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Lake Ontario Challenge 300 2024 - RESULTS


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FELICITATIONS CelemansRKN !!!
CONGRATULATIONS Patrick70119 !! GRATULACJE WRmirekd !

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It took our podium 2 days and 9 and a half hours to SOL the 300-odd miles of this year's Lake Ontario Challenge - yes, a challenge it certainly was.

This time it was CelemansRKN who got around the great lake quickest and by an impressive 5 and a half minutes. Quite the horizon job, but WRmirekd stayed in touch, and by taking the last and third spot on the podium secured the victory overall in our mini Lake Ontario Series in cooperation with Lake Ontario Offshore Racing. Well sailed, tous les deux!

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Newport Bermuda Race 2024 - RESULTS



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TILLYKKE SKOVSER!!!
CONGRATULATIONS Rhino!! CONGRATULATIONS FreyjaUSA!

CONGRATULATIONS Kipper1258!!!
CONGRATULATIONS CriticalHippo!! ΣΥΓΧΑΡΗΤΉΡΙΑ QMaxx!

CONGRATULATIONS wsguerin!!!
CONGRATULATIONS Antares_Sydney!! CONGRATULAZIONI Siaki!

GEFELICITEERD Lady_XI!!!
CONGRATULATIONS Chipspitter!!
CONGRATULATIONS PietHuman!

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A very full on-line program of races throughout June, including the seemingly never-ending ocean race from Auckland to Frisco, resulted in on-line numbers being somewhat down on 2022. However, divided over four divisions, this meant that there was room for very many to shine, which of course is one of the beauties of our sport, both in-real-life and on-line. Class proliferation and contrary weather dogs equal every god will have his day?!

Particular mention therefore for some of our more infrequent visitors to our on-line podiums – Lady X I from Nederland and PietHuman from Zuid Afrika, who bagged two of the three podiums in the Double-Handed Division. Well done, everyone else as well, of course! And, for the aficionados, there’s a wealth of reading about what went on in-real-life, to be found under the button immediately below.


Well sailed all!

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Charlton Island RTI 2024 - RESULTS


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CONGRATULATIONS Comocean !!!
CONGRATULATIONS CriticalHippo !!
CONGRATULATIONS Flamingo !

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In the first sprint of Q3, it turned out to be a one second win by Comocean over CriticalHippo. Twenty seconds later Flamingo rounded out the podium nipping Ryba by 2 seconds. Rounding Charlton Island it was key to keep a tight course until the final leg to the finish when it was decision time and how far to play the angles and wind shift verses performance loss and how many tacks to put it. In a sprint the tiniest mistakes can cost you. Read the report by CriticalHippo to find out more.

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Auckland to San Francisco 2024 - RESULTS


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ΣΥΓΧΑΡΗΤΉΡΙΑ Zorba777 !!!
HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH CaptBonnyblade !!
CONGRATULATIONS JJ1 !

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The sailing competition began with an impressive turnout of 161 participants, with 116 boats setting sail right on schedule. Within just 9 hours, the fleet experienced a split. The majority of boats tacked eastward, while a scattered group continued northwards on a starboard tack. After one day, the eastern group divided further, as a handful of boats aimed even farther east, leaving the main contingent to form a 'middle group.' Along the way, a few boats diverged from the main group, some heading west and others east.

bonknhoot, well-positioned for observing the manoeuvrings several hours astern of the leading boats in the ‘middle group’, inspired perhaps by the worldwide election fever in-the-real-world, suggested in Chat that it seemed to him to be more about politics than geography. Careful, he said, not to express any type of opinion, he saw the following parties vying for victory...

1. the Radical (aka Extreme) Left led by AWoL, with fringe follower LUNATIC; Their names a pure coincidence.

2. the Committed Left, led by Zorba777 the Greek. Another nomenclated coincidence, he supposed.

3. the Right Left, led by Veter, who had moved over from the Right to the Left. Was it a paradox that he flies the Russian flag?

4. the Left (of) Center, a small faction led by Sax747, an old-style Italian.

5. the Centrists, his own party, led by another Italian, ita10267, who he thought was perhaps switching to the Right, but in fact was just aligning with the party line.

  6. the Right (of) Center, where there was a leadership contest between Leelu22, FreyjaUSA and TarrassBoulba. Is it a surprise that Right (of) Center is polling in the lead?

7. the Quite Right (or is that Quiet Right), a party of one, Grecale in stealth mode.

8. the Proper Right, led by another Italian, at the time in the lead in the polls overall, the one-and-only SCARABOCCHIO, sipping wine and munching cheese.

9. and finally, the Radical Right, who were all-over-the-place and few-and-far-between; Rick1_95, SimeMali, Arronax21, bmd and ibis.

Who was going to win the election?

The eastern right-wing groups initially lagged, trailing by as much as 180 nautical miles after one week. However, they managed to recover, overtaking the middle centrist groups on day 16. Meanwhile, the western left-wing group successfully navigated north of the high-pressure system at 33°N, enjoying a very favourable beam-to-broad reach, while the rest of the fleet struggled against headwinds and had to sail at a close haul.

The podium positions were solidified by day 25, with 84 hours and 830 nautical miles remaining to the finish and it was a landslide victory for the left-wing led by Zorba777 the Greek, on a rich vein of form since his return to SOL from a sabbatical. The right-wing eastern group secured 'second' place, finishing 1 day and 7 hours behind the left-wing’s leader, while the centrist middle group came in 'third', 1 day and 12 hours behind the winner.

All-in-all, a proper simulation, and further incisive insights and possibly parables on what went on have been provided by Zorba777 himself and wsguerin also from the Left, under the buttons above. Well worth a read!

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Welcome to the third of three virtual Tall Ships Races on the Baltic Sea which are concurrently being organized in-real-life by Sail Training International . This third race is from Mariehamn, Finland to Szczecin, Poland; circa 250nm in Sailonline’s stately fanciful Full Rigger.
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Organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club since 1929, the Cowes to St Malo Race is a true RORC Classic. Starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, Cowes, IOW, a magnificent spectacle can be watched from The Parade, Cowes. The Cowes to St Malo Race is part of the RORC Season’s Points Championship, the world’s largest offshore racing series. Dating back to 1906, the Cowes to St Malo Race precedes all of the world’s famous races including the Fastnet Race. This is a TIMEDrace, so you may RE-REGISTER HERE to try again, after finishing a run. You will have 13 days and 11 hours to show your skill and decision making after the race opens.
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Southampton to Punta del Este 2024

Sailonline is delighted to offer our sailors a 'reversed' Atlantic ocean race. As the RTW championship Atlantic part takes a detour to the Bahamas, we will offer you a reversed course as we will not do the 'usual' leg this year either. It is the July edition of this year's Ocean Championship. Our boat is the OD_65v3.
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