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  • Re: ESRW - a proper RTW race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Yes indeed, definitely an option - Israel to Panama, Panama to Indonesia, Indonesia to Egypt or Iraq.
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  • Re: ESRW - a proper RTW race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    sol on this occasion was I, bonknhoot. I recommend this race to SRC.
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  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    Half way round Australia in the 2020 A3 the news came that the First 47.7 would be retired for the last five legs. A eulogy and some anticipation seemed appropriate.

    Farewell then, trusty Forty-seven, full-stop, 7
    Cruise-racer most capacious, like a Seven 47
    With opt'mum angles, simple, logical and fair
    Back to the boathouse you shall go, don't ask, so there
    Some folk dislike your charms – they say "not Heaven".

    So, all is change the rest the way, through Torres
    And then cross Carpenter's Bay and west, oh horrors
    So next we steer apparently some Class of Forty
    A craft that cuts through blue as were it butter
    So don't forget to switch the polar in your router.
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  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    With poet laureate Mouthansar away, it was good to see some new and some returning SOLers stepping into the rhyming brine. bonknhoot also mused a verse or two.

    On leaving Newfoundland behind....

    Ne pas de probleme! Open the Vin!
    The dinner est pret, so I'm away.
    It's drier below, that's where I'll go.
    A bientot mon brave, have a laugh.

    Have you ensemble in your router?
    Oh Smoster, I wouldn't doubt ya.
    Seat of ze pants, my backside
    Some say, ah oui but only as a guide
    En garde, crunched numbers yet will drown you.

    Again, the wind has dialed down.
    Again, my polar makes me frown.
    Perhaps it is the isolation tipple.
    At eighty-two, I surely see a nipple.
    Suckle on then, mustn't drown.

    Somewhere mid-ocean....

    And on and on us SOLers race
    Chatting 'bout this and tha'
    Today the theme is trace
    Which disappears, comme ci comme ca

    And on approaching La Manche....

    Hoping to finish by the morn, our fleet
    All in a bunch, a routed herd
    We trim and steer trying to beat
    Our virtual leader, kRemWird.
    (as Kenza might have rhymed)
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  • RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » General Discussion

    Words rarely fail me, but today I am lost. A whatsapp from my Sailonline buddy Joao Malafaia came in towards the end of the morning. Strangely, it was in Portuguese. It looked like it might be an invitation to a festive occasion in Lisboa or something. Perhaps my name had ended up on the mailing list. I wasn't going to be able to make that, but I thought I better run the message through Google Translate. There was a word that was bothering me: 'falecimento'. Had Joao gone broke? As I typed in the words and Google translated, horror gripped my heart. Joao, SOL navigator of psail, had died. The message was from his son, Miguel. There was a phone number and so I called Miguel.
    Joao had suffered a heart attack. Miguel and Joao's father, who were there when it happened, were not able to help or get help in time. Out of the blue, blackest swan! Joao will never sail online or on the sea again. My great friend, who changed his password to 'Big Hug' (Grande Abraço), his standard email sign-off, so that it was easiest for me to remember it, if I was going to do a spell of boat-sitting for him. Joao, who I first met sailing on VR with sailonline.org boldly written along the side of his hull! Joao, SOL's greatest source of new and exciting polars, and creator of the ever so challenging 40ft Series. But also Joao, the precision geotechnical engineer, proprietor of Pertis Engenheiros Consultores Lda, and Joao, who sailed with me across the seas of the Mediterranean, and above all gentle, generous, adventurous, and sometimes grumpy, stubborn Joao. Fair winds, Joao. I am quietly heartbroken, and all of SOL will miss you.
    Jan van der Puil / bonknhoot


    --- Last Edited by Jan van der Puil at 2019-04-08 21:11:32 ---
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  • Gribs
    Board » Technical Discussion
    When the Sardinia Cup opened yesterday, some racers noted that the wrf gribs outside the racing area and out to the weather system looked odd, and they do, and they always have done. As we do not sail there and the software that modulates the synoptic forecasts to generate local so-called 'meso' effects has to do a lot of 'crunching', the wrf gribs that are fed into SOL only cover the racing area. The rest of the weather that you see on SOL or that you download from SOL via brainaid or AGL is generated by the SOL bilinear interpolator. Since between the race area boundary and the weather boundary there is only one piece of data available for interpolation, that being the data at the race area boundary, the result of this interpolation is constant wind out to the weather system boundary and this looks odd especially if the weather system boundary is a long way 'out'. Those of you mathematically-minded may well wonder why does the weather not reduce linearly to 0 at the edge, then. Well, because that's not how the algorithm is written.
    Some of you may also wonder why we show weather out beyond the race area at all. The reason for that is that the predictor line(s) pointing out from your bow will go haywire if it/they run(s) out of wind in less than six hours ahead. So we have to have wind six hours ahead at your boat's Vmax at right angles out from the boundary.
    As said, it has always been thus, from the very first time we used wrf for the Boston to Newport and then for such iconic SOL perennials like Pacific North West and The Vineyard and all our Sprints including those in 60kn DN's requiring gribs extending across vast areas of frozen forests, prairies, tundras and the like.
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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).
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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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Migaloo Migration 2020
For many years, SOL has followed the migrations of the Pacific gray whale along the western coast of North America from its northern feeding grounds to its southern breeding grounds off Mexico. Down under in the far opposite corner of the Pacific, Migaloo, the white fella, and his humpback whale kin, exhibit exactly the same (or diametrically opposite) migratory habits between feeding grounds in Antarctic waters and breeding grounds off the coast of Queensland, Australia. We followed Migaloo's springtime track north for the first time in 2019 and this year we repeat the experience, now in 60ft Trimarans. Only 3200 nm. If a whale can do it, so can you!
Race #1344
INFOby brainaid.de
60ft Trimaran Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Race starts: Jun 05th 17:00 Registration will open soon

A3 2020 Leg 6 - Airlie Beach to Cairns
SOL's gift to AGage's memory is the A3 - Agage's Around Australia Series. This race is Leg 6 of the series - a 295nm sprint in Seacart 30 Trimarans from Airlie Beach, inside the Great Barrier Reef up to Cairns.
Race #1353
INFO by brainaid.de
Seacart 30 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: A3 - SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Jun 01st 18:00 Registration Open!

SoCal 300 2020

The SoCal 300, raced in the waters of California on the US West Coast is usually one of San Diego Yacht Club's most challenging races meaning that we have our work cut out for us to be competitive in our Santa Cruz 52s. This year, due to #COVID19 the real race won't be running which means that some of the real competition may well find their way to race against us in virtuality!
Race #1349
INFO by brainaid.de
Santa Cruz 52 Particulars
NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: SYC
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday, 3 June at 2300utc
Race starts: May 28th 19:00 Registration Closed

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