Facebook

Login

Support Sailonline

If you haven't already - join the SAILONLINE YACHT CLUB!

Please also consider making a donation - all amounts are greatly appreciated!

Profile for Blake



Name Blake
Email Address
AvatarUsers avatar
Posts18
  • Re: Nations Team Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Ahhhhh Aaron, you know how Aussies, Kiwis, Canadian etc get around the globe by exploiting their grand parents places of birth. Or, in the case of Kiwis in Oz, just turning up :-)

    That make me a brit then, as that is the timezone I'm in, the flag I sail under and the weather I suffer...
  • Re: Nations Team Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    I bet the kiwis, aussies and brits will do well out of a national system as we/they tend to gravitate into time zones a neat 12 hours apart! Canadians and Americans perhaps less so, and I have no idea about the Nordic countries - do you spread yourself around the world as well as anyone else?

    For the record I hold NZ & Australian citizenship and I am a permanent resident of the UK. Shame I am not such a good sailor... if someone wants me in a B team let me know...
  • Re: SEPTEMBER 2011 - First Draft for discussion
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race Calendar
    A Poster for the 3CR race, just for fun.
  • Re: 3CR - Caen Channel Craic Race (AKA Normandy Channel race)
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Hi RC

    No I am happy that any changes you make are improvements! Cowes marks should be headlands so people are tempted onto the rocks, just like the RTI race ;-)

    Thanks for tidying it up for me.

    Now as for yacht choice... anything that is 'French' like Mini650, figaros, class 40 or similar. Or any 'racy' monohull at all really.

    Blake
  • Re: WHAT GLOBAL OCEAN RACE NEXT FOR SOL
    Board » General Discussion
    I think letting a v3 polar slip would be a guarantee of losing your job! Would have to be more a 'generalised characteristics' kinda thing rather than an actual polar I would think. Like keeping an eye of things like skippers saying 'this one is three knots faster on a broad reach'. Could also adjust the between legs.
  • Re: WHAT GLOBAL OCEAN RACE NEXT FOR SOL
    Board » General Discussion
    SP I am really happy to take your word on that, if it's rubbish we should do our own. In which case I really would like to do it real time and place - this is the premier event as far as I am concerned, particularly as we have NZ and France back in the running.

    Can't we just make up a polar ;-) The polar geeks would love that wouldn't they!
  • Re: WHAT GLOBAL OCEAN RACE NEXT FOR SOL
    Board » General Discussion
    Doing the VOR at the same time would be great fun. Point taken that we could already do this somewhere else though - and with mobile support, and presumably correct polars could be very addictive, if somewhat disloyal ;-)

    We could sail it as 'SOL'ers and bring people back to SOL at the end of the VOR?!

    So maybe we should do something else and accept that it's already covered by other parties.



  • Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Ok, thanks RC was wondering why I couldn't see anything about it... over we go...
  • Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    PS As I am pretty sure the sponsors don't want us kidnapping their search terms we should probably call it something else though...

    World Ocean Race - Safe
    Vulgar Ocean Race - Fun
    Proper Ocean Race - because we will have more than 5 boats doing it!
  • Re: Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Yes, we should be tested for doping - if you are not drunk you can't start! I would love to see them taking a random blood sample in the Southern Ocean...

Races

Next Race: 00d 00h 00m


Current Races:

Galway Redux TIMED Race 2022
As we last did in 2017, we come to Galway for another TIMED race. Starting from Acaill Bheag, we sail around the coast of County Galway for around 90nm to finish in Galway City. While the weather is generally mild, it gets the occasional severe windstorm which is key to setting a quick time in our Seacart 30s. Feel free to try as much as you want - that is, once you have brought your boat to Galway City first.
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run
Race #1618
INFO by brainaid.de
Seacart 30 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
TRQ4 - TRCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Sunday, 16 October at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: Oct 03rd 12:00 Registration will open soon

▶ Flash
GO TO RACE

Round Britain and Ireland 2022
We invite you to participate in the 1780 nm race according to the clockwise movement around Ireland, Scotland, Shetland Islands and England. We will have four waters: the North Atlantic Ocean, the Celtic Sea, the North Sea, La Manche Channel. Each of them has its own specific navigation conditions but we will not exchange them here. Watch out for cyclones forming in the vicinity of Iceland and wandering in the south - east. The wind speed at this time of year can reach up to 40 kts and even more. Let's hope that sailing experience and our Sunfast3600 will safely lead us to the finish line.
Race #1625
INFO by brainaid.de
Sun Fast 3600 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Oct 01st 18:00 Registration Open!

▶ Flash
GO TO RACE

Tour Down Under 2022
It will be 694nm of killing racing on an amazing route created by SOL'er AGage. In the chat of the first edition of this race, Tyger wrote "Only an Aussie (and a crazy one) with intimate knowledge of these waters could have come up with such a racecourse". Well maybe AGage was a bit crazy, but he was also a genius when he made it, inspired by the great cycling race "Tour Down Under". Instead of bikes we will use fast 60ft Trimarans. So rest well and prepare large amounts of coffee. You will have at least two days without sleep. 😊
Race #1595
INFO by brainaid.de
60ft Trimaran PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
ARQ3 - ARCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Monday, 3 October at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: Sep 25th 02:00 Registration Closed

▶ Flash
GO TO RACE

Go to race archive

SYC Ranking

  1. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Pit8008
  2. Sailonline Yacht Club Member WRmirekd
  3. Sailonline Yacht Club Member FreyjaUSA
  4. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Kipper1258
  5. Sailonline Yacht Club Member rafa
  6. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Sax747
  7. Sailonline Yacht Club Member HappyHour
  8. Sailonline Yacht Club Member GREATSKUA
  9. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Taffarazzi
  10. Sailonline Yacht Club Member TarassBoulba

View full list

Series

Mobile Client

SYC members have the benefit of access to our mobile/lightweight web client!

The mobile client