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13 May 2022

Sailonline is delighted to be partnering with Point Yacht Club for the 2022 version of the South African classic Vasco da Gama Ocean Race. This race is Africa’s oldest ocean coastal race and over the years it has been run over courses from Maputo, Mozambique to Port Elizabeth, Durban to Port Elizabeth, and from Durban to East London. Because of #COVID19 restrictions, the 2021 race was a virtual-only affair, but this year expect a real-life wild and woolly downhill sleigh-ride along South Africa’s Wild Coast so-named because conditions along the coast are invariably 'beesagtig' and hairy.

While the real fleet will be made up of several boat-types, Sailonline’s racers will be racing their Cape 31s , more than 100 of them each delivered in a high box, brand-spanking new, from the virtual Cape Town factory. It is also hoped to bring the tracks of the real yachts, including Sundance and Adios with SOLers WetWing and psadh aboard respectively, on-screen, which will not only add to the sense of competition, but also show how the navigators in the real fleet have to adjust to local conditions.

Sailonline’s race will start on Sunday, 22 May 2022 at 08:00 UTC and the race will open for practice this coming Sunday, 15 May, also at 08:00 UTC.

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Susan Hood Trophy Race 2022

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) welcomes racers to the second virtual Susan Hood Trophy race. This is a 75nm weekender on western Lake Ontario starting and finishing at the Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) via Niagara and Burlington, and is one of two that will count towards special Sailonline's LOOR Series medals. As our Beneteau/First 36.7 managed the course so well last year, we shall race her again!
Race #1574
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NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
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Ranking: SYC - LOOR
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Susac X2
Welcome to the beautiful calm waters of the Adriatic Sea for the virtual running of the Susac X2 race which is a real-life race organized by the JK Mornar Sailing Club based in Split, Croatia. Although we, unfortunately, aren’t running this magnificent race with the real fleet this year, we hope to make this possible in the coming editions. This amazing race is a total of 91 nautical miles which consists of rounding the beautiful island of Sušac. Our SOLers will be racing around these amazing waters in none other than our great Seascape 18s. Be sure to bring your binoculars for this one as with such beautiful surroundings you will definitely need them!
Race #1586
INFO by brainaid.de
Seascape 18 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
Race starts: May 27th 14:00 Registration Open!

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Vasco da Gama Ocean Race 2022

Point Yacht Club welcomes Sailonline to the 2022 running of the classic Vasco da Gama Ocean Race. This race is the oldest established international sailing event in South Africa and traditionally starts in the bay of Maputo, the old Portuguese colonial capital of Mozambique and finishes in Durban. Last year, and now again this year, the race was/will be from Durban to East London - circa 250nm in native Cape 31 speed machines.
Race #1573
INFO by brainaid.de
Cape 31 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
ARQ2 - ARCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
May 29 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: May 22nd 08:00 Registration Open!

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San Francisco to New York 2022
Cornelius Vanderbilt, who made his money - that his descendants enjoyed to spend sailing and racing yachts - by recognizing that getting from the East Coast to the West Coast of the USA was best done by rail, would have been more than a little amused to see SOL organizing yacht races over the very route by water he made redundant. It's about 13,000 nautical miles, which compares with less than 3000 statute miles by train! Six years ago, the best SOLers managed to complete the passage from San Francisco to New York in around 36 days, sailing our much-used veteran ocean greyhound, the Super Maxi 100. Time to try again, this time on the VO70. If you aim for a SOG of 18kn, it'll only take you a month.
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1567
INFO by brainaid.de
VO70_v4 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
OCQ2 - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
Race starts: May 01st 19:00 Registration Closed

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