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Brief description of round-the-cans practice racing

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Sailonline manual in English: The official reference.

Sailonline manual in Italian: translated by WINSTON_4.

Sailonline manual in Spanish:translated by GREATSKUA.

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Useful Resources provided by SOLers

TOOLS

brainaid's site: Detailed polars, notice of races, SOL weather in grib format, delayed command tool, and much else.

AGage's SOL Tools site: External tools for use with SOL, blog and race course GPX files. Including *Optimal Angles Tool * File for download

Kipper1258's GRIB Helper tool - AGL; a blogpost and link to a GRIB auto-downloader

kroppyer's tools for Sailonline; Online tools, files or links to useful information for racing on SOL

Satori, Dingo et al. Guide to linking Sailonline to QtVLM A beginners guide to using QtVLM for racing on Sailonline.

hmm's SOL data for some Sailonline races; some historical races where you can compare your track vs other racers

BLOGS

SOLFANS BLOGSITE for all SOLers: blog site by and for SOL fans offering in-depth analysis of SOL-related subjects

Hmm's Technical Blog: excellent explanations of the technical aspects of Sailonline from the Head of the Technical Team

76Trombone's blog 2009-2014: Race comments, handicap systems, VMG and VMC explanations.

Italian Team Academy Lessons: A semi-serious guide with tips and hints on how to SOL.

SWE54's blog: Race comments and analysis.

Tangosailing's site: Comments on races and sailonline developments in Swedish.

Sailonline Communities

Sailonline's Facebook Group: More than 200 SOLers congregate there.

NOTE: Sailonline also has a Facebook Page and presence on Twitter (click on Homepage Links).

Le forum des marins virtuels: French-speaking forum regarding virtual sailing in general.

larubiadebwr: Spanish bwr forum for SOL

Sailonline Special Series

A3 series: created in memory of SOLer AGage this is a 9-leg series circumnavigating Australia, starting and finishing in Adelaide, S Australia.

  • Leg 1 - Adelaide/Melbourne - TP52s
  • Leg 2 - Melbourne/Hobart - First 47.7
  • Leg 3 - Hobart/Sydney - Super Maxi 100
  • Leg 4 - Sydney/Gold Coast - TP52s
  • Leg 5 - Brisbane/Hamilton Is. - Class 40
  • Leg 6 - Airlie Beach/Cairns - Seacart 30
  • Leg 7 - Cairns/Darwin - 60ft Trimaran
  • Leg 8 - Darwin/Perth - Orange 125 cat
  • Leg 9 - Perth/Adelaide - VO70v4

Selection of Races Around the World

NOTE: many of these have official virtual partners so Sailonline cannot always race the sponsored/branded courses at the same time. For many Sailonline is the official virtual partner.

The Tall Ships Races A summer series of races in European waters

Vendée Globe: Single-handed non-stop round the world in Open 60s.

Barcelona World Race: Double-handed non-stop round the world race.

Golden Globe Race: Single-handed non-stop round the world.

The Ocean Race: Round the world over 10 Legs held every three years, successor to Volvo Ocean Race.

America's Cup World Series: A regular circuit of regattas, bringing Cup racing to top venues around the world.

Races in Europe

Mini Pavois: 800 NM solo in 2 legs from La Rochelle to Gijon and back in a Mini 650 in May.

Giraglia Cup: A 476 NM race from Toulon to San Remo and back in June.

Skippers D'Islande: A 1600 NM race in 3 legs between Paimpol and Reykjavik starting at the end of June.

Sjaelland Rundt: Traditionally held on the last weekend of June, Denmark's most important race circles Sjaelland Island for 230 NM.

Races in the Americas

The Vineyard, Stamford YC, CT - SOL partners with the Stamford YC in this annual first weekend of September race.

Buenos Aires - Punta des Este: A 170 NM race on the estuary of the Rio de la Plata in January.

Caribbean 600: A 600 NM race among the Caribbean islands in February.

Chicago - Mackinac: One of the great US classics. 280 NM on Lake Michigan in July.

Races in Asia-Pacific

Round North Island: A four-stage race in February around New Zealand's North Island.

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race: A 308 NM classic in April.

Round White Island: 320 NM from and to Auckland in November.

Sydney Hobart: The most important classic in the Southern hemisphere. 600 NM starting each year on 26 December.

SSANZ Triple Series: A series of three offshore races from Auckland in Jul/Aug/Sep

Rolex China Sea Race: A biennial bluewater race of 565nm from Hong Kong to Subic Bay, Philippines

Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race: Held every four years - a 5.500nm race from Melbourne, Australia, to Osaka, Japan

Races in Africa/Middle East

Vasco da Gama Race: 300 NM from Maputo to Durban.

Mauritius to Durban Yacht Race: A 1690 NM race through the Indian ocean in September.

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Races

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Current Races:

Fremantle to Bali 2022
It is time for a revival of one of Australia's iconic races, the 1427 nm long "Fremantle to Bali" race, and it's considered to be a true test of seamanship.
Last raced in 2021 Super Maxi 100, we will do it this year in a Sun Fast 3300 which is considerably slower!
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1632
INFOby brainaid.de
Sunfast 3300 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
OCQ4 - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
Race starts: Dec 04th 06:00 Registration Open!

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Baker Lake Ice Race 2022
Up north, it’s Winter, so time to put your skates on, but first you’ll have to airfreight them, your carbon spars, your mylar sails and your DN hull to Baker Lake, for a 109nm race, the first of 4 (3 to count) at high speed before the ice melts! Well inside the Arctic Circle, this is a cold, cold place, where the wind is rarely benign. No Performance Loss, so put your goggles on, wrap up well, and try to get round as quick as you can!
Race #1615
INFO by brainaid.de
DN PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: DN - SYC
Race starts: Dec 03rd 15:00 Registration Open!

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Christmas Is (Pac) to Christmas Is (Ind) 2022
Two waypoints, start and finish, and between them 5827 NM of two oceans. Not much time if we want to sit at the Christmas Eve table. You will need to maintain an average speed of over 10 knots, so prepare your Volvo70s well and choose the best of the many possible routes. Hands up everyone who knew there were TWO Christmas Islands?! OK, maybe you have sailed this Sailonline course before... but it's time to get ready for the 2022 challenge of racing between Christmas Island in the Pacific to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean! Please have fun! Fair winds!
Race #1629
INFO by brainaid.de
Volvo70 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Dec 01st 18:00 Registration Open!

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The Three Kings Race 2022
The Three Kings Offshore Race is a 520 nm challenge, in Farr 38s, from Auckland (Orakei) up and around the Three Kings Islands and then back to Auckland finishing where you started. Manawa Islands (Three Kings) are a group of 13 uninhabited islands about 25 nm northwest of Te Rerenga Wairua aka Cape Reinga. They're also about 250nm due north of Auckland, known also as the world's best diving and fishing locations (although hopefully, you won’t be fishing too much during the race, or diving for that matter) and it is just a beautiful yet rugged place that is a must see for anyone who loves the oceans.
Race #1628
INFO by brainaid.de
Farr 38 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
RACE CLOSE: Tuesday,
December 6 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Nov 27th 16:00 Registration Open!

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