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  • DC Checker Releases - 3.1.0 - Additional Feature
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I forgot to include this in the User Guide.

    If the first DC time falls inside the haulback period (one hour before the race start), the trace is modified to reflect the result in the real race. No changes are made to the actual DC’s. This works in the following way.
    A scan of the DC’s is made and the last DC before the race start is determined. Any DC’s earlier than that one are ignored ( the last DC to fire in the haulback period sets the boat’s course, the others are redundant). The time of that DC is adjusted to the race start time and the remaining DC’s are then computed. This prevents the drift in the trace caused by the boat having velocity, but not actually moving in the haul back period.

    A new copy of the user guide is now available.


    --- Last Edited by Kipper1258 at 2018-04-17 02:18:36 ---
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    I presume you are on windows 10. More applications or sub-processes of applications show this crash .....

    Not sure who posted this, be good to add who you are.

    Yes, I am on Windows 10, and a "bit of patience" is not the issue. I discovered this by accidentally clicking Start NMEA, not deliberately.

    The steps I detailed are to allow debugging - reproducible bugs are fixable.

    The way I would solve the problem is to disable the icon until it the process is complete so it is not possible to try and start/stop whilst it is starting. That should prevent the crash.

    It's still there in 5.8.0.



    --- Last Edited by Kipper1258 at 2018-04-16 09:59:54 ---
  • 40ft Polars for AGL 3.1.0
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I've included a copy of all the 40ft polars, both here and with the new release. These will need to reside in the polar library for the Boat Data Table to work correctly in the 40ft Series.
  • Upgrading from a previous version
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I should also mention that if you have set AGL correctly in the past according to the install instructions, you should only have to put AutoGribLoader 3 1 0.jar in the same folder as the old version (e.g. AutoGribLoader 3 0 9.jar), and then run AGVersion.bat included in the zip file. This will cause AG.bat to now use the correct version.
  • DC Checker Releases - 3.1.0
    Board » Technical Discussion
    Version 3.1.0 is now available and has the following enhancements:

    1. SOL radio button on parameters tab logs the boat in as SOL. No need to change ID and password.
    2. Features for the 40 ft Series
    i. Added polar library for qtVlm boat polars. Polars automatically copied to the library if the polar does not already exist in that folder.
    ii. Support for an alternative polar to be used
    iii. Boat speeds in the Boat Data table will use the correct polar, provided it exists in the polar library
    3. Added GPX export for waypoint files
    4. Added editing commands (move, insert, delete, edit) for waypoints (OpenGL editor only)
    5. Optional clean up of the polar directory. Deletes all polar files not applicable to the current race (Does not affect the polar library)
    6. Automatic clean up of other files no longer applicable to the current active races.
    7. Ability to graphically subset a grib. (OpenGL editor only)

    Bug fixes – 3.1.0

    1. Maps have been cleaned up to fix errors caused with the Longitude 180 E.
    2. Import and export of GPX files now works.
  • Repeatable qt crash
    Board » Technical Support
    I've found a repeatable event that causes qt to crash. To reproduce, do the following.
    1. Make sure no NMEA connection is possible
    2. Click on Start NMEA
    3. Whilst qt is trying to connect, click on Start NMEA again before the time out error pops up. This causes the crash.

    Cheers
  • Maps fix for Melbourne to Hong Kong
    Board » Technical Discussion
    There are a few problems with the maps as stored on the server which have manifested themselves in this race. I have been meaning to clean up the maps for a while and did that last night. maps_v2.zip which is here fixes the problems. To install theses maps, download maps_V2.zip and do the following
    1. Close any running AGLs.
    2. In your tile library, rename maps to maps.old
    3. Unzip maps_V2.zip into your tile library folder. You should now have a maps and a maps.old folder in there.
    4. Delete race_1104.map from the maps folder of your Melbourne to Hong Kong race folder
    5. Restart AGL.
    6. Delete maps.old
  • Re: DC Checker Releases
    Board » Technical Discussion
    Hi Svein, did you get this working? Looks like Java is not installed correctly.
  • DC Checker Releases - 3.0.7
    Board » Technical Discussion
    There is a problem in 3.0.6 for a race straddling 180E where the new libraries I'm using were forcing the longitude to be between -180 and 180. This in turn caused the Mercator projections to fail. Version 3.0.7 fixes this problem.

    For the fix to work you must delete race_1098.map if that file exists in the race folder maps directory and then restart AGL.


  • WX Release Time Standardisation Suggestion
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    I have a suggestion to make. In the interests of minimising SOLers sleep depravation, lets standardise the release cycle time of all Wx's. For example, the NAM model is released at 2:45, why not delay until 4:25 so that it is released (and applied on the server) at the same time as all other Wx's?

    Thoughts?

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2018 40' Series Championship - Hawaiian Zig Zag
Welcome to the 7th race in our 2018 40' series!
This time we will use "Jaws" Hawaiian Zig Zag course for our race.
Shifting winds, beaches, rocks and headlands, zig and zag; 430nm not for the faint hearted! Your challenge is to get your choice of 40' to Niihau without breaking neither the boat nor your spirit.

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 # 1164
INFOfrom brainaid.de
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
40CH – SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Jul 20th 16:00 Registration Open!
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Tall Ships Races 2018 - Race 1 - Sunderland to Esbjerg
Welcome to the first of the two races in this year's European Tall Ships Races - a race of 254nm from Sunderland, England, to Esbjerg, Denmark - a relatively direct run across the North Sea from W to E. The ships leave the festival in Sunderland and make their way to the race start, a little way offshore, to race to Esbjerg
NOTE:Starts and Finishes in tall ships racing are offshore to avoid conflict with shipping and shipping lanes.
Race #1161
INFO by brainaid.de
Barque 90 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: Tall Ships - SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
RACE CLOSE: Friday, 20 July at 2300utc
Race starts: Jul 14th 18:00 Registration Closed
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Greenland to Alaska
This race is a repetition of leg 2 in last years RED DOT race.
It is 2.099 splendid nautical miles from Nuuk, Greenland to Barrow, Alaska, leaving both North Canada and North Alaska to port.
Race #1163
INFO by brainaid.de
SuperMaxi 100 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: OCCH-OCQ3-SUPERSOL-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
PRIZE: SMPF
Race starts: Jul 09th 16:00 Registration Open!
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Cape Horn Timed Run
Welcome to Chile, welcome to Cape Horn, and welcome to a new course round these inhospitable waters. This is a place with plenty of wind and strong currents. Our 161 nm triangular TIMED RUN goes around two groups of small islands that are an important nesting site for a number of southern seabirds. To kick start this new challenge we will ride the IMOCA 60; hold tight your harness and goggles, there will be plenty of sea spray on deck!
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run
Race #1097
INFO by brainaid.de
IMOCA 60 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING:
TRCH-SUPSOL-TRQ3-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
22 July at 2300utc
Race starts: Jul 02nd 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 Open!
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