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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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Tour Down Under 2019
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No hot dusty roads for us, just 694 NM of ocean in Seacart 30s!
Race #1277
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Seacart 30 Particulars
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYCCH-SYCQ3-SUPSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic

Race starts: Jul 18th 20:00 Registration Open!
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Galveston to Galway TransAt 2019
This is a truly testing and massive new ocean race for Sailonline across the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean! Leaving the estuary of the Galveston Bay, you'll sail your OD65v3 across the Gulf of Mexico and into the Atlantic Ocean. You are, of course, free to navigate your way to Galway, Ireland, in any direction you like. Your only objective: get to Galway first!
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1254
NORfrom brainaid.de
OD65v3 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING:
OCQ3-OCCH-SUPSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Jul 15th 14:00 Registration Open!
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Hormuz TIMED Race 2019
Strait of Hormuz is a really busy and congested waters with shipping and military vessels. For Sailonline however, racing here is with impunity, nothing is off limits!!
This is a TIMEDrace designed by NZL Scotsman
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Race #1266
Infofrom brainaid.de
X-35 OD Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Rankings:
TRCH-TRQ3-SUPSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
REGISTRATION CLOSE:
Monday, 22. July at 22:00 UTC.
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Race starts: Jul 08th 12:00 Registration Open!
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