two degrees north of the equator in the middle of the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa lies the Republic of Sao Tome & Principe, once upon a time Dutch settlements and until very recently a Portuguese colony. A tad remote these islands are, but this did not stop our very own MustangMark spotting an excellent opportunity for a sprint round the nation’s smaller, more northerly Principe in swirling, hires doldrums wind. 30nm in Farr30s; it could take longer than you’d think!
Race #1166
INFOby brainaid.de
Farr 30 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
SPRCH - SUPSOL - SPRQ3 - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: Tuesday,
August 14 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Aug 11th 18:00 Registration Closed
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Sail Around Turkey 2018
Welcome to one of Sailonline's iconic races, where our fleet races the length of the Turkish coastline. This is a 1,372nm race from Hopa (the easternmost point of the Turkish Black Sea coast) to Iskenderun (the easternmost point of Turkey's Mediterranean coast).
Race #1173
INFOfrom brainaid.de
Open 60 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Aug 07th 15:00 Registration Closed
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Golden Globe Race - Leg 1 to Storm Bay
Welcome, all, to the 2018 Golden Globe Race and Sailonline’s virtual version of this iconic 50th anniversary rerun of 1968’s first ever non-stop single-handed round-the-world race in yachts and with technology in keeping with that historic time.
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.
To simulate the real race which features a 90 minute minimum stopover in Storm Bay, SOL’s online version has been divided into two legs. This first leg then is from Les Sables-d’Olonne to Storm Bay. When the leaders approach Storm Bay, Leg 2 from thence back to Les Sables via Cape Horn, will open. YOU MAY NOT START LEG 2 UNTIL AT LEAST 90 MINUTES AFTER FINISHING LEG 1. The penalty for starting Leg 2 before finishing Leg 1 is NO RANKING. The penalty for starting Leg 2 within 90 minutes of finishing Leg 1 is 5x the time you started too early.
DO NOT START TOO EARLY!
Fair winds and good luck!!
Race #1154
INFO by brainaid.de
Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: GGR
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Jul 01st 10:00 Registration Open!
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