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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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Return from Lindisfarne 2019
In the year 793, a band of Vikings crossed the North Sea to raid Britain. SOL recaptured this voyage in 2012 by sailing the 465nm from Goteborg to Lindisfarne in longships. Having tarried awhile, the raiders returned to Sweden to tell their friends about the good land, the (slightly) shorter winters and the comely Saxon maidens. Thus. it is fitting the SOL fleet this year also returns. It should be an easier passage home!
Race #1274
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Longship Drake PARTICULARS
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Silverrudder 2019
Sailonline welcomes you to the fourth "buddy-up" with "Silverrudder - Challenge of the Sea" in the 2019 edition race around the Danish Island of Funen.
With shallow waters and a strong current this close inshore race is truly a challenge. One of three regattas around Funen each year, this race is the only one (and the biggest worldwide) for single handed racing. Will our Seascape 18 be a match for the real fleet's 16 Seascape 18's?
Time will tell!

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Race #1283
INFO from brainaid.de
Seascape 18 Particulars
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Race starts: Sep 20th 08:00 Registration Open!
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Carib Rum Run 2019
Welcome to the Carribean and Sailonline's 2019 Pirate PRIZE race, run close to International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19 September. This is a 1759nm slalom through the rum islands of the Caribbean, collecting barrels from the region's distilleries and carrying them to the rum-parched beaches of Cancun, Mexico. If ye scurvy swabs are up ter it, then ye be invited to attire yerselves in a piratical disguise by becoming an SYC Member and requesting to change your boat name for this race only!
Race #1284
INFO from brainaid.de
Orange Cat Particulars
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ALT. CLIENT:Classic
PRIZE: See Intro Blog
Race starts: Sep 17th 16:00 Registration Open!
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Wellington to Lima 2019
Have you ever been to Lima in Peru?
Now you've got the chance in this brand-new ocean race with departure from Wellington in New Zealand.
5718 nautical miles awaits us, crossing the mid-Pacific Ocean in a VO70, to the capital of Peru. And when in Lima, don't forget to celebrate your finish with Ceviche, a plate of fresh seafood, accompanied by a bottle of Arequipena Beer.
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1281
INFOfrom brainaid.de
VO70v4 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCCH-OCQ3-SUPSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Sep 09th 18:00 Registration Open!
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