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Name Dingo
Email Address johnhockings@outlook.com
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  • 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.
  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    A keen young SOLer named Mouth,
    Had entered a race way down south.
    But by five in the morning,
    He could see he was yawning,
    So he took a long nap on the couch.
  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    Trying making a poem with Mouthansar,
    His name uses up a whole stanza,
    But down in the south, where he's shortened to Mouth,
    He's more well known than Mario Lanza.
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Cheers, understood! :)
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Solved on my computers too.

    I have a request. I really like the feature where the loaded grib is displayed on the QtVlm window header. It's a great easy check to make sure you are routing with the correct grib.

    I wonder if it is possible to also include up here the boat polar which is loaded? This would mean that is very easy to double check both current grib and polar before routing.

    Perhaps though the real estate in the header is too limited if a number of gribs are loaded at once?

    The reason I ask is because a number of us old-timers have been known to route with the wrong polar if we are sailing a couple of races at the same time. ;)

    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2017-12-15 00:31:41 ---
  • Re: Start times
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    I think Simemali has made some good points. :)
  • Re: Start times
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    Thanks Richard.
  • Start times
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    Hi, I am seeking your thoughts on start times. Whilst I understand that some start times are set by a buddy-up, and perhaps logistically with the Timed Races, I am wondering why some other races start some 30 minutes before a WX update (eg The Valetta race).

    Given that we have SOLers spread across many many time zones, this practice almost certainly ensures quite a few SOLers need to not only get up at two or three in the morning, but further, have to stay awake for another half an hour and re-do all their DCs to cope with the new WX.

    If however the race started 30 minutes after the WX, the problem would disappear. Maybe there is some other reason for races to start 30 minutes before a WX and I have missed it.

    cheers
    Dingo
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    5.6-1 loaded, let's see how she goes.

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The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 - Race 1
Welcome to the first of two races of The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta - a run of 147nm from Liverpool, around the Isle of Man to finish offshore Dublin. A pleasant outing for our elegant Clipper ships.
NOTE:Starts and Finishes in Tall Ships racing are offshore to avoid conflict with shipping and shipping lanes.
Race #1143
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Aegean Rally 2018
"The International Aegean Sailing Rally is a regatta with a long history, organized every year by the HORC (Hellenic Offshore Racing Club). It is the oldest and most splendid sailing event in Greece and is characterized as a marine Marathon", thus write its organisers, The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club, and in 2015 SOL followed the IRL yachts round for all four legs. Marathon, however, lies too far off the beaten track, so, we, at SOL, much encouraged by the great success of our ouzo-fuelled sprint of January this year, have decided to use another of the 2015 legs for sprinting. This one starts in Athens, then rounds Agios Dimitrios Kythnos for Piperi, to finish at the Temple of Poseidon on the tip of the Attica peninsula.
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GB90 Particulars
WX Updates:
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Ranking:
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ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: May 26th 16:00 Registration Open!
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SWR 17/18 Leg 9 - Newport to Cardiff
We are back in the northern hemisphere!
After a good rest in Newport it's time to head for Europe, more specifically Cardiff in Wales
"A smooth trip" you might think, but The Atlantic Ocean can offer many surprises. One of them could be The Azores High, which in the late spring can drift north and block your route to Cardiff.
Consider yourself warned.
Race #1146
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OD65v3 Particulars
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: 2017SWR-2018OCCH-2018SUPSOL-2018OCQ2-SYC
PRIZE: SMPF
SOL Classic Client
Race starts: May 20th 18:00 Registration Open!
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Van Isle 360 2018
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 TP 52 will love.
Race #1147
INFO by brainaid.de
TP 52 Particulars
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: May 17th 16:00 Registration Open!
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Tristan TIMED Race 2018
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Race #1130
INFO by brainaid.de
Farr 38 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
TRCH-SUPSOL-TRQ2-SYC
ALT CLIENT: Classic RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
27 May at 2300utc
Race starts: May 06th 12:00 Registration Open!
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