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  • Work Around for Akand Sea Waypoints not flowing into qtVlm
    Board » Technical Discussion
    The NMEA sentences for waypoints only support the standard ASCII character set, and as a result, qtVlm is ignoring those that do not conform. A work around is to edit the race info xml file. Do the following.
    1. Shut down AGL and qtVlm.
    2. Open auth_raceinfo_1185.xml in the SOLGribxml folder with a text editor.
    3. Look for the waypoint <name> lines with special characters e.g.

    <waypoint>
    <order>2</order>
    <name>Villösan</name>

    4. Replace the ö with and o e.g,

    <waypoint>
    <order>2</order>
    <name>Villosan</name>

    5. Repeat for all special characters in waypoint names.

    6. Save the changes
    7. Restart AGL and make sure Monitor Race Messages is not checked (or your changes will be overwritten)
    8. Restart qtVlm and connect.
  • $GPWPL NMEA sentences are ignored if there are special characters in WP name
    Board » Technical Support
    These waypoints are not displayed in qtVlm when these NMEA sentences are sent through.

    $GPWPL,5950.057,N,01909.176,E,Villösan*F4
    $GPWPL,6011.224,N,01926.018,E,Töllingarna*92
    $GPWPL,5948.833,N,01947.200,E,Flötjan*87
    $GPWPL,5952.224,N,01905.144,E,Simpnäs Pir*FD

    It appears to be related to the extended character set being used. Remove the ö from the name and it works fine.
  • Re: DC Checker Releases 3.1.2
    Board » Technical Discussion
    In the same place as previous version. This is a patch for the Longship Drake polar.
  • DC Checker Release 3.1.1
    Board » Technical Discussion
    Version 3.1.1 is now available which fixes the rendering and some other issues with Golden Globe leg 2.

    If you have set up AGL correctly in the past according to the install instructions, you should only have to download put AutoGribLoader 3 1 1.jar in the same folder as the old version (e.g. AutoGribLoader 3 1 0.jar), and then download and run AGVersion.bat. This will cause AG.bat to now use the correct version.

    Both these files are in the root of the OneDrive folder link.


    --- Last Edited by Kipper1258 at 2018-09-20 01:44:20 ---
  • Changes to DC Checker batch files for Mac and Linux
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I'm not sure why, but underscores are being stripped out. The spaces in autoGribLoader 3 1 1.jar are underscores.

    Also, if these instructions are not quite correct, please update. I don't have a Mac or Linux.

    If someone does get these working, please add to a zip file and upload and I will add to future releases.

    --- Last Edited by Kipper1258 at 2018-09-20 01:38:07 ---

    --- Last Edited by Kipper1258 at 2018-09-20 02:02:24 ---
  • Changes to DC Checker batch files for Mac and Linux
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I think that this is what you need to do.

    Firstly, I think you need to install bash, the command line equivalent to windows.
    Then,
    1. Make a folder for placing the .jar file. Suggest you make a root folder sol, and under that, java.
    2. Make the maplibrary folder under sol
    3. Unzip the maps there
    4. Make a race folder (eg, race1), copy the .ini file into there.
    5. Make sure you have java installed
    6. Make a file called agl.sh and add these lines to it

    #!/bin/bash
    setenv AGVersion autoGribLoader 3 1 1.jar
    setenv AGInstallDir /sol/java/
    java -jar $AGInstallDir$AGVersion autoGribLoader.ini $AGVersion
    read -p Press any key to continue....
    exit

    Note: autoGribLoader 3 1 .jar must match the latest jar file version that is in the folder /sol/java/ . Edit these two lines as necessary.

    7. Start a bash shell (use your terminal window) and cd to /sol/race1, where the agl.sh resides. Enter the command

    chmod +x agl.sh

    8. You should now be able to run agl.sh which should launch AGL. You can now configure as per manual.
    9. You can now make more race folders for your different races, and copy agl.sh and the autoGribLoader.ini across into those folders.

    Remember to change to port number for each AGL instance. If a port number is already in use, it cannot be used by AGL.
  • Problem with GG Leg 2 Map rendering
    Board » Technical Discussion
    There is a problem with the OpenGL map rendering with the Golden Globe leg 2. I'm trying to work out how to fix it and it could take a while. A temporary work around which will work for the next few weeks is to do the following.
    1.In the folder SOLGribXml, open the file auth_raceinfo_1181.xml.
    2. On line 9 change <maxlon>360.0</maxlon> to <maxlon>359.9</maxlon>
    3. Save the file and restart AGL.

    This will fix the southern hemisphere.

    There is also an issue that the IRL boats are outside the grib area and is causing the AIS engine to repor errors. This is not serious and I will fix that at the same time.
  • Re: Carib Rum Run 2018
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Saltheart Ripper will be back with rum soaked kipper.

    ye salthearted ripper... yer moniker shall be seen by all
    __________________

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2018-09-12 09:45:22 ---
  • 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 ---

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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