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  • Re: Performance loss
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I went little bit through this topic and to tell you the truth I did not know about 93% rule in loss performance.Years ago maybe 7-8, I spent a lot of time to find out how to reduce that annoying performance loss.I surely went through that 93% but did not notice big difference but noticed that performance could be down even to 82%,when gybing with big speed
    several times in fast continuation.

    We all know that smaller the change of course less performance loss but there is an exception in that rule.
    There is a situation when you change the course for 1 degree only and you have performance loss of 90%.I found it while trying to gyb step by step and coming to 179.5 deg. and to -179.5 deg. and at once performance loss for one degree which use to be only cca 99.8% jumped down to 90%.

    As the perf. loss is minor when tacking I even tried that to go in desired direction but found out that more ground is lost than the gain in performance loss.

    Ciao
    Damir
  • Re: Italian Team Academy lessons
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Even if I agree with all of the rules of ITA,except maybe the rule:be always on CC and not on TWA in windshifts,I must say that most important of all the rules of ITA is missing:Be sure to have the best router on the market,or even better program it yourself if you are able to.
    Than you are sure to be the top racer on SOL

  • Re: A3 Leg 5 II
    Board » Practice Racing
    It should read:

    Official FINAL RANKING
    1-VANNA (RSA)
    1-Mega30 (SWE)
    1-Ionkiwi (NZL)
    2-karaoke (ESP)
    3- outlaw (GER)
    4- sassy63 (SWE)
    5- JakeS (FIN)

    because that was the ranking according to NOR here:

    The second Practice Race will be on monday, february 25th, as follows:

    Time: 19 utc
    Start: Cross the line between M1 and shore from west to east

    COURSE

    Start
    Leave M4 to port
    Leave M3 to port
    Leave M2 to starboard
    Finish: Cross the line between M5 and shore from north to south

  • Re: TIMED RACES - Guidelines
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    Tempest wrote

    quote

    Africa basically you're suggestion is exactly the same as it is now only difference is in the present situation the skipper is responsible for departing on time, with you're suggestion the server is responsible. I like to be responsible for my own actions so i choose option one.

    unquote

    Wrong Temepst no responsibility for anyone as what I propose is just more fair.


    Joanne no hury for name change,take your time.
  • Re: TIMED RACES - Guidelines
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    RC I always said I admire your work in SOL and also always told you if you need a help for technical question that I am always on disposition.

    For you or whoever closes the race is just the same.Instead that you write "the race closes at ......." you write "the race closes for last run at .......".
    Than, after reasonable time(depending on the length of the race), close the race altogether.That final closing will not affect top 100-200 racers and therefor it is not so important.

    I do not fight for me but for many others as I have proven in last timed race,where I was 2nd and would I have not gone for last two hours on tennis would have probably won that race,as was leading to Winston.

    Important is however that no changes are done after NOR is delivered.

    regards

    Damir
    skipper Africa

    p.s.
    traditional name of my boat in virtual races is the name of my real boat VANNA(my granddaughter),therefor I would like to change Africa to Vanna if possible.
  • Re: TIMED RACES - Guidelines
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    I could just say that I am sorry that you do not understand my point.
    I am sorry for all those good solers that miss to arrive on time,some even for few seconds like for example ATLET in last timed race.

    Now let's take example of an ocean time race.
    1000 boats started on very good wind and very probable for all of them to improve their times.Till few hrs before arrival it shows that for most of them it will be record run.Than the wind situation changes drastically and few miles before arrival the race closes.Hundreds of boat skippers are furious.
    That is possible scenario and when it happens, than you will understand my point of view.

    As a reply to Marku Haninen:The race could be opened for double of the best time in short races and progressively less for longer races.

    Capt.D.P. skipper Africa


    --- Last Edited by Capt.D.P. at 2013-01-13 00:05:57 ---
  • Re: TIMED RACES - Guidelines
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    CLOSING OF TIMED RACE

    It is imperative that the closing of Timed Race corresponds to last possible start.
    So for example if the race closes at 12 00 hrs your latest start time is until that hour.

    This question is well discussed in past and we agreed that closing the race while hundreds of boats are still running(Ocean Timed Race)is not practicable.
    This question must be cleared once for all and in NOR should read "This race will close for last start on ........"

    Capt.D.P.


    --- Last Edited by Capt.D.P. at 2013-01-05 11:35:13 ---
  • Re: Aaron James Gage - 1981-2012
    Board » In memoriam
    My eyes are full of tears and for long time I did not cry.It is to big strike for me and I am so sad.

    Rest in peace my dear friend

    I liked this man even if I never met him.From the conversations in the chat you decide whether you like the person or not and I did like him.

    He has made incredible improvements in this virtual sailing site.

    I remember him many times leading the race and than foaling asleep and destroy everything.The other time he was in the lead and had to take his young daughter to the doctor and obviously lost the top position.

    He was so happy once when he won the race and all the favorites were in the race.
    He was very good virtual sailor.

    When he started winning many races I asked him, where did he comes from,other virtual sailing site.He said he is only here on SOL for several years and before he was mediocre sailor but learned from the best on this site.

    Several times recently I asked myself,where is A.Gage,but than thought he has probably a lot of work with his real boat.

    I miss you A.Gage

    My sincere condolences to his family

    Damir


  • Re: Virtual sailing old ships
    Board » General Discussion
    We started with Tall Ships(sailing),continued with Viking Longship(sailing+rowing)the next would probably be Roman Galleons from 1st century(mostly rowing) and finally Roman Galleons from 3rd century(only rowing).

    Than we would be ready to change our name from SOL to ROL. lol
  • Re: Virtual sailing old ships
    Board » General Discussion
    You must be joking guys,what are we here virtual sailing or virtual rowing.

    On longship Drake we have than mixed polars for sailing and rowing.
    This is really for big -L O L-

    If RC and some of you like to sail that way I would propose that those races are not being ranked and at the same time insert normal sailing boat race which is ranked.

    We shall than see how many will chose one or other race.

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