Facebook

Login

Support Sailonline

If you haven't already - join the SAILONLINE YACHT CLUB!

Please also consider making a donation - all amounts are greatly appreciated!

Profile for Dingo



Name Dingo
Email Address johnhockings@outlook.com
AvatarUsers avatar
Posts84
  • Re: SRC Candidate Advertisement
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    I'm happy to try to assist.
    cheers,
    Dingo

    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2020-03-05 08:56:52 ---
  • Ocean Race starts
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Rules and Decisions
    Hi SRC. Just a comment on the ocean race starts. Some time ago there was a ruling on SRC designed ocean races that: 'The start will be placed in such a way as to enable a clear and uncomplicated start to the race.'

    I'm writing in reference to the upcoming Lisbon Capetown race, though my comments could also be applied to a number of other recent races. Most races start somewhere between 17:00 and 19:00 (unless tied to real race times) which for many of us around the world (N and S hemispheres) is the middle of the night.

    Regardless of start time, people somewhere around the world will not be able to check the WX before the race start. This I assume is the reason behind the ruling about 'clear and uncomplicated' race starts.

    The Lisbon race course positions the start some 5nm up a narrow harbour entrance only 0.6 nm wide. This will be virtually impossible to navigate in a fast catamaran, especially if into a head wind, by DCs off an outdated WX.

    For the sake of 5nms in a 5000nm race, it would make a huge difference to many SOLers if it had been moved just 5nm down the channel.
    No doubt too late for change now, but to encourage participation in these races it would help if these ocean races started according to the racing criteria.

    cheers
    Dingo

    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2020-03-05 03:20:28 ---

    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2020-03-05 03:28:11 ---
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Jim - Download the AGL manual here: https://1drv.ms/f/...

    It tells you how to :-)

    edited to fix link (again)

    --- Last Edited by kroppyer-admin at 2020-03-06 16:15:56 ---
    This is a link to somewhere that maybe shouldn't be public.

    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2020-03-05 02:19:34 ---

    fixed the link

    --- Last Edited by kroppyer-admin at 2020-03-06 16:18:49 ---
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Thanks ij!
  • ipads, SOL and QtVlm
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi there, since ij's work on the new client I can now run both SOL and QtVlm on my iPad, but there are still a few issues to solve, particularly integrating the two so that boat positions on SOL can be picked up in QtVlm and a routing made.

    Are there any other iPad users interested in sorting this out with me? I can be mailed at johnhockings@outlook.com which would be easier than communicating here.
    Cheers
    Dingo
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi there. Trying to do the whole routing thing only on an ipad. I'm almost there but it's so long since I've done this I've forgotten one thing. Can someone fill me in please...is Andrew's (kipper's) programme the only place to source the race marks file (gpx file)? Thanks.
  • Re: RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » General Discussion
    I am here looking out at the moonlight on the water and thinking of so many hours SOLing with psail and email chatting with Joao. He has left us and now something is forever lost. Fair winds my friend.
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi Andrew, unless I'm not following your instructions correctly, that doesn't seem to happen to me.
  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    The Rustler
    She's a conservative boat,
    and she'll stay afloat,
    through storms and high seas,
    with the wind in the trees.
    She'll guide an ol' fart,
    eyes on the chart,
    with a nose for the hustle
    and the wind up her bustle.

    Dingo
  • Re: Interesting videos on the Beru to Bora Bora race
    Board » General Discussion
    Glad they're useful :)

Races

Next Race: 00d 00h 00m


Current Races:

A to A Easter Offshore Race 2020
Welcome all to SOL's fourth race in this year's twelve race SYC Championship, and to another prestigious buddy-up with RHKYC for their A to A Easter Offshore Race 2020 which is a replacement for the deferred 2020 Rolex China Sea Race. This 400nm race will take boats from Hong Kong to Pratas Reef, Pedro Blanco before finishing back in Hong Kong waters.
Race #1332
INFOby brainaid.de
J130 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
SYCCH - SYCQ2 - SUPSOL - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Apr 10th 03:30 Registration Open!
New HTML5 Client GO TO RACE

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race 2020


The Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race has been an annual event since 1949 and has become Australia’s #2 classic – 2020 marks its 72nd anniversary but due to COVID19 it will be a virtual classic only this year.
Race #1339
INFO by brainaid.de
Super Maxi 100 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
All Times in UTC
Race starts: Apr 10th 01:00 Registration will open soon
New HTML5 Client GO TO RACE

Hook Island TIMED Race 2020
Welcome to Australia and the first race of Sailonline's 2020/Q2 TIMED Race Championship. We'll be racing Farr 38s some 64nm between the islands of Hook and St Bees.
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run.
Race #1331
INFO from brainaid.de
Farr 38 Particulars
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: TRCH – TRQ2 – SUPSOL - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: 19 April at 2300utc
Race starts: Apr 06th 12:00 Registration Open!
New HTML5 Client GO TO RACE

Captain Bartholomew Gosnold Memorial Race 2020


Welcome to the second of three races arranged between Sailonline and SailNewport. This time we are heading out of Newport in a race around Nantucket Island in TP52s to celebrate the life of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold who, among many other things in his short life, "named Cape Cod for the teeming fish he encountered there, and Martha’s Vineyard for his daughter."
Race #1347
INFOby brainaid.de
TP52 Particulars
WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: None
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Apr 04th 21:00 Registration Open!
New HTML5 Client GO TO RACE

Oahu East Coast RTI Sprint
Come with us to the "Windward Side" of "The Gathering Place", O'ahu, thus named by ancient Polynesian seafarer Hawaiʻiloa in honour of his daughter, probably left behind on some distant western shore, there to find a short course of 23nm in length leaving a number of rocky volcanic crags and islands to port and starboard, and a fleet of well-preserved Frers 33 to race each other in.
Race #1334
INFO by brainaid.de
Frers 33 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
SPRCH – SRQ2 - SUPSOL - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday,
April 8 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Apr 04th 16:00 Registration Open!
New HTML5 Client GO TO RACE

Van Isle 360 2020
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 seldom sailed and elegant Dufour 40 will love.
Race #1336
INFO by brainaid.de
Dufour 40 Particulars
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Apr 01st 17:00 Registration Open!
New HTML5 Client GO TO RACE

A3 2020- Leg 3 - Hobart to Sydney
SOL's continuing tribute to AGage is the A3 - Agage's Around Australia Series. This race is Leg 3 of a 9-race series. Not a race goes by without the name of AGage appearing somewhere in race chat. We continue our running of this tribute circumnavigation of Australia in his memory. Leg 3 is a 630nm race from Hobart to Sydney.
Race #1330
INFO by brainaid.de
First 47.7 Particulars
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: A3 - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE:Monday, 6. April at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: Mar 28th 19:00 Registration Closed
New HTML5 Client GO TO RACE

Go to race archive

SYC Ranking

  1. Sailonline Yacht Club Member bonknhoot
  2. Sailonline Yacht Club Member WRmirekd
  3. Sailonline Yacht Club Member rafa
  4. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Kipper1258
  5. Sailonline Yacht Club Member calmxy
  6. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Beliberda
  7. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Starship
  8. Sailonline Yacht Club Member batatabh
  9. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Bimmer
  10. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Go4iT

View full list

Series

Mobile Client

SYC members have the benefit of access to our mobile/lightweight web client!

The mobile client