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  • Re: Sailonline and VPNs
    Board » Technical Support
    uhm..no. A VPN tunnel should just change your 'first' step into the great wide open internets. Is it a commercial service, or did you make your own?


    --- Last Edited by dikkehenk at 2017-07-11 09:14:13 ---
  • Re: Cape town to Lisboa
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    ha, great! Txs Bim!
  • Re: “Clause 4” and ISAF rule #69.
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Rules and Decisions
    The "Winners" get bored and drop out---and the "Losers" get dissatisfied with losing all the time, and also drop out.
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    Thats my point. You can adjust some current settings and rules, but you might win the battle, but lose the war.
  • Re: RTWR 2016 - Leg 3 - Auckland to Cape Town
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    My 2 cents here.. the interesting part of ocean racing is the ocean.
    You have to go from harbour to harbour, how you do it is all up to you. That is already difficult enough. Putting a Chicane in the middle does not make the fleet more competitive me think. It eliminates the chance ( Christmas to Christmas race anyone? ) to choose different routes and strategies on the long term.

    Best, Dikke.



    --- Last Edited by dikkehenk at 2017-01-27 17:15:12 ---
  • Re: “Clause 4” and ISAF rule #69.
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Rules and Decisions
    Viva Robberto and all,

    Good afternoon.

    The issue here, and to my mind, isn’t the routing software SOLers can use and/or de facto use.
    Each one of us is more accustomed by a lot of good reasons to a particular piece of software for routing.

    I strongly think that a SOL sim “glued” to a particular routing software isn’t a brilliant idea at all. By the contrary.

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    I disagree. The SOL sim is designed that all boats are equal.
    So, the fact that you can use all sorts of different routers to calculate your course makes it more a who-understand-and is using-the-best-router sport. Not to mention those that don't have a clue about routing and such, have a disadvantage.

    I would not call that fair at all. Therefore my suggestion to make that also equal for all.

    Also, the fact that SOL is losing active players is something rather relevant. Ignoring that part in this whole discussion will not solve that part.

    Your argument about the AIS data is also valid, but on the other hand, if you disable AIS ( since it is not that difficult for those who know to extract the AIS data and make your own hmm's datasheet) you also leave some connection to reality.


    My point is, why not make it even more real, so this whole one-man-band-sailing is doable, fun to play, and keeps your social life at a normal level.
    That might attract new players.

    Best, Dikke.
  • Re: RTWR 2016 - Leg 3 - Auckland to Cape Town
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    Can i suggest to remove the points in the middle, and make the wx area wider?

    this is ocean racing..

    Best, dikke.
  • Re: “Clause 4” and ISAF rule #69.
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Rules and Decisions
    oh, and by the way... about changing SOL.... flash is hard on it's way out.
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2465543/mozilla-firefox-is-latest-browser-to-kill-off-adobe-flash-support

    so, my suggestion is still to tackle all this before it is to late.
  • Re: “Clause 4” and ISAF rule #69.
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Rules and Decisions
    but eventually, it is the way to go.
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    Hi there... i read '' this is the way to go"
    I joined SOL in 2012, and back then the car race had about 700 players. As in Today, the big ocean races have about 250 active players.
    If i look at the current ranking, only 150 members where active this year.

    About the whole BWR and QT usage. I think i helped more than 50 SOLers with their routing setup. Since, you need to have some basic knowledge about TCP/IP and stuff, windows basics, java versions, blablabla.
    Some even use fancy stuff like expedition, MAXsea, Adrena, Turbowin, dKart navigator, Navi Sailor etc. All allowed.
    Now, If one does not understand that part, they also have a disadvantage.


    Also, i do read frequently that people prefer their sleep, family life, do not want to spend 18 hours behind the pc, wake up at 03:00 o clock to check your PC.

    My point here is that according to me, this is not the way to go at all unless you want to end up with 50 or less players.
    Instead of holding on whats been proven successful at the start, but slowly losing it's key element, the players, i think it might be useful to start thinking different.

    When i joined Sol, Sol had it's own router you could download, but was very wonky and slowly died.
    So, i think you should , as SOL, supply 1 router. So all users have the same router.
    Simple example would be :QT has 2 modes..a real boat, and a game boat for the VLM game. How about a game mode for SOL for example?
    It can also be some other software, whatever works.

    And then you can discuss what type of ''automation'' users want, and might increase the amount of players, and make the game more fun to play?

    my 2 cents, best, DIKKE.

    --- Last Edited by dikkehenk at 2017-01-22 09:46:02 ---

    --- Last Edited by dikkehenk at 2017-01-22 09:46:41 ---
  • Re: Name the boat...
    Board » General Discussion
    Mighty DIKKE, BraveBetty, BLAMMO, BettyFord, Furrycup, Shredder, Gompy, Airmobile, DingDong, Emmertje, Eatme.

    Thats it for now.
  • Re: WINSTON_4 RETIRES FROM COMPETITIVE SOL RACING
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Pierrrrooo! hahahaha, so i was right in the chat , you are doing a Franci ! ! :)))
    that why i only do long ocean races and skip the rest..and i only look at ranking for the race itself :) So, i do hope to see you on those races, since there you can miss a wx without to much loss.

    --- Last Edited by dikkehenk at 2017-01-14 20:49:30 ---

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