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  • Re: Newbie on board
    Board » General Discussion
    Thank you for the welcoming reply.
    I completed my first race shot to finish, (I started Hawaii Sat evening, ended about 1 nm short as time ended) and learned a lot more about my racing style. I second-guessed every turn I made fighting with angles (or was that angels). Questions were answered in the chat and coffee with NewsArtist was a help. However, I think I frustrated him by introducing him to the Android App. He got revenge by showing me the Golden Globe race, which I started 3 weeks late.
    TLH1310


    --- Last Edited by guest at 2018-07-27 13:42:27 ---
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    I declare I will sail with no external assistance.
    fair winds to all of you
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    nevermind I got it figured out!

    lastcall276

    --- Last Edited by guest at 2018-03-11 20:56:51 ---
  • Cape town to Lisboa
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    Hello there.
    Since i have to choose what ocean race im going to participate in, i wonder...will the Cape to Lisboa leg have all sorts of different marks we have to pass like on the Auckland to cape leg?

    thxs, Dikke

    --- Last Edited by guest at 2017-03-30 05:57:08 ---
  • Re: Sol'd cape to rio
    Board » General Discussion
    gone


    --- Last Edited by guest at 2017-12-23 12:59:55 ---
  • Re: “Clause 4” and ISAF rule #69.
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Rules and Decisions
    What, dear SRC, is wrong with a more or less intelligent steering-bot.

    Is it that despicable if I would program my autopilot with

    while twa>42 steer cc ### else steer twa 42

    Or something like
    if time later than 13:40 go online
    while not on lattitude ### stay online
    else steer 270 cc
    go off line

    I would use only data from my own instruments and react only on the changing conditions local to my boat.


    If (you do not want any skipper can use data from another boat) then (make data only available to a logged-in-boat from that very same boat only)

    Lacsareno from <guest> on her way to Rio.
  • guest????????????????
    Board » General Discussion
    I logged in as guest to "RTWR 2016 - Leg 2 - Uruguay to New Zealand".

    Useless.... i tried to set course 270... after 1 second speed went from 13 knots to zero.

    Great welcome for newcomers you give.. not really quite an incentive to create an account!

    guests should be welcomed... not just tolerated!!!!
  • guests not welcome?
    Board » General Discussion
    Just logged in as guest.. is there anything you can do?
    21:15 may 10 2016
    Read an answer below...

    i can draw a line from somewhere to anywhere; can click on a steer and nothing happens.. saw names of ships.. no guest present.. obviously not logged in.. quite boring...


    --- Last Edited by guest at 2016-05-10 17:19:49 ---
  • Re: First 44.7 Polar
    Board » Technical Support
    something like this?


    --- Last Edited by guest at 2016-05-08 06:31:43 ---

    csv removed.

    --- Last Edited by guest at 2016-05-08 13:00:00 ---
  • Re: Comments are closed....... Hosannnah in the highest!?!?!?!
    Board » General Discussion
    "there are certainly many times more forums meant for political and other discussions."

    Indeed so. So why spout forth a false history of my country,Scotland, on a sailing site, and not allow that highly misleading impression to be corrected? I know you've got nothing in the brain but sailing and are largely uninterested in the wider world, but surely even the most obsessed sailor doesn't want to absorb fairy-tale information.....otherwise, in educated company he might appear to be an ill-informed, brainless dummkopf, unwittingly giving offence to Scots.

    "SOL is run with voluntary admins and resources to monitor spamming is limited."

    So my( or anyone else that feels the need)publishing a refutation of this erroneous, half-baked, ill thought-out commentary on Scottish affairs is going to result in a flood of spammers?
    Come on, the notion is utterly non-sensical.What is it about SOL that attracts so many spammers?
    I just don't believe this. This is nothing but an excuse for lazy writing, and the right to propagandise, unchallenged.
    If you can get Scotland so wrong, what else are you getting wrong?

    "since the commenting was disabled this is so far the only time someone has asked about it."

    So? Maybe the others are too frightened or too polite to object?
    I am neither.
    I hope I am not the only one that feels this way.
    Organisations where there is no dissent make me uneasy and have a creepy feel about them.

    "The fact that you have started this thread shows that visitors still have a way to express their opinions."

    A very fair point. I have raised this subject of the Disney approach to Scottish history and politics elsewhere and none of my writings on the subject have been censored or tampered with in any way.
    However, the same jokey goobledegook was churned out yet again, unaltered , this year, so my complaints have so far, not had any effect, hence my continuing objection, as any gentleman would expect, to the promulgation of this false history of my country....and the request for a front page refutation of this ongoing relentless anti- Scottish, English propaganda.

    "you volunteer to offer a solution for comments that doesn't danger the stability of the sailing engine,"

    I have two solutions.
    1) Stick to sailing and don't get involved in politics and commenting on local cultures.
    2) Continue to entertain your sailing clientele by providing some background information for races.....but allow correction of any irritating,inaccurate,false information. That might be of interest to those who take part in SOL that are NOT solely wrapped up in winning races, but have other reasons,as I do, such as archaeology, history, navigation, meteorology, geodesy and metrology.

    No.1) might be the best choice especially for SOL with its limited resources...and especially so for Scotland.
    I get English propaganda flung at me day and night. I don't want to read any more of that drivel on SOL.

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2018 40' Series Championship Race 12 – Lets Get out of this Country 2
Ok folks – Welcome to the 12th and final race in this amazing 40' series.
For this race, SRC have chosen "Let's get out of this country Leg 2" from 2011.
And this second leg of SOLer JuJu's Dufour 40 cruise from England to Spain, goes from Aber Wrach in Brittany in France to Coruna in Spain (351nm) and via Gijon, where Zeno made a stopover.
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40' Series 2018 – Race Conditions (updated)

Race # 1201
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ALT. CLIENT:Classic
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SOL’s SRC (Sailonline Race Committee) has taken us to some unusual places in the past, and San Lorenzo Island off Lima’s Callao peninsula is definitely another one. Housing a naval base and a penal institution, no vessel is allowed within 300m of its shores. Also, with no sources of potable water, it is a matter of debate whether it is an island at all, and not just a large rock. So, whatever you do, don’t be tempted to BBQ; you’ll be arrested and go thirsty! Thirteen potentially unlucky miles in Farr 30s; have fun!!
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WX Updates:
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INFO by brainaid.de
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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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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!
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Race #1154
INFO by brainaid.de
Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
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ALT. CLIENT:Classic
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