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  • Re: Proposal - Regata Al Sol
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    SRC's apologies for not responding sooner. As you may note, SRC schedules races in quarterly batches and so any proposal just one month before a real life start is just too short a notice for us unless it is a potentially buddied race or similar.
    Would SRC be OK to consider running this race in 2018Q3?
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    My proposal so I had better suffer alongside the rest of you!
  • Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Inviting SOLers to experience ‘old school’ sailing 1968 style.
    SRC is inviting SOLers to commit to emulating the real racers in this 50th year anniversary of Robin Knox Johnson’s voyage in Suhaili by committing to race your similar SOL boat (Rustler 36) with no outside assistance, i.e. _NOA, for the feeder, fleet and timed races. See what they have to experience whilst still availing yourself of confirmed six-hour weather (be most grateful as the real sailors do not have even that benefit), dry clothes, a warm and steady bunk, hot food, showers, a country walk to the pub, library etc. and some company etc.!
    As a RETRO Race, for the Golden Globe, generally speaking only equipment that was available to Robin Knox Johnston on Suhaili in 1968 may be used. That means NO GPS, Chart plotters, electronic wind instruments, electric autopilots, electronic log, iPhone, satellite phones, digital cameras, computers, cd players, pocket calculators electronic clocks and watches, water makers, carbon fibre, Kevlar, spectra etc… so it is back to film cameras, cassette tapes, sextants, wind up clocks, trailing logs and Dacron sails, wind vanes and typewriters.
    Suhaili was a slow, sturdy 32ft double-ended ketch based on a William Atkins ERIC design. She was heavily built of teak and carried no computers, GPS, satellite phone nor water-maker, and Robin completed the challenge with no outside assistance or aid of modern day shore-based weather routing advice. He had only a wind-up chronometer and a barograph to face the world alone, and caught rainwater to survive.
    Let us see how we match up to Sir Robin and those brave enough to go out to sea and accept the challenge. Whilst SOL is unable to totally mirror the course for the real racers (see http://goldengloberace.com/the-route/ ) SOL is substantially sailing the same course after a feeder leg and then in a fleet race ,including the 90 minute stopover in Storm Bay Tasmania, followed by a Timed race back to Les Sables d'Olonne.
    Please add your boat name below in a response to this post as a record of your commitment to sail Seat Of The Pants (SOTP) for the feeder and then the whole race of about 300 days!
    Richard/Go4iT
    Chair - SRC


    --- Last Edited by Go4iT at 2018-04-15 15:45:37 ---
  • Re: 40 Series - Ratings
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Hi JB and thank you for your research.
    This will be borne in mind when SRC and the Board of Directors are considering the SOL 40' Series for 2019 and thereafter.

    In the meantime we have a remaining nine races in this 12 race series where people are steadily using up their quota of the 'hot' designs.
  • SRC Candidate Advertisement
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    The Sailonline Race Committee has a membership position open to all SOL participants. The time involved and the skill required can be minimal - or a lot - depending on how much an individual wants to contribute. Any help would be appreciated. Further details will be provided on request. Thank you. Expressions of interest to src@sailonline.org .
  • Re: SWR Leg 6 Finish
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    SRC has amended already, without adverse comment from any of the fleet (so far as SRC is aware), the finish and start lines for Melbourne (to outside the Rip and avoiding intermediate marks in Phillip bay on the way up to and from Melbourne) and the finish and start lines for Hong Kong (to outside Hong Kong harbour, avoiding traffic separation requirements on the approach to Kong Kong, a narrow harbour entrance and more traffic separation in Hong Kong harbour). In each of the above instances an approach buoy was added by SRC/OPS to ensure a) a run of several hours to facilitate the finish and b) to ensure that the SOL software produced a finish line roughly perpendicular to the general approach of the yachts. In the case of Auckland a similar approach was taken by SRC/OPS to facilitate a finish within Auckland harbour after a clear run of several hours from Motuihe Buoy. In the case of Auckland the SOL finish line is about 435m north of the IRL line so as to enable a fixed course from the Motuihe Buoy. A similar approach to facilitating start and finish lines will be taken by SRC/OPS for the start from Auckland as the 0100 start in Auckland harbour is not DC'able (as recommended by the Board of Directors for any start that is 'inconvenient' to the majority of the SOL community). The start will be in open water NE of the harbour and thus DC'able. Of course it is quite possible that the wind could be due West or due East at some stage of the finishing period in to Auckland thus requiring tacking or gybing - as occurred to some for the Melbourne finish. But SRC can only try to facilitate a finish or start. SRC cannot control the wind direction - much as we might wish. Unless advised otherwise SRC intends to continue with this policy, save for buddied races, that emphasises that SOL races are won on the ocean not because of BBQs at tricky start or finish lines.
  • Re: Vestas again....polemic.
    Board » General Discussion
    An interesting decision by the International jury in the Volvo World Race on advice that was offered to Scallywag to avoid a potentially serious collision with a large reef. The advice did not constitute outside assistance.
  • Re: Proposition for a race San Sebastian-La Rochelle
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    A race from San Sebastian to La Rochelle in Dephia 47 yachts has been added to 2018Q1 as requested by our Polish friends with a start on Friday 23rd March.
  • Re: Lake Winnebago Race 2018?
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race Calendar
    Sorry to be a bit slow in replying. Yes there will be a Lake Winnebago race. The question mark was only against the start time that has now been set at 15:00 UTC. Aiming for two laps in the hope of a decent breeze this year.
  • Re: Manila to Calbayog City Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Duly noted by SRC.

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The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 - Race 1
Welcome to the first of two races of The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta - a run of 147nm from Liverpool, around the Isle of Man to finish offshore Dublin. A pleasant outing for our elegant Clipper ships.
NOTE:Starts and Finishes in Tall Ships racing are offshore to avoid conflict with shipping and shipping lanes.
Race #1143
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RANKING: Tall Ships - SYC
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Race starts: May 28th 15:00 Registration Open!
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Aegean Rally 2018
"The International Aegean Sailing Rally is a regatta with a long history, organized every year by the HORC (Hellenic Offshore Racing Club). It is the oldest and most splendid sailing event in Greece and is characterized as a marine Marathon", thus write its organisers, The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club, and in 2015 SOL followed the IRL yachts round for all four legs. Marathon, however, lies too far off the beaten track, so, we, at SOL, much encouraged by the great success of our ouzo-fuelled sprint of January this year, have decided to use another of the 2015 legs for sprinting. This one starts in Athens, then rounds Agios Dimitrios Kythnos for Piperi, to finish at the Temple of Poseidon on the tip of the Attica peninsula.
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GB90 Particulars
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ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: May 26th 16:00 Registration Open!
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SWR 17/18 Leg 9 - Newport to Cardiff
We are back in the northern hemisphere!
After a good rest in Newport it's time to head for Europe, more specifically Cardiff in Wales
"A smooth trip" you might think, but The Atlantic Ocean can offer many surprises. One of them could be The Azores High, which in the late spring can drift north and block your route to Cardiff.
Consider yourself warned.
Race #1146
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OD65v3 Particulars
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: 2017SWR-2018OCCH-2018SUPSOL-2018OCQ2-SYC
PRIZE: SMPF
SOL Classic Client
Race starts: May 20th 18:00 Registration Open!
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Van Isle 360 2018
Welcome back to Vancouver and the 525nm delightful course designed by SOLer fastpassage39. This is a tricky race, combining tight channels and open water which our TP 52 will love.
Race #1147
INFO by brainaid.de
TP 52 Particulars
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: May 17th 16:00 Registration Open!
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Tristan TIMED Race 2018
Welcome to the South Atlantic and a challenging 68nm course around the three quaintly and incongruously named islands of the remote outpost known as Tristan da Cunha. The gales may come and go but the sea is everlasting. This is a TIMED race originally designed by NZL_Scotsman.
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run.
Race #1130
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Farr 38 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
TRCH-SUPSOL-TRQ2-SYC
ALT CLIENT: Classic RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
27 May at 2300utc
Race starts: May 06th 12:00 Registration Open!
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