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  • Re: The Tall Ships Races 2011 -
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Hi all ;)

    We at ITA_2011 have a small gift for you all . ;)

    Gilles and I promised to ourselves that if we won the Tall ship race steering the Italian Navy Amerigo Vespucci school ship we would have tried to post a couple of pictures taken last year in fall in Venice , when Gil and I met and visited the Vespucci together . One of the pics shows Gil and I in front of the steering room , that we used succesfully during the past 48 hours ;) ;)
    Andrea , aka ita10267 , was not with us in Venice , so we will pretend that when the pic was taken he was in the planning room depicting our race strategy . Antonio , aka ghibli and invaluable fourth member of team Italy was on leave this time , so we will pretend that he was permanently in the cellar drinking his usual tons of beer ;););)

    Enjoy ! ..;) ;) ;)

    see you all in the next tall ships race leg. ;)


    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2011-07-05 18:38:20 ---
  • Re: PROPOSAL: LIMITATION on the # of DCs
    Board » General Discussion
    Sorry Aaron,
    I cited your tools just because they extend weather routing capabilities. It was not intended to diminish your efforts which I really appreciate because they resemble, in a cleaner way, many things that are on my TODO list ;)

    But again I wish that we do all the efforts to make everyone feel that SOL is fair to everyone. If this means two classes....

    PS: all the steering should be limited by the integer degree, CC/TWA DC or not.

    --- Last Edited by ITA_2011 at 2011-04-04 10:12:44 ---
  • Re: PROPOSAL: LIMITATION on the # of DCs
    Board » General Discussion
    Good to hear some comments.
    My point is the following:

    - It is not possible to forbid software routing.

    As a developer of routing software I see all the possibilities that are opening. The worst of all is the capability of coding a fully automated pilot which can steer on bearings from WPs just as we do. Believe me, this is possible with a little effort and the latest development in available tools is pointing in that directions.

    At that point we will have many BOTs sailing and we'll get plenty of sleep.

    76T suggestion of removing Brainaid grip is unfortunately useless. SOL wx, for most races, is derived from GFS model interpolated on a different grid. Removing the grib file will just give advantage to the number of people who can download data directly from NOAA and interpolate it on SOL grid. Moreover SOL wx is fully avaliable as xml file downloaded by the client.

    The best options that comes to my mind is still a limited number of DCs available. Maybe in the 10-20 range in between updates. So you can have closely spaced DCs around landmass but still is will limit the autopilot feature (at least it will make it more difficult).

    Finally, I really do not see why we should not limit the accuracy of steering to the first integer degree. It will not affect the possibility of going around landmass with a decent accuracy.
  • Re: Is it cheating, unfair or acceptable??
    Board » General Discussion
    I apologize.
    I take full responsibility for that and I now realize that it was not a good thing to do.

    I also would point out that it happened at a point were all the results were clear. But again, by bad.

  • Re: canceled suedsee rund in SYC ranking
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    sorry mates ...just noticed that the comment has been left as ITA_2011 .....it was me !! ...WIN !! ;)
  • canceled suedsee rund in SYC ranking
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    nice surprise this morning to find that the killing of last night race moved me from 2 to 31 in SYC ranking ....;)

    No big deal of course , but perhaps in future there should be a way of canceling a race , also as far as SYC points are concerned ....;)

  • ITA_2011 TEAM --- N E W S !! ---
    Board » General Discussion
    At the end of the recent Asian sprint leg 1 it came clear through an outburst of complaints in chat that a sizeable part of the SOL Comunity is not prepared to trust the correct application of the rules ITA_2011 team syndicate had given to themselves. In particular it was felt as unfair that two Italian boats were leading to victory , one being the syndicate one . Explaining that the two boats were steered by two skippers who fought against each other for two days was not sufficient for some.

    This led us within the ITA team to revise some of our rules , in order to accommodate the need of that part of the Community who can only trust facts and not Yachtsmen words.

    This threads to inform all Solers of the changes we are going to adopt with immediate effect :

    --- Boat ITA_2011 will participate ONLY to races classified as OCEAN , and when ITA_2011 is in the water ALL the 4 individual historical boats of the team will NOT race. Only transitional exception to this rule will be the finishing of Global Challenge ( legs 3-4-5-6) by Gilles , who will continue in the series doing his own race in a total solo mode ( this still needs to be trusted, but only for a limited amount of time )

    --- In ALL other races if one or more of the original individual boats is in the water , then ITA_2011 will NOT race. If none of the individual boats is in the race ITA_2011 MIGHT be racing.

    --- As summarizing rule in each and every race there will be EITHER ITA_2011 …OR one or more of the individual historical boats of our team.

    --- The 4 individual boats of ITA syndicate are : ita10267 – Gilles – Ghibli – WINSTON_4.

    We trust that by adopting these changes we have accommodated all the remaining needs of that part of the Community who expressed concern and dissatisfaction at the end of Asian sprint 1 , as much as we trust that there will be no more space from now on for lack of trust and doubt of fairness that some members of the Community have explicitly affirmed in that occasion . Should anybody be still unhappy , the only remaining possibility for us to accommodate their needs would be to SINK our boats …and the decision in that respect is …..NO !! ;)

    Happy sailing to all

    ITA_2011 TEAM


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