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If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Colour of boat track and size of the time marker
    Board » Technical Support
    Thanks, ij. The problem appears to have been in my own computer, as it righted itself when I changed screens and then went back to the original. Why this should have occurred is beyond my knowledge of programming

    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2021-10-15 16:00:34 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Colour of boat track and size of the time marker
    Board » Technical Support
    The boat track in both the COG and TWA is the same colour which is dull blueish-black, and the time balls on the two tracks are both small and red. The one chosen used to be a lot larger. I can find no button in the Misc. Settings panel to change this. Has the SOL system for this function been changed?
    p.s.Thank you! The problem had corrected as soon as I went bask to the race screen.

    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2021-10-10 14:56:09 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Legality of the use of extra zoom on the apparent size of end points of finish line
    Board » Flag Officers » Rules and Decisions
    When the end point of the finish line is examined on extra zoom, is it legal to set course very close to the point and still legally finish, even when, on standard zoom, the course would cross over the edge of the round dot?
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • The Two Oceans race
    Board » Technical Support
    The race info says 'Lv to Stbd' at the Seal Island mark, but the diagram shows an Arrow indicating 'Lv to Port'. This problem should be cleared up prior to the race start....
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    I liked the 'chased'.....I understand...…..
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: ESRW - a proper RTW race
    Board » Flag Officers » Race proposals
    Other than the Suez and Panama Canals, why not a 'real' RTW Race? Three legs---long, yes, but so is an IRL RTW! It would give a "Great" choice of actual route to the SOL competitors!
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    Is it possible to have the "Settings" saved until changed? Right now you have to renew all of your preferred screen features every time you log into a new race. This is a bit irritating.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Enabling Flash player on an Android tablet
    Board » Technical Support
    I have noted a few irregularities in the HTML5 client, and hope they can be repaired. It is hard to break the habits of years---for instance, centering any point on the screen now requires 3 clicks, rather than 2. The actuation of a course choice needs 2 not 1 clicks. Stopping the boat at a start/finish line requires the entry of TWA = (0) not (0.00000) or (0.) Realizing some entry hasn't worked as expected can make for mistakes that are very frustrating....
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    After some frustrations, I found that the action to center any point, at max zoom, on the comp screen (which I always previously used to check on clearance of headlands, islands etc.,) using a double click with the cursor on that position, no longer worked. I have now accidentally found that it still operates, but with a TRIPLE clicking.
    Is it just that I had missed something, or is this new info to everybody else?



    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2020-01-26 19:33:32 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Tokyo - San Francisco 2019
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    Bimmer:- What is AGL and where do I find it? I'm not a router user, but sometimes getting out of a restricted start area can be a real chore late at night.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.

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Tall Ships Races 2024 - Klaipeda to Helsinki

Welcome to the first of three virtual Tall Ships Races on the Baltic Sea which are being organized in-real-life by Sail Training InternationalThis first race is from Klaipeda, Lithuania to Helsinki, Finland; circa 240nm in Sailonline’s stately fanciful Full Rigger.
NOTE: Starts and Finishes in tall ships racing are always offshore to avoid conflict with shipping and shipping lanes.
Race #1811
INFO by brainaid.de
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Ranking: TS - SYC
Race starts: Jun 27th 14:00 Registration Open!
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Haida Gwaii 2024


We will end the second quarter of the ARCH competition with a 390nm race around the Haida Gwaii islands (literally "Islands of the Haida people"), also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. This is an archipelago located on the northern Pacific coast of Canada. In SOL, we last raced on this route in 2012 and few people remember what happened there. Prepare your Riptide 50 well, it's going to be a lot of fun.
Race #1819
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Riptide 50 PARTICULARS
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Ranking:
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Race starts: Jun 24th 17:00 Registration Open!
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Pantaenius Shetland Race 2024 - Leg 2

After the thrill of the first leg, we don't linger long in Lerwick, Shetland. Following brief but joyous celebrations, it's time to set sail again for the second leg of the 2024 Pantaenius Shetland Race, heading back to the stunning shores of Bergen, Norway. Covering another exhilarating 190 nautical miles, the North Sea promises more excitement, challenges, and strategic sailing. With the high-performance Finngulf 43, crafted by Farr Yacht Design, the competition will be fierce. Whether you're chasing victory or savoring the journey, this leg is sure to captivate. Let the adventure continue!
Race #1816
INFO from brainaid.de
Finngulf 43 PARTICULARS
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Ranking: SYC - SHE
Race starts: Jun 23rd 08:00 Registration Open!
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Newport Bermuda Race 2024


The 636-mile biennial Newport Bermuda Race is one of the oldest regularly scheduled ocean races, and with the Fastnet Race and the Sydney to Hobart Race, it is one of the three great classic races of the yachting world. Founded in 1906, this 53rd running of the Bermuda Race can again also be participated in online.
Entries are invited for one of the four divisions:
Double-Handed Division:
Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600
St. David's Lighthouse Division:
Santa Cruz 52
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division:
Judel Vrolijk 62
Finisterre Division:
Riptide 50
Details for each yacht are available in the ‘Particulars’ links below. As in real life, you can only sail one boat in one division, so choose your virtual yacht carefully, and because of the unusual (for SOL) 4-division nature of the event, please note results will not count towards any Sailonline rankings.
Race #1808
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Sun Fast 3600 PARTICULARS
Santa Cruz 52 PARTICULARS
Judel Vrolijk 62 PARTICULARS
Riptide 50 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: None
Race starts: Jun 21st 17:05 Registration Open!
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Pantaenius Shetland Race 2024 - Leg 1

Are you ready for an adventure like no other? Set sail from the breathtaking outer Korsfjorden, Norway, to the wild Shetland Isles in the electrifying first race of our exciting two-race Shetland Series! This year's race spans just shy of 190 nautical miles and features the cutting-edge Finngulf 43, crafted by Farr Yacht Design for ultimate performance and excitement. Sailonline is ecstatic to buddy up with this iconic race, a true gem for our sailing community. Seasoned sailor or enthusiastic newcomer, prepare for unmatched thrills, strategic challenges, and the pure joy of the open sea. The adventure awaits—dive in!
Race #1815
INFO from brainaid.de
Finngulf 43 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC - SHE
RACE CLOSE: Tuesday,
June 25 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jun 19th 11:00 Registration Open!
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Nine Islands Nine Lights TIMED Race 2024

Nine Islands, Nine Lights beckons adventurers and sailors to the azure waters surrounding Ibiza and Formentera for an exhilarating timed sailboat race like no other. Set against the backdrop of the Balearic archipelago, this event promises a thrilling test of skill, strategy, and sheer adrenaline as participants navigate their J-122 sailboats through a mesmerizing course. This is a TIMEDrace, so you may RE-REGISTER HEREto 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.
Race #1818
INFO by brainaid.de
J-122 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
TRQ2 - TRCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Saturday,
29 June at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: Jun 16th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Auckland to San Francisco 2024


Welcome back to Auckland as we continue our Round The World voyage. This 5600 nautical miles race from Auckland to San Francisco, first sailed in 2023, is the third leg of the RTW, proposed by SOLer ita10267. It is also the June edition of this year's Ocean Championship. Our boat is the Swan 65, as in all RTW races this year.
PRIZE: SMPF
Race# 1790
INFO from brainaid.de
Swan 65 PARTICULARS
WX updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCQ2 - OCCH - RTW - SUPSOL - SYC
Race starts: Jun 03rd 11:00 Registration Closed
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