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Name ShamrockPirate
Email Address offshoremedical@hotmail.com
Website URLhttp://www.offshoremedical.com
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  • Re: Pre-Transition BETA Server Testing TIMED Race - 17 September 2013
    Board » Technical Support
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    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2013-09-17 23:43:20 ---
  • Re: ITA_4_Aaron changes name to ALL_4_Aaron
    Board » General Discussion
    It has been too long since I posted a verse. What better time than now...

    Ode to Aaron

    All around AUS we have raced
    ALL 4 Aaron the rest of us chased
    And the thoughts of our friend
    Shall not come to an end
    His legacy firmly in place

    It was Tyger's rare gift we employed
    To recall AGage and all he enjoyed
    The competitive edge,
    His life never a "hedge"
    But full-on and with hearty "Ahoy!"

    The A3 is now at the dock
    We think back, reflect and take stock
    Of what it has meant
    To complete this event...
    We wish we could tun back the clock.

    Our crewmate keeps watch on our fleet
    As we BBQ, chat and compete
    His memory stays
    With us on through our days
    On our reaches, our runs and our beats.



    See you over the horizon, mate.
    We miss you.

    SP
  • Re: Drag & drop
    Board » General Discussion
    Laozi... an interesting idea to attend to the PR issue of having to "get to the line" if you have missed the previous PR.

    Unfortunately, a drag/drop feature is not possible in the current program configuration. The GOOD news is that we have been working on ideas to improve the entire PR environment. Keep the suggestions coming!!

    BTW... months ago, I tried to generate some interest for additional PR sessions. I ran a Midnight Madness (0000UTC) race on the same course at the 1900 (Greenwich Menace) group. The purpose was to engage SOLers in other time-zones that could not make the Euro-start. Had ZERO interest (except SMO, who apparently never sleeps!) Maybe try to resurrect something like that???

    SP
  • Re: Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    JLinc... A terrific idea! We have not been able to arrange buddy-ups with any of the Bermuda race events. I tried a few years ago for the Annapolis/Bermuda, but got no traction.

    Do you know anyone in the Marion YC that would be interested to open the dialogue?? If so, let RC know... she is the master at organizing these relationships.

    SP
  • Re: Race to Up Helly Aa 2013
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Hirilondë,
    Agree these can be very tricky and the Top-Guns must have a special blend of coffee to allow for limited sleep. I ALWAYS seem to be at a critical juncture during the middle of the night!

    That's said, some of these events stretch the talent for calculating and setting DCs which I have found challenging and rewarding. In the current Up Helly, I was on DC from just after Kinnard Head to just before Moray Firth (and had additional DCs set for the rounding that would have worked). I picked up approx 25 places while asleep.

    There have been ongoing discussions about having "split fleets" with the insomniacs/maniacs in one group and the cruisers/gotta-get-some-sleep-before-the- kids-wake-up-SOLers in the other.
    I am in the latter and have finally (after 2years of never missing a race) accepted the fact that I won't ever make Top10. Too much IRL gets in the way. I just enjoy the effort, challenge and community

    Keep SOLing and watch for me at your stern !!

    SP
  • Re: Balloon Transat
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Brilliant and innovative, 76T!!
    Keeping things fresh and interesting is the goal and this is BOTH!!

    Well Done and count me in!!

    SP
  • Re: Mutiny on the Bounty
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Given the recent loss of the vessel and some crew, would suggest making this a memorial race, something like the A3. Perhaps, after the appropriate interval, even contact the Tall Ship Bounty organization(www.tallshipbounty.org) and ask if a memorial race would be of interest to bring together the organization as a way of remembering the vessel and crew? Would cite our ongoing relationship with other Tall Ship organizations. Their website has been suspended at the moment but there may be others ways of contacting them in the future.

    Suggest getting a polar for the Bounty herself instead of a modern platform.

    Just a thought.

    SP
  • Re: Suggestions, where to post?
    Board » General Discussion
    Laozi... (an inaccurate moniker BTW as I think you are quite skilled!)

    I had many of the same queries when I first joined until I was educated on the origin of SOL.

    As I understand it, SOL was originally designed to test polars and VPPs of students @ Sailport. It is also geared toward long-distance/ocean racing such that meteo knowledge and integrating this with the polar characteristics is key. The program assumes you are absolutely perfect at every angle of sail and wind velocity (why wouldn't it, aren't we that way IRL!!) A WHOLE other discussion vis-a-vis routers is included elsewhere in Forum. Some terrific links and info can also be found on AGage's blog at http://soltools.wordpress.com
    Though some do not apply to the current GIU, most of it is still gold.

    Hope this helps and keep SOLing!!!

    SP
  • Re: Agage Around Australia Series: Leg1 - Adelaide to Melbourne
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    AGage is now and will be in every race we hold as the client is his lasting legacy for this special community. His dedication, genius and passion for life, sailing and SOL are evident in each course change we make, each Wx forcast reviewed, each polar explored and on and on.

    More than anyone other than my children, the thought of Aaron enters my mind daily as I continue SOLing in his honour.

    AG... until we meet over the horizon.

    Your friend and student,

    William/SP

  • Re: iPad
    Board » Technical Support
    Scots

    Does that mean you can get to the mobile client OR you can access real SOL?? (I doubt the latter due to their non-Flash status) but thought I would check to be sure I don't need to go buy an iPad...TODAY!

    As a related idea, we should see if any of our SOL community has knowledge of writing apps in Android- Jelly Bean or ICS.

    SP

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Welcome to New Zealand and the iconic annual race up the east coast of North Island from Auckland to Russell. Racing conditions can be mixed - from flat out spinnaker rides, speedy reaching and even dying breezes before sunrise! On arrival thirsty yachties will find a traditional welcome of bacon butties and rum.
Race #1188
INFO by brainaid.de
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Hong Kong to Hainan 2018
Welcome to the South China Sea and the 2018 running of the Hong Kong to Hainan race. Organised by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, this is a classic Offshore Category One race, run every two years, over 390nm mostly downwind nautical miles from Hong Kong to Sanya, on the island of Hainan in southern China.
Race #1193
INFO by brainaid.de
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RANKING: SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Oct 18th 03:15 Registration Open!
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As you might guess, ‘La Belle Ile en Mer’ to give the island its full name, unlike the Ile de France which lies in the Seine, lies in the sea, in fact in the sea off the Bay of Quiberon on Britany’s south coast, home of France’s ECOLE NATIONALE DE VOILE ET DES SPORTS NAUTIQUES, where many a French champion sailor has learnt his craft. An appropriate venue then for SOLers to test their wind-hounding skills in a 45nm TIMED tour out from the mainland, around the island and home, this year in sporty Beneteau Figaro’s. A popular place though, so mind the water scooters, speedboats and other assorted recreational craft!
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run.
Race #1184
INFO by brainaid.de
Beneteau Figaro Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING:
TRCH-SUPSOL-TRQ4-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
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31 October at 2300utc
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Golden Globe Race 2018 - Leg 2 Storm Bay to Les-Sables d'Olonne
Welcome to Leg 2 of Sailonline's virtual version of the 2018 Golden Globe Race. After a brief respite in Storm Bay, Tasmania, of a minimum of 90 minutes after arrival, we are now racing across the Pacific, round Cape Horn and home to Les-Sables d'Olonne.
DO NOT START TOO EARLY
If you raced Leg 1 then you MUST wait 90 minutes before starting this leg. The penalty for starting Leg 2 before finishing Leg 1 is NO RANKING. The penalty for starting Leg 2 within 90 minutes of finishing Leg 1 is 5x the time you started too early.
Race #1181
INFO by brainaid.de
Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
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Ranking: GGR
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Race starts: Sep 15th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Golden Globe Race - Leg 1 to Storm Bay
Welcome, all, to the 2018 Golden Globe Race and Sailonline’s virtual version of this iconic 50th anniversary rerun of 1968’s first ever non-stop single-handed round-the-world race in yachts and with technology in keeping with that historic time.
To reflect the challenge being undertaken by the real racers, as announced previously, SOL invites all who feel so inclined to add their boat name to the post in FORUM declaring you will race by the proverbial "Seat Of The Pants" (SOTP) with no outside assistance from routing software or other external aids, BEFORE THE STARTING GUN IS FIRED.
To simulate the real race which features a 90 minute minimum stopover in Storm Bay, SOL’s online version has been divided into two legs. This first leg then is from Les Sables-d’Olonne to Storm Bay. When the leaders approach Storm Bay, Leg 2 from thence back to Les Sables via Cape Horn, will open. YOU MAY NOT START LEG 2 UNTIL AT LEAST 90 MINUTES AFTER FINISHING LEG 1. The penalty for starting Leg 2 before finishing Leg 1 is NO RANKING. The penalty for starting Leg 2 within 90 minutes of finishing Leg 1 is 5x the time you started too early.
DO NOT START TOO EARLY!
Fair winds and good luck!!
Race #1154
INFO by brainaid.de
Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: GGR
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Jul 01st 10:00 Registration Closed
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