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  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    After a month going nowhere too fast in the GGR, Tamalone was moved to compose...

    This is the race that never ends,
    It just goes on and on, my friends.
    Some started sailing it not knowing what it was, And they'll continue sailing it, forever just because....
    This is the race that never ends.
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  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    I DECLARE I will sail SOTP/NOA (No Outside Assistance). I will not:
    use routers (of any make or type),
    use spreadsheets or even calculators,
    use other external aids made avaIlable to our community by SOLers such as BrainAid, AGage, Kipper1258 and kroppyer.
    I may use:
    a sliderule, a straight edge and prints of the SOL polar diagram (but probably not).
    THIS WILL BE A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR ME, BUT I DO NOT EQUATE IT TO SWITCHING ON MY BRAIN.
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  • Re: CARIB RUM RUN 2017
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    This yaar, be Ik:
    Piet Heyn
    Z'n naam be klein
    His dread be groot!

    arrrrrrgh a privateer... ye be a-challengin' us, eh Mijnheer Heyn?

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2017-09-10 19:00:52 ---
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  • Re: Round the World where it is wide
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    IV still missing
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  • Re: Round the World where it is wide
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Nope, that was Leg-VI.
    Again...
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  • Re: Round the World where it is wide
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    OK, so that was Leg-I x3 times.
    Here then the rest and Leg-I again, maybe.
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  • Round the World where it is wide
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    SRC probably has enough race proposals to last a lifetime, but, if we agree that long distance ocean races are the lifeblood of SOL, then perhaps we could do with some more variety in this category.

    I am no fan of Google Earth as a route-creating tool, but, when I came across GEPath1_4_6.exe to make life easier, it motivated me enough to want to convert my ideas into .kml files.

    There are a number of them. I'll deal with the first one now.

    For a long time, I have felt that these races down the Atlantic, around that southern island and back up are badly described as "round-the-world". Round Antarctic seems more accurate with a leg to get there and another to get home again (if you're French).

    A proper round-the-world race surely should attempt to circumnavigate the globe there where it is wide, so either a round hugging equatorial latitudes, or a spin hugging one or other meridian from North to South and another back from South to North, or the other way around.

    The stumbling block of course is that made-up races are not 'real' races, but doess that really matter?

    Also I am conscious of a certain distaste for in-course marks among sections of our ocean racing community, so my first proposal, a race in six legs chasing the setting sun, has none. This results in some finish lines benig far from square to the line of approach from final coastal obstacles, but with legs of on average around 3500nm that hardly matters, and, a plus point, it makes life easy for the course planner as well.

    Here then I give you the ESRW, the Equatorial SOL Round-The-World Race.

    ESRW-I - Haifa to Sao Vicente - 3400nm
    ESRW-II - Sao Vicente to Colon - 3200nm
    ESRW-III - Panama to Honolulu - 4600nm
    ESRW-IV - Honolulu to Port Noumea - 3350nm
    ESRW-V - Port Noumea to Singapore - 3950nm
    ESRW-VI - Singapore to Kuwait - 3600nm

    Some highlights.
    The race starts off the coast that is home to the world's first monotheistic religion and finishes off a coast where the world's most recent monotheistic religion is the dominant faith.
    I considered Port Said at the entrance to the Suez Canal as the final destination, but felt that we would have more fun sailing up the Persain Gulf than dito up the Red Sea. As a result, the circumnavigation is slightly less complete.
    The furthest South of the equator our course takes us Port Noumea on New Caledonia.
    The furthest North is Haifa, our departure point.
    Three of our ports of call lie within 10 degrees either side of the Equator.
    Colon and Panama, either side of the Canal (we will not sail the canal), and Singapore.

    Pick a fast boat. I suspect the wind will be all over the place, so a Mono 90 or a Maxi 100 perhaps, for both up- and downwind performance.

    bonk(ers)

    PS this file attaching is confusing me, so this may go awry for now.
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  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    still missing Mouthansar, these few lines reflect the frustration and ennui of SOTO sailing against Kes and Class 4os

    Off away ‘s gone Dingo
    Just abandoning his SOTO
    Teasing psail and Bonko
    To gear change out of GO SLOW
    Eheheh and ho, ho, ho.
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  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    SRC and OPS and other SOL VIPs had a long thread recently about the use of NAM forecast in certain races. It generated a few moments of whimsy. Here goes...

    use NAM whenever you can,
    since if you do not,
    you may help a bot.
    moreover I feel,
    we should keep it real,
    as much as we can,
    so hence make it NAM,
    whenever you can...
    refrain.
    Dr Bonk n Suess

    NAM wham thank you Jan
    Res better reality
    For in SOL we can
    Haiku by Tyger San
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  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    Off the west coast of Sardinia, we got talking about the new pressie of the free world, and the Java King dubbed this new main man DJT, which reminded me of that great modern poet of the modern era, Hennery Gibson, oft seen in the 70s on TV's Rowan & Martin Laugh-In, and a short poem that Hennery penned called 'DDT'. So here, for posterity as always, is 'DJT'


    Inside of me there's DDT
    It’s been there ever since the Seventies
    So, if you could see inside of me
    Then you ’d see DDT
    Still bothers me, that DDT
    Is it perhaps like DJT?
    Making a pesticide o’me?
    A sexual one maybe?
    (Which is all right, I guess,
    if you don’t like humbugs...)
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Raja Muda Selangor International 2018
SOL is delighted to have been honoured with an invitation to race 2018’s Raja Muda International (RMSIR) "in company" with the IRL fleet. The complete RMSIR is a full-on race week, featuring three overnight passage races and 3 days of inshore racing in Penang and Langkawi, all organised by the Royal Selangor Yacht Club in association with the RORC. Our SOL race takes our fleet of nippy Platu 25s on the first overnight leg, some 75nm from Port Klang to Pangkor. Race #1196
INFOby brainaid.de
Platu 25 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Nov 17th 12:00 Registration Open!
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2018 40' Series Championship Race 11 – Stockholm to St Petersburg
The time for our second-last 40' race has come up
Welcome to Stockholm - are you ready to race to St Petersburg? Our 431nm course from Sweden to Russia includes a couple of slight detours past Saaremaa and Hoglandet but if you keep a good lookout and avoid stealthy submarines, you should soon be docking your 40 footer at the home of the world renowned Hermitage Museum!
The Race Conditions contains NOR, particulars, polars and a list of used boats, and will be updated for each race in 2018, so please read it to avoid disqualification.

40' Series 2018 – Race Conditions (updated)

Race # 1198
INFOfrom brainaid.de
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
2018 40CH - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE:Wednesday, 14. November at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: Nov 09th 15:00 Registration Closed
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Aland Sea TR 2018
Norrtalje Segelsallskap, 70km NE of Stockholm was founded in 1920, and time was when the society’s season opened with a challenging offshore race from the club line off Flaten island at the mouth of the long and narrow Norrtaljeviken, out onto a triangular course around the Aland Sea, to finish at Simpnas slightly to the north on Bjorko island - some 70nm in total. A fine race that SOL, being from these parts, ran annually up until 2013. Not a moment too late then - five years have passed and autumn is upon us - for a further re-enactment, this time in the form a TIMED RUN in spanking new Club Swan 50s.
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run.
Race #1185
INFO by brainaid.de
Club Swan 50 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING:
TRCH-SUPSOL-TRQ4-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
RACE CLOSE: Friday,
30 November at 2300utc
Race starts: Nov 09th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Gray Whale Migration Autumn 2018
It is autumn in the N Hemisphere and gray whales are beginning their annual southerly migration, from their feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the warm waters off the Mexican coastline. There have always been natural challenges on this journey, with younger whales falling prey to orcas, but, sadly, mankind's pollution of our planet's oceans, especially in the form of plastic waste, has heightened the risks. Racing our superyacht this time, spare a moment's thought for how we can protect and conserve oceans and marinelife.
Race #1194
PRIZE: SMPF
INFO from brainaid.de
Falkun Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
OCQ4 - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Nov 02nd 19:00 Registration Open!
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Golden Globe Race 2018 - Leg 2 Storm Bay to Les-Sables d'Olonne
Welcome to Leg 2 of Sailonline's virtual version of the 2018 Golden Globe Race. After a brief respite in Storm Bay, Tasmania, of a minimum of 90 minutes after arrival, we are now racing across the Pacific, round Cape Horn and home to Les-Sables d'Olonne.
DO NOT START TOO EARLY
If you raced Leg 1 then you MUST wait 90 minutes before starting this leg. The penalty for starting Leg 2 before finishing Leg 1 is NO RANKING. The penalty for starting Leg 2 within 90 minutes of finishing Leg 1 is 5x the time you started too early.
Race #1181
INFO by brainaid.de
Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: GGR
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Sep 15th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Golden Globe Race - Leg 1 to Storm Bay
Welcome, all, to the 2018 Golden Globe Race and Sailonline’s virtual version of this iconic 50th anniversary rerun of 1968’s first ever non-stop single-handed round-the-world race in yachts and with technology in keeping with that historic time.
To reflect the challenge being undertaken by the real racers, as announced previously, SOL invites all who feel so inclined to add their boat name to the post in FORUM declaring you will race by the proverbial "Seat Of The Pants" (SOTP) with no outside assistance from routing software or other external aids, BEFORE THE STARTING GUN IS FIRED.
To simulate the real race which features a 90 minute minimum stopover in Storm Bay, SOL’s online version has been divided into two legs. This first leg then is from Les Sables-d’Olonne to Storm Bay. When the leaders approach Storm Bay, Leg 2 from thence back to Les Sables via Cape Horn, will open. YOU MAY NOT START LEG 2 UNTIL AT LEAST 90 MINUTES AFTER FINISHING LEG 1. The penalty for starting Leg 2 before finishing Leg 1 is NO RANKING. The penalty for starting Leg 2 within 90 minutes of finishing Leg 1 is 5x the time you started too early.
DO NOT START TOO EARLY!
Fair winds and good luck!!
Race #1154
INFO by brainaid.de
Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: GGR
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Jul 01st 10:00 Registration Closed
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