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Name Alexandre
Email Address alexandre.lotsemann@gmail.com
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  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Hi, I am in for SOTP in this series.
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  • Re: <b> Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 possible?<b>
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race Calendar
    uhmm..i know this is the Lada Ocean race, but why does the first warm up track has these strange marks.. I mean, this will be ocean racing?

    best, Dikke
    I join Dikke on this questioning.

    Could the SRC bring to light the reasons for such a choice?

    Was the weather forecast considered in the decision-making process, as it was in the Silverrudder, for example? If so, how?

    Were there other course options available?

    For the moment, this is about it.

    See you!

    Alexandre
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  • 20170426 Forum - Suggestion - "Search" feature
    Board » General Discussion
    Perhaps it's just me, but I miss a "search" tool in the Forum. IMHO, it would make it easier to find posts related to any given subject.

    What are your thoughts on this matter, please?

    Best regards,

    Alexandre
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  • Re: Sailonline Android Client Beta test
    Board » General Discussion
    During Jakob's race, I went aground in 'invisible' land. After some thought, the boat being battered against the rocks, I changed the "map tile radius" to 1 and the "Max map polylines" to 1500.

    It was a wild guess, but the coastline appeared again.

    I returned the "Max map polylines" to 500, and the coast vanished again.

    If my memory is not failing me, Smo also reported that the coastline was missing.

    From this experience, I suppose the default settings are not enough to ensure the HIRES map will be fully visible in the Android app, and that users should be aware that they have to adjust the map configurations to avoid the problem.

    Thanks for your patience and attention.

    Best regards,


    Alexandre

    PS.: I have the 0.53 version running on a Galaxy S7 with Android 7. The same issue was observed on a Moto Z with Android 7.

    --- Last Edited by Alexandre at 2017-04-26 18:23:34 ---
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  • Re: 20170402 AutoGribLoader "unable to create connection on port 5010"
    Board » Technical Support
    Issue finally fixed.
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  • Re: 20170402 AutoGribLoader "unable to create connection on port 5010"
    Board » Technical Support
    I have always had different port numbers for each race, and I had never had a problem...

    My observations suggest that the problem is not on QtVLM, for it can work using brainaid's software. It is the AGL, irrespective of the version, which has been unable to create the connection, and I haven't been able to figure out why...

    I am sending a sample of the feedback AGL gives to me.

    Thanks in advance!

    Alexandre
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  • 20170402 AutoGribLoader "unable to create connection on port 5010"
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi, everyone!

    During the last few days, I have had problems with Kipper's AutoGribLoader (AGL). It has been unable to create the TCP connection to communicate with QtVLM or Expedition.

    As a result of this issue, I have had to use Brainaid's proxy. This is fine if you are taking part in just one race, but it becomes a problem if there are multiple races to manage, as it will be the case now (M2O Prelude + A3 Leg 8 + RTWR Leg 4).

    My computer runs WIn 10, and I had never had such difficulties with the AGL until now.
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  • Re: “Clause 4” and ISAF rule #69.
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Rules and Decisions
    For information, Rule 69 deals with "bad behaviour". More: yachtingnz.org.nz/...

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  • Re: 2017 SRC Programme
    Board » General Discussion
    In general, it seems fair to wait for Piero's full reply.

    I just would like to add one little thing.

    As some of you already know, I came from the Virtual Regatta environment. There, the asymetry (of information, of starting times, of weather updates...) has been in favour of Europeans, and heavily in favour of French skippers.

    While I was there, I questioned that imbalance. The answer went along the lines of "most of VR's customers are from Europe".

    Granted, VR is an ordinary business, unlike SOL.
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  • Re: 2017 SRC Programme
    Board » General Discussion
    I quote the announcement posted in this Forum by the SRC, so that we do not need to go to the original post to remember what we are writing about.

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    2016-12-18 22:36:30 - 2017 SRC Programme

    SRC has finalised the Calendar for 2017Q1 and here are the changes that you will see.
    • The Management board has limited SRC to 100 races per annum and so that is 25 races per quarter.
    • The Sprints have gone regional in a Series of six races for the three regions (Americas, Europe/Africa, ANZ/Far East) so that sailors off the water during that region’s winter have a Series to occupy their indoor spell with a start time amenable to that region. There will be three regional rounds with six races in each round for a total of 18 races, thus each calendar quarter will contain four or five races.
    • The COGC championship is not being continued for 2017.
    • The 40’ Series championship is new and this is where you will have the option of choosing at registration which 40’ yacht design you will use for each race from the three designs on offer over a six race series in Q1 and Q2. In the Series you cannot use one design more than twice so you will have to use each design twice. Choose wisely as your choice for that race cannot be changed. As always – Read the Notice of Race on the SOL HOME page before entering and preview the polars, the course and the weather using the GUEST boat facility (see links in the NOR). Subject to feedback and enjoyment, this 40’ Series championship is planned to continue for a second Series into Q3 and Q4 with changes if found necessary and/or called for.
    • There has been some discussion over the most suitable time to start un-buddied races (Ocean, 40’ Series and Other Races). Just starting them at local times for their location did not seem to reflect our active membership so the Board has decided that, in the absence of a dictated or buddied start time, these races should start at a time amenable to Europe/Africa 65%, Americas 25% and ANZ/Far East 10%. This percentage allocation was drawn from the entry list for Xmas to Xmas 2016 (the Board had to use something and chose a very popular race). SRC has done its best to satisfy this decision.
    • Finally SRC is adding a new Clause 4 to the Sailonline Racing Rules (‘SRR’) to ensure that SOL remains a game where the yachts are controlled by the skippers and not by independent 3rd party software in the skipper’s absence.
    Hope that you like what we have done.
    Richard Hardcastle / Go4iT
    Chair - SRC

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BA-Rio 2020
Bemvindo/Bienvenidos to BA-Rio Race 2020, designed by SOL'er zero in 2013. This is a replica of a classic triennial race of 1,118nm between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, first run in 1947.
Race #1323
Infofrom brainaid.de
Riptide 50 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
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Up Helly Aa 2020
A-OI!!! The dark of winter is beginning to lift and across the Shetland Islands the light of fire festivals hastens the arrival of spring. The Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick is the biggest of them all and so, as is Sailonline's tradition, we shall be racing to Lerwick to (virtually) take part in the Up Helly Aa festivities there which take place this year on Tuesday, 28 January. SAILING NOTE: Gruney may be approached from any direction but must be passed for rounding purposes as indicated on the chart.
Race #1321
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Elan 410 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Jan 27th 11:00 Registration Open!
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Martinique Sprint 2020
One of the surprising things about France is that you find nice little departments of it everywhere; here, par example, in the Caribbean Sea's Windward Isles. Yes, Martinique is part of the European Union, and for a few Euro coin you can charter an F18 catamaran to explore the beaches along its eastern coast. There's an online race on here as well on Saturday, January 25; just 21.5nm from Île Cabrits to Le Robert. Why not join in?
Race #1313
INFO by brainaid.de
F18 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
SPRCH - SUPSOL - SRQ1 - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic

RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
February 2 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jan 25th 18:00 Registration Closed
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3CR - Caen Channel Craic 2020
This 975 NM course first run in 2011 mixes challenging coastal sailing through the Solent with a tricky triangular course across the Celtic Sea before finishing in Normandy.
You are provided with our excellent "Club Swan 50" to do it!
Race #1320
INFO from brainaid.de
Club Swan 50 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday,
January 29 at 23:00 UTC.
Race starts: Jan 19th 16:00 Registration Closed
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