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If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Tokyo - San Francisco 2019
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Bimmer:- What is AGL and where do I find it? I'm not a router user, but sometimes getting out of a restricted start area can be a real chore late at night.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Joao - psail
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    May I suggest that these be big races, the Northern race from Greece to the Baltic, while the Southern race to be to circum-navigate Australia and New Zealand. This way, all of our 'departed' Solers will be included.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Santorini
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Remember those "Sirens"? Homer was just being polite...…

    The views expressed here are my own, not to be ascribed to Homer or his later followers. they are derived from my realisation that the Greek boats of that early time could not have been capable of voyaging as far as the Straits of Gibraltar, which would not have been known then as the Pillars of Hercules.
    I hope some scholar of Greek mythology will find that 'bump of curiosity' to follow up on this general idea.



    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2018-12-29 14:49:37 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Santorini
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Find the island of Karavos, find a photo of it. There is one in the Google Earth view, which shows three rocky stumps. You are looking at the Pillars of Hercules, which old Herc 'cast down'. Note that they are on the direct route from Athens to Santorini. Santorini was part of the Atlantis (Crete) political state, and both were destroyed when the volcano at Santorini erupted.
    Homer was writing some 400 years later, and just romanticised their political system. The Odyssey just describes the voyage in a 4-5 man fishing boat from Athens area to Santorini, going from island to visible island, which took a long time because Ulysses either got lost or went off exploring rather than going home to the wife and family!

    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2018-12-29 14:43:10 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Jerky screen movements on a desk-top computer screen
    Board » Technical Support
    Just how do I get any answer at all on this Forum?
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Jerky screen movements on a desk-top computer screen
    Board » Technical Support
    Has anyone else found that movements of the screen position using the mouse control are very jerky and irregular? This occurs only on the SOL screen, others that I use are still smooth as previously.
    The screen movements occur in discrete steps, making it hard to position the centre of the screen except by using the double-click method.
    Is this a SOL error, or is it specific to my own computer?
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Interface lagging and jerky on map area of the display
    Board » Technical Support
    Where do I find the "Flash Cache"? I have to re-authorise Flash every time I log in to SOL, and click "allow always" again and again. Is this everyone elses experience of is it just me??
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    SOTP---as usual! Rod
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    It is not suffering! It is exercising your OWN brain, rather than relying on the previous exercise of someone else's brain...
    Just consider it a Gift from SOL!
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Total agreement! I sail SOTP all the time, not because I am old-fashioned, but because I am 84 and need to keep the "old grey cells" churning away at problems---like the wind and weather!
    It is just too easy to stop thinking...and then you stop living.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.

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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!
Race #1300
INFOby brainaid.de
Linjett 33 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
SPRCH - SRQ4 - SUPSOL - SYC
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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