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Name Dingo
Email Address johnhockings@outlook.com
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  • 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 :)
  • Interesting videos on the Beru to Bora Bora race
    Board » General Discussion
    This is a great doco about these early Pacific voyages. When I was on Kiribati in the early seventies, I helped a bit with the construction of the float (ama) for this voyaging canoe, and went for a sail on her.

    The video is here. It is great viewing for anyone doing this race.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kmrO9ct8qw

    The first two parts of the video are here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6YPFYtIOww
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xme7iuWhh58

    The floats for the canoes used to be salvaged large logs which had drifted down from Canada or the NW of the States..light softwoods. Because the Brits banned voyaging in 1910 or so, they didn't have any logs.

    Hence, the first float was of hardwood and proved to have too little buoyancy and too much weight. They subsequently built a plywood one which you see in most of the video.

    This in turn proved too buoyant, so we had to strengthen the platform joining the float to the canoe. That was the stage I was involved in, in a small way. But it was great fun to be involved, and even more fun to sail on her.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    I'll be sailing SOTP for this series, and will abide by those rules.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    In the initial notes for this race, SOTP was described as: "Seat Of The Pants (SOTP) with no outside assistance from routing software or other external aids, relying solely on the SOL predictor line and dead reckoning for navigation." However, some here have mentioned they will sail SOTP but also use WX Inspector for example.

    Is there a race note or similar which clearly states what may be used if one sails SOTP for this race? cheers.
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Question for someone who might know the answer. Say you save a route in QT from a previous WX and routing, and then load an updated WX and do a new routing.

    You can then play the new grib forward and check the progress of the boat along both the new route and the old one, and compare progress.

    My question is, is the progress of the boat along the old saved route correct and adapted to the new grib, or is it just misleading and not adapted to the new grib?

    cheers
    Dingo
  • Re: Sol/Brainaid/Expedition
    Board » Technical Support
    Try always using 127.0.0.1 in Expedition no matter what the brainaid proxy gives you. And port 5010, yes.

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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
INFO from brainaid.de
Elan 410 Particulars
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RANKING: SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Jan 27th 11:00 Registration will open soon
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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 starts: Jan 25th 18:00 Registration will open soon
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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 starts: Jan 19th 16:00 Registration Open!
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South Sandwich Islands TIMED Race 2020
No time to stop off for a quick snack as we hit a truly fire and ice trail round volcanoes and a stationary iceberg in this 93nm TIMEDrace. We sail in our VO70_4's on a course provided by NZL_Scotsman.
RE-REGISTER HEREto race again after finishing a run.
Race #1318
INFOby brainaid.de
VO70_v4 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
TRQ1-TRCH-SUPSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
REGISTRATION CLOSE: Sunday, 26. January at 22:00 UTC
RACE CLOSE: Sunday, 26. January at 23:00 UTC.
Race starts: Jan 13th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Abu Dhabi to Dondra 2020
Almost exactly five years ago, SOL, shadowing a real live ocean race, set a mighty fleet of honed and updated OD65s off on a gruelling voyage from Abu Dhabi to Sanya on the southern tip of China's Hainan Island. A month later, the race closed with half the fleet still out at sea. This year, this January, we re-enact this race, but are putting in a stop halfway, after about 2000nm, at Sri Lanka's Dondra, with the second leg scheduled to start a month later; both to count towards 2020's OCCH series. Fair winds!
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1308
INFOby brainaid.de
OD65v3 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
OCCH – OCQ1 - SUPSOL - SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
January 26 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jan 06th 17:00 Registration Closed
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