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Name captjack1942
Email Address captjack1942@gmail.com
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  • Re: blocked from races
    Board » Technical Support
    Thanks..I thought it was weird that the home page would load, but the races wouldn't, guess I'll just go to bed and hope to wake up later.
  • blocked from races
    Board » Technical Support
    When I tried to go to any active race I get this notice. "The server returned an error. If this problem persists please contact the administrators."
  • Adobe Flash being phased out.
    Board » General Discussion
    Some of you like me may have noticed a change in how Chrome handles Flash. If you use Chrome browser, when you open chrome and then go to open a race you get a small banner that says something like "this site requires flash" click to install Flash Player. You then have to click an "allow" button.
    In digging around Google I found:
    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/6258784?hl=en&ref_topic=7438008

    This works for now but:
    https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/saying-goodbye-flash-chrome/

    Seeing has how the SOL Race Engine runs on Flash., how is this going to effect us after next year?
  • Re: Carib Rum Run 2018
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    I be El Ron Contrabandista if ye please and I'll be El Ron Contrabandista if ye don't please.

    ye shall be El Ron C as 'tis my pleasure!
    _______________

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2018-09-15 12:39:56 ---
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Me too...of course I always do SOL SOTP. Sir Robin did not have GRIB files nor routing software. He did have a wind vane and the Atkin's design could be trimmed to hold a wind angle course. Don't know if any of the Original GGR boats had one but the old Tiller Master were popular 40~50 years ago.
    https://tinyurl.com/ybk3brlm
    https://tinyurl.com/y87tcqv2
    The Tiller Master was easy to use and easy to fix. Usually the only thing that broke was the feed-back cord, a replacement could be made with whipping cord. In Baja once I found a screen door spring that worked to replace a broken spring. It could hold a better course than any deck ape in all but the very roughest conditions.
    They did have shortwave radio, so they could get time for navigation and weather info and warnings from WWV, WWVH and similar stations in Europe and Australia.
    I challenge skippers like Kipper, rafa, bonknhoot, rumskib,Sadlersailing, longreacher, kenza, etc. to put down the routing software and join us SOTP sailors. That could be interesting. :-)
  • Chrome browser to tag non-HTTPS sites.
    Board » General Discussion
    "For the past several years, we’ve moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption. And within the last year, we’ve also helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure by gradually marking a larger subset of HTTP pages as “not secure”. Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”.
    https://security.googleblog.com/2018/02/a-secure-web-is-here-to-stay.html

    That's only 5 months away. I use chrome a lot, especially for SOL. They will probably run a notice that the site is not secure and ask if you want to proceed. Still it could be a nuisance if one is in a hurry to change course to avoid BBQ.
    I'm not a coder so I don't really know what it takes to switch addresses. Just think it might be important.
  • Re: How to be disqualified in the 40'series
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Championships
    I have a hard time reading the polar graphs presented in the "how to be disqualified" page. I had thought to look at brainaid's tools for a more detailed look. But, alas...Brain says I must be registered in the race to see the polar.
    Why can't we just see text file polars? There must be some somewhere, how else do the folks who use routers load the polar files to decide which boat to use?
  • Re: CARIB RUM RUN 2017
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Arrrgh...I be once again as always: El Ron Contrabandista.

    rhum be the best kind o' contraband - yer shall have yer choice, matey

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2017-09-12 18:54:11 ---
  • Whisky Tango Foxtrot!!
    Board » General Discussion
    What happened to the Order of the Ditch Run??
    Why is there a rerun of the Lisboa Timed Race in it's place??

  • Re: Sailonline and VPNs
    Board » Technical Support
    When you go to your VPN, go to the home page and check if you are still logged in.
    That is same result you will get if you are not logged in.

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