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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.
  • 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.

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Iceberg Dodge TIMED Race 2020
Progressive climate change since this 34nm race designed by NZL_Scotsman was first run in 2014 may have eased our access to these fjords but watch out for growlers.  This is a TIMEDrace, and you can expect storms and calms, so choose your start time with care. Sailing in little J-80’s, 5:01:11 hours is the previous best time to beat. God hastighed!
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Race #1378
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J-80 Particulars
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0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230. 
RANKING:
TRCH-TRQ3-SUPSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
August 23 at 23:00:00 UTC.
Race starts: Aug 10th 12:00 Registration will open soon
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Round White Island 2020
This classic New Zealand race is run each year and takes the yachts from Auckland and, after rounding Channel Island, down south to the Bay of Plenty, around the active volcano on White Island, and back to Auckland. Racing RC 44s, who will be first to complete SOL's 292nm course?
Race #1374
INFO by brainaid.de
RC 44 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING:
SYCQ3 - SYCCH - SUPSOL – SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Aug 07th 20:00 Registration Open!
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Maryland to Alaska 2020
Inspired by Matt Rutherford's single-handed Red Dot Expedition around the Americas in 2012, SOLer Renegade proposed a half around from Maryland over the North into the Pacific and back through the Panama Canal, in 5 legs, 5 years later. Leg 2 across the North West Passage proved to be particularly challenging and so to create a proper Ocean Race, SRC has combined Leg 2 with Leg 1 to give you a race of at least 4000nm from Maryland to Alaska in our magnificent 90ft Monohull.
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1366
INFOby brainaid.de
90ft Monohull Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
OCCH - OCQ3 - SUPSOL - SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Aug 04th 20:00 Registration Open!
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race 2020


When the winter weather turns cool in southern Australia sailors head up to the warmer tropics. Every year in August sailors from all over the world make their way to The Great Barrier Reef for the big winter regattas at Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach and Magnetic Island. What better way to get there than to race to the reef. This year Sailonline is joining with the racers from RQYS to race the 343 nautical miles from Brisbane to Keppel Island in our TP52s. It might be winter downunder but all you will need is shorts and t-shirts.
Race #1367
INFOby brainaid.de
TP-52 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: Friday,
August 7 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jul 31st 01:00 Registration Closed
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