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  • Re: Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Been away for a couple of days, everything is working using http://www.sailonline.org/windy/run/770/

  • Re: Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi kroppyer I use the phone as a wifi hotspot.
    The weather loads ok when at work using another network via ethernet connection.

    Replaced wireless router last weekend but still the same "weather loading".

    My isp is Spark same as Swift.

    --- Last Edited by NZL_SloopJohnB at 2014-11-20 10:27:52 ---
  • Re: Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Nothing has worked, still connecting thru phone.
  • Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Half way thru Leg 1 I could not download the weather on my laptop thru the wireless network at home, ok at work on the wireless network there.

    Works ok using the Sansumg phone as a hotspot using the home wireless network for the Samsung.

    The home wireless network is ok when using an Ipad.

    Brought new wireless router,nothing has changed still no weather.

    I am running Windows 8.1 and using SOL Client Classic, have tried beta but might have used the wrong code, can anyone advise the alternative clients.

    Thanks for the help.

  • Re: Aaron James Gage - 1971-2012
    Board » In memoriam
    I read this with great sadness.

    Your input in to SOL is greatly admired and you will be missed.

    Fair winds AGage.

    John Beavis - "NZL_SloopJohnB"
  • Re: Starting to get over it......SOL
    Board » General Discussion
    After 4 1/2 years of SOLing the "Sloop" is heading into the sunset.

    Over those years I have really enjoyed the racing, companionship of people from the 4 corners of the world.

    I would like to thank Jakob, Kalle and Jeroen and the new chums AGage, Brainaid, hmm and 76trombones for putting together the best online sailing program on the web and wish them all the best in the future.

    I will be lurking and may do the odd race.

    Farwell and best of luck to all the SOLers.


    --- Last Edited by NZL_SloopJohnB at 2012-07-05 09:05:51 ---
  • Sail Noumea
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
  • Starting to get over it......SOL
    Board » General Discussion
    I am losing interest in SOLing now, without the need/use of routing programs I feeling left behind and the enthusiasm is on the down. I don't get up for the new weather anymore and not at the computer, well on SOL during the day for the new weathers.
    After my sheer brilliant in the Hobart/Christchurch race many years ago and some other good results 9th in the last SOR (Volvo) I have slowly sliding down the rankings, It use to be fun but now it seams to to involved transferring girps (or what ever the electronic form of the wind), polars between computers and programmes and want ever else happens.

    I also use to like the short races where we chip the corners, but are people talk about vmgs, vmcs and a whole lot more acronyms I start getting dizzy.


    I have enjoyed the time I have sailed and make contacts in different places around the world, and can only think what the "Gods of SOL" have put into the excellent software.

    The "Sloop" might be sailing off into the sunset after crossing the line at Galway.
  • Re: Sailonline World Race 2011-2012
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    Thanks for that, but where did scotty and me go wrong???

    At this stage U/c has dropped 4 places.
    Scotty 91 places

    Sloop 93 places
  • Re: Sailonline World Race 2011-2012
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    The current NZL rankings


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Welcome once again to what these days is Sailonline’s almost annual virtual Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race. In real life, this double-handed 5500 nm race between these two sister cities, one deep in the southern hemisphere, the other high in the northern hemisphere, is run every four to five years, and is planned to be held again in 2025, so this race is a Prelude in partnership with the Melbourne Osaka Cup 2025 organising committee collaborating with the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV), and the Sandringham (SYC) and Osaka Hokko (OHYC) yacht clubs. On this occasion, we’ll be racing the well-known First 40, a popular size of boat for a long-distance double-handed race. With the doldrums unavoidably lying across the track, you can expect to be at virtual sea for at least a month!
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INFO by brainaid.de
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INFOby brainaid.de
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Both before and after visiting the Falkland Islands, the Beagle extensively explored the south eastern coast of South America, hither and thither, from north of the Rio Plate to the tip of Tierra del Fuego, but it was not till the end of June 1834 that the ship made it into the Pacific Ocean, transiting via the Straits of Magellan. Online in 2024, the choice is yours - passage the strait or round the cape; 400nm or more in your Class B Tall Ship.
Race #1753
INFOby brainaid.de
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Ranking: SVF - SYC
Race starts: Apr 09th 13:00 Registration Open!
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Cape Town to Auckland 2024

Welcome to the second leg of this Round The World series 2024. It's also the April edition of this year's ocean race championship. The course is the same as the one sailed in 2023, but this year we sail the iconic Swan 65, as suggested in the concluding RTW race last year.
Prepare yourselves for an epic 30-day journey, navigating through the unpredictable waters of the South Seas. It's essential to take care of provisioning to ensure a smooth and enjoyable race experience. With the longer duration, we anticipate plenty of opportunities for camaraderie, competition, and unforgettable memories.
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INFO from brainaid.de
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Race starts: Apr 01st 11:00 Registration Closed
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