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  • Re: Carib Rum Run 2018
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    I will return as GetAPatch as before! Make haste young lady!

    arrr ye be an impatient scoundrel, 'Patch!
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    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2018-09-13 09:09:24 ---
  • Re: Here is how to propose new races
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Post annotated by RainbowChaser :
    This post was moved from the thread Here is how to propose new races.
    Musigny - Whilst SOL does not have a dinghy like you suggest, we do have a Twister 28 whose hull speed upwind is not unlike a Laser but no planning downwind. I appreciate that a) the Twister is not a Swedish boat and b) it would bottom out at most marks in your lake but in medium/light winds it would give us a hard work 2 - 3 hour sprint. Acceptable?
    Our other dinghy is an F18 catamaran and that would zom around too fast.
  • 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.

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Shackleton Challenge - Leg 2
Endurance leaves the Weddell Sea and sails NW, arriving 599nm later at a bay to be named Endurance. The ice closes in on the ship.
Race #498
INFO by brainaid.de
Tall Ship Class B Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: Shackleton-SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Sep 26th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Sailonline’s 11th Birthday Balloon Race
Eleven is an odd number, numerically as well as numerologically. Boastful and extravagant, adding one to the complete and perfect ten, 11/11 is also the day and month WW1 ended, so a number well worth celebrating after all. Whimsically then, in honour of SOL’s 11th birthday, your SRC gives you a re-run of 2013’s Trans-Atlantic Balloon Race. This race to be the first to ‘land’ your balloon in the sea off the Cliffs of Moher is not for the faint-hearted, nor for the serious-minded. Unusually, SOL’s balloon, polarized by past SOLmaster 76Trombones, will not ‘sail’ over land and will actually ‘sail’ in other directions other than straight downwind, although beyond a ‘beam reach’ it will not go. Good luck!!
Race #1174
INFO by brainaid.de
SOL Balloon PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: unranked
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Sep 24th 16:00 Registration Open!
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Carib Rum Run 2018
Welcome to the 2018 running of Sailonline’s annual Pirate PRIZE race run close to International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19 September. This is a 1759nm slalom through the rum islands of the Caribbean, collecting barrels to bring to the rum-parched beaches of Mexico. If ye scurvy swabs are up ter it, then don a piratical disguise by becoming an SYC Member and requesting to change your boat name for this race only!
Race #1176
INFO from brainaid.de
Orange Cat Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
OCQ3-OCCH-SUPSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
SMPF
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday, 26 September at 2300utc
Race starts: Sep 15th 16:00 Registration Closed
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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
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: GGR
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
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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