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If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Legality of the use of extra zoom on the apparent size of end points of finish line
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Rules and Decisions
    When the end point of the finish line is examined on extra zoom, is it legal to set course very close to the point and still legally finish, even when, on standard zoom, the course would cross over the edge of the round dot?
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • The Two Oceans race
    Board » Technical Support
    The race info says 'Lv to Stbd' at the Seal Island mark, but the diagram shows an Arrow indicating 'Lv to Port'. This problem should be cleared up prior to the race start....
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    I liked the 'chased'.....I understand...…..
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: ESRW - a proper RTW race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Other than the Suez and Panama Canals, why not a 'real' RTW Race? Three legs---long, yes, but so is an IRL RTW! It would give a "Great" choice of actual route to the SOL competitors!
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    Is it possible to have the "Settings" saved until changed? Right now you have to renew all of your preferred screen features every time you log into a new race. This is a bit irritating.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Enabling Flash player on an Android tablet
    Board » Technical Support
    I have noted a few irregularities in the HTML5 client, and hope they can be repaired. It is hard to break the habits of years---for instance, centering any point on the screen now requires 3 clicks, rather than 2. The actuation of a course choice needs 2 not 1 clicks. Stopping the boat at a start/finish line requires the entry of TWA = (0) not (0.00000) or (0.) Realizing some entry hasn't worked as expected can make for mistakes that are very frustrating....
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    After some frustrations, I found that the action to center any point, at max zoom, on the comp screen (which I always previously used to check on clearance of headlands, islands etc.,) using a double click with the cursor on that position, no longer worked. I have now accidentally found that it still operates, but with a TRIPLE clicking.
    Is it just that I had missed something, or is this new info to everybody else?



    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2020-01-26 19:33:32 ---
    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.

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ESRW5 Port Noumea to Singapore 2021
For this fifth leg of the ESRW series, we depart the Pacific Ocean and head through a series of tropical seas along the 3937nm between Port Noumea and the busy port of Singapore in our Maxi Trimarans. As a change up to the last leg, there could be a variety of routing options through the many islands and straits that lie between the start and finish lines!
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1492
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Maxi Trimaran PARTICULARS
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Ranking: ESRW-OCQ3-OCCH-SUPERSOL-SYC
Race starts: Aug 04th 19:00 Registration Open!

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Fremantle to Bali 2021
It is time for a revival of one of Australia's iconic races, the 1427 nm long "Fremantle to Bali" race, and it's considered to be a true test of seamanship.
Last raced in 2018 using Finngulf 43s, we will do it this year in Super Maxi 100s which are considerably faster!
Race #1495
INFOby brainaid.de
Super Maxi 100 PARTICULARS
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Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Jul 28th 03:00 Registration Open!

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Sailonline's Baltic Tall Ships Races 2021 - Leg 3 - Mariehamn to Szczecin

Welcome to the third race of Sailonline's 7-race Tall Ships Series 2021 which is also the final of three virtual Tall Ships races in the Baltic Sea - a race of 250nm in Clippers from Mariehamn, Finland to Szczecin, Poland.
NOTE: Starts and Finishes in tall ships racing are always offshore to avoid conflict with shipping and shipping lanes.
Race #1494
INFO by brainaid.de
Clipper 240 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: TallShips - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday, 4 August at 2300utc
Race starts: Jul 25th 14:00 Registration Open!

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Kiritappu to Elfin Cove 2021
We leave the famous wetlands of Kiritappu with their beautiful summer wildflowers and head 2938nm across the northern Pacific in our Volvo70s for this fourth leg of the 2021 PAC6 series. Our destination is Elfin Cove, Alaska. Let's hope one of the twenty odd inhabitants will be there to greet us at the bar!
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1487
INFOby brainaid.de
Volvo70v4 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: PAC6-OCQ3-OCCH-SUPERSOL-SYC
RACE CLOSE: Saturday,
July 31 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jul 11th 19:00 Registration Closed

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