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10 September 2018

‘Tis time for our annual Pirate frenzy – for the 8th year Sailonline takes inspiration from International Talk Like a Pirate Day (19 September) to change our boatnames, start speaking pirate lingo and race around the islands of the Caribbean during hurricane season, visiting several world class rum distilleries and in pursuit of our Carib Rum Run PRIZEs. It is tremendous fun and while our navsim skills may not improve that much during the course of the event, our ability to talk like a pirate surely does! Sailonline's race this year starts on 15 September at 1600utc and will open shortly for pre-race practice.

Since the death of Andrew “Bart” Simpson in San Francisco in 2013 and the subsequent founding of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation in his memory, commemorated every year by a global day of sailing, known as Barts Bash in early September, we also promote this sailing charity during this race.

The Carib Rum Run is always a PRIZE race and this year there are more prizes than ever.

1. The race winner, wherever they are in the world, will receive a Nauticalia replica of Captain Cook’s chart Magnifier, donated (and posted) by RainbowChaser:

2. The first non-SYC member to finish will receive a prize of a one-year membership of SYC sponsored by the Sailonline Yacht Club under this year’s SYC Membership Pay Forward scheme (anyone interested in being a sponsor in this wonderful scheme please contact coord@sailonline.org).

3. Each member of our winning podium will receive 12 months membership of SYC (or a 12 months extension of it, if they are already members!).

JOIN THE SYC TO RACE WITH A PIRATE NAME:
SYC Members only may request that their SOL boatname is changed to something piratical for this race! All info is here . Such a boatname change for this one race will not change your login credentials or affect your SYC rankings. You may join SYC at any time before race finish!

Useful Links:
Talk Like a Pirate.com
How to Talk Like a Pirate
Pirate Name Generator

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A-OI!!! Winter storms may be hurtling across the Shetland Islands but nothing will stop preparations for this year's season of firey festivals. As is our tradition, Sailonline will be racing to Lerwick to (virtually) take part in the Up Helly Aa festivities there which take place this year on Tuesday, 29 January. SAILING NOTE: Gruney may be approached from any direction but must be passed for rounding purposes as indicated on the chart.
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RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run.
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0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
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ALT. CLIENT: Classic
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Golden Globe Race 2018 - Leg 2 Storm Bay to Les-Sables d'Olonne
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DO NOT START TOO EARLY
If you raced Leg 1 then you MUST wait 90 minutes before starting this leg. The penalty for starting Leg 2 before finishing Leg 1 is NO RANKING. The penalty for starting Leg 2 within 90 minutes of finishing Leg 1 is 5x the time you started too early.
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Golden Globe Race - Leg 1 to Storm Bay
Welcome, all, to the 2018 Golden Globe Race and Sailonline’s virtual version of this iconic 50th anniversary rerun of 1968’s first ever non-stop single-handed round-the-world race in yachts and with technology in keeping with that historic time.
To reflect the challenge being undertaken by the real racers, as announced previously, SOL invites all who feel so inclined to add their boat name to the post in FORUM declaring you will race by the proverbial "Seat Of The Pants" (SOTP) with no outside assistance from routing software or other external aids, BEFORE THE STARTING GUN IS FIRED.
To simulate the real race which features a 90 minute minimum stopover in Storm Bay, SOL’s online version has been divided into two legs. This first leg then is from Les Sables-d’Olonne to Storm Bay. When the leaders approach Storm Bay, Leg 2 from thence back to Les Sables via Cape Horn, will open. YOU MAY NOT START LEG 2 UNTIL AT LEAST 90 MINUTES AFTER FINISHING LEG 1. The penalty for starting Leg 2 before finishing Leg 1 is NO RANKING. The penalty for starting Leg 2 within 90 minutes of finishing Leg 1 is 5x the time you started too early.
DO NOT START TOO EARLY!
Fair winds and good luck!!
Race #1154
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