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  • Re: 2017 40' Series Q1 Q2 Championships
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Just posted an Expedition-based routing view of the Sardinia race and the 40' series.
    Check it out on www.solfans.org


    --- Last Edited by javakeda at 2017-01-22 03:54:13 ---
  • Re: Carib Rum Run 2016
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    And I be known as javaKIDDa

    arrrr Cap'n KIDD... welcome to our melee!


    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2016-09-17 11:33:31 ---
  • Re: RIP javaboat
    Board » In memoriam
    I second that proposal.
  • Re: Carib Rum Run 2015
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    It's that time of year when true character, or lack thereof, emerges.
    Please enter me as javaKIDDa in the Carib Rum Run 2015.

    arrrrrr javaKIDDa. you'm bein avin a laff!! .. orlright matey hehehehe

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2015-09-18 20:41:32 ---
  • Brisbane to Keppel course.
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    The addition of the Polmaise Reef mark to the original B2K course helps keep us close to reality. But the reefs and small islands in the Bunker and Capricorn group present IRL perils that just don't 'move the needle' on the SOL client map. The SOL map simple doesn't see them.

    I'm not complaining.
    This is still a great race.
    But I am wondering what we could do to make the routes we take even more realistic.

    In this race I have the benefit of viewing detailed marine charts in my router.
    From this I can see that, after rounding the Polmaise Reef mark, I am allowed to sail across an actual portion of that Polmaise Reef.

    Two marks would have been better here to force me around the reef.
    But that's not the point.
    The problem is that the SOL map doesn't show the reef at all.

    There is, of course, a "be careful what you wish for" caveat here.
    This race is already problematic for European skippers because of the start time and duration. Adding mid-course hazards is NOT the best way to convince more skippers to participate.

    But I wonder if we might not be moving toward a new level of races -- one that includes HiRes winds and HiRes maps.

    I'd certainly do some work to help bring that about.
  • Re: DCs & The SOL Clock
    Board » Technical Support
    A key point that I did NOT make clear in the chat is that setting three or more early/late DC pairs are needed to start seeing a pattern for a particular rounding.

    That is, I'll set an early/late pair for {let's say} 40 minutes out, for 38 minutes out, and for 36 minutes out ... then go to the DC tab in the SOL client, refresh, and look at the early/late pattern. If the pattern looks good, I'll pick a time from the 'late' column and set the DC. If the pattern still looks random, I'll set some more early/late pairs and try again.

    But this is just to get a 'safe' DC -- one that will allow me to get another 30 minutes sleep. It won't get me around a mark or past a headland as quickly as hand-sailing would.

    --- Last Edited by javakeda at 2015-07-30 11:13:12 ---
  • Re: DCs & The SOL Clock
    Board » Technical Support
    In the chat on this subject, here is what I posted:

    Kip: Getting the PC synched with internet time is step #1. Once I have that, I'll bring up a clock on my PC that displays hh:mm:ss and watch the minute turn over on both the PC clock and the SOL client.

    I want the PC clock and the SOL client to turn over on the minute with a second or three of each other.

    If they are not together, it's time to re-synch the PC time and reload the SOL client.

    Once the time is within 'tolereance' levels, I'll use the 'delay for' dot on the predictor line and bracket the point at which I want to turn -- that is, set 2 DCs ... one early and one late.

    Then, bracket again at a different 'delay for' setting. By refreshing the DC tab in the SOL client, you can see the different 'early' and 'late' times generated by following the orange dot.

    But THEN, I go with Dingo's approach. I'll pick a DC time from the list of 'late' DCs that I can use as a backup if I don't make it to the PC for the rounding. But if I really care, I'll get up and stay hands-on.
  • Re: Sailonline Android Client Beta test
    Board » General Discussion
    it turns out that making the send button disappear is not that easy to do every time. It has something to do with using voice input. It also appears to have something to do with rotating the tablet. I'll work on this further and see if I can find a pattern.
  • Re: Sailonline Android Client Beta test
    Board » General Discussion
    Tested v0.48rc in the Sanya to Auckland race. Have no problems with purple lines, so that is good.
    I was using an LG G pad 8.3 lte -- this is a Verizon flavored device. I am still on Android 4.4.2

    Posted in chat, but with some difficulty.
    When I hold the tablet in vertical and enter text, it isn't obvious how to make the keyboard go away.
    Problem is, the keyboard is covering the "send" button in the chat tab.
    The work-around is to rotate the tablet to horizontal. The keyboard goes away and the send button appears.
    Don't know how much control you have over the keyboard from your app.
    A simple change would be to move the send button to the top of the screen, so it would not be covered by the keyboard.
    If you can change the configuration of the keyboard, adding a "send" or "done" key would be another approach.
    ====
    You are too kind with your thank-yous for any testing I have done.
    I am the one to thank you, instead.
    Having a "competitive" mobile client is important to me, personally.
    It is also important to SOL.
    I am only too happy to test your software any time you need me to do so.
    We [all of us] owe you big time!

  • Re: Sailonline Android Client Beta test
    Board » General Discussion
    v0.47.1 does NOT solve the problem
    BUT
    v0.47.2 appears to be a WINNER!!!

    I gave it only a brief test, but was able to change zoom levels and alter course without any problems in the display.

    :D

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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. 😊
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