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  • Re: Joao - psail
    Board » Flag Officers
    I don't SOL much these days - but this championship I would make sure I enter- Great idea!
  • Re: RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » In memoriam
    Joao was one of life's true gentlemen. I 1st met him here in SOL and we became good friends. He helped me immensely from setting up Fifi to improving my general navigation technique.

    After I stopped sailing here we continued to stay in touch. He gave me every encouragement he could with my photography. I have pages and pages of PMs of advice and suggested re-edits - all so supportive.

    His heart was huge. He care for our society and would often vocalise injustices - particularly to disabled people.

    I am sorry we never got to meet but Joao will be an influence on me and my photography for a long time to come. My respects to Miguel and his family.

    Big Hugs Joao. Big hugs my friend.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Im SOTP as well - MustangMark
  • Re: QTVLM Bug Report
    Board » Technical Support
    Thanks Bimm
  • Re: QTVLM Bug Report
    Board » Technical Support
    Im not a tachie but Kippers point that making the grib denser (to under 0.5)and the problem being resolved seems to suggest its the way QT is handling less dense files.

    The conversion is a process few of us (me included!) can do!!

    Thank you for looking at this
  • Re: QTVLM Bug Report
    Board » Technical Support
    It is the Brainaid grib and the SailDocs gribs :)
  • QTVLM Bug Report
    Board » Technical Support
    How do all

    Further to discussions in the RTW chat Odyss pointed out that QT had some annoying bars across the screen. I had initially put it down to a shortage of memory on my computer and the bars being nothing but a drawing issue - but on closer inspection it seems to be affecting the routing - screen shot Odyss posted in chat

    Version 5.3.7

    The problem occurs when using saildocs and Brainaids gribs

    Update- Issue is also occurring in 5.3.5
    Update - from Kipper All, just tracked down the Qt bug. If the grib grid resolution is 1 degree or greater, the problem occurs. Of the resolution is less than 1 degree, it goes. I've just reprocessed the Brainaid grib down to 0.5

    --- Last Edited by Mark at 2016-07-05 10:37:24 ---

  • Re: Shortened WX Downloads from Brainaids Site Update
    Board » Technical Support
    Eddies emailed me to say the issue is fixed :D Thanks for all your help Eddie
  • Re: Shortened WX Downloads from Brainaids Site Update
    Board » Technical Support
    It seems (for at least 3 of us) that the grib files are not being loaded by QTVLM - Ive sent Eddie another email and will update here as and when I hear anything (if Eddie doesn't post 1st!)
  • Re: Shortened WX Downloads from Brainaids Site Update
    Board » Technical Support
    Thanks for sorting that out and for posting it Eddie!

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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
Full Rigger PARTICULARS
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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:
ARQ2 - ARCH - SUPSOL - SYC
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
WX Updates:
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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
INFOby brainaid.de
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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