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Name captjack1942
Email Address captjack1942@gmail.com
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  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    For the last couple of months I've been using a Samsung Chromebook. Finally got around to trying the HTML client in the last few days. My computer is running Chrome Version 79.0.3945.119, Official Build (64 bit). For the most part I like the new client, but I have a couple of things that bug me.
    Mainly the weather slider seems a bit too complex where the weather is loaded in 2 hours to 6 hour increments.
    Also I can't seem to get the scroll keys to control the slider in in anything but full auto-play. In the flash client I can easily click on the the slider and and run through the full weather download in 10 minute increments just by using the scroll keys. It would be nice to be able to do the same in the new client.
    So far...great work, Devs.
  • Re: End of Flash PLayer
    Board » General Discussion
    Antares, if you go to: http://www.sailonline.org/board/thread/16404/wanted-testers-new-client/?page=1#post-16439
    You will see there is already work on new HTML client. And, you can be a tester! :-))
  • Re: blocked from races
    Board » Technical Support
    Thanks..I thought it was weird that the home page would load, but the races wouldn't, guess I'll just go to bed and hope to wake up later.
  • blocked from races
    Board » Technical Support
    When I tried to go to any active race I get this notice. "The server returned an error. If this problem persists please contact the administrators."
  • Adobe Flash being phased out.
    Board » General Discussion
    Some of you like me may have noticed a change in how Chrome handles Flash. If you use Chrome browser, when you open chrome and then go to open a race you get a small banner that says something like "this site requires flash" click to install Flash Player. You then have to click an "allow" button.
    In digging around Google I found:
    this

    This works for now but:
    goodbye flash

    Seeing has how the SOL Race Engine runs on Flash., how is this going to effect us after next year?
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    urls changed to links to prevent column overlap

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2019-10-23 09:53:56 ---
  • Re: Carib Rum Run 2018
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    I be El Ron Contrabandista if ye please and I'll be El Ron Contrabandista if ye don't please.

    ye shall be El Ron C as 'tis my pleasure!
    _______________

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2018-09-15 12:39:56 ---
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Me too...of course I always do SOL SOTP. Sir Robin did not have GRIB files nor routing software. He did have a wind vane and the Atkin's design could be trimmed to hold a wind angle course. Don't know if any of the Original GGR boats had one but the old Tiller Master were popular 40~50 years ago.
    https://tinyurl.com/ybk3brlm
    https://tinyurl.com/y87tcqv2
    The Tiller Master was easy to use and easy to fix. Usually the only thing that broke was the feed-back cord, a replacement could be made with whipping cord. In Baja once I found a screen door spring that worked to replace a broken spring. It could hold a better course than any deck ape in all but the very roughest conditions.
    They did have shortwave radio, so they could get time for navigation and weather info and warnings from WWV, WWVH and similar stations in Europe and Australia.
    I challenge skippers like Kipper, rafa, bonknhoot, rumskib,Sadlersailing, longreacher, kenza, etc. to put down the routing software and join us SOTP sailors. That could be interesting. :-)
  • Chrome browser to tag non-HTTPS sites.
    Board » General Discussion
    "For the past several years, we’ve moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption. And within the last year, we’ve also helped users understand that HTTP sites are not secure by gradually marking a larger subset of HTTP pages as “not secure”. Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”.
    https://security.googleblog.com/2018/02/a-secure-web-is-here-to-stay.html

    That's only 5 months away. I use chrome a lot, especially for SOL. They will probably run a notice that the site is not secure and ask if you want to proceed. Still it could be a nuisance if one is in a hurry to change course to avoid BBQ.
    I'm not a coder so I don't really know what it takes to switch addresses. Just think it might be important.
  • Re: How to be disqualified in the 40'series
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Championships
    I have a hard time reading the polar graphs presented in the "how to be disqualified" page. I had thought to look at brainaid's tools for a more detailed look. But, alas...Brain says I must be registered in the race to see the polar.
    Why can't we just see text file polars? There must be some somewhere, how else do the folks who use routers load the polar files to decide which boat to use?
  • Re: CARIB RUM RUN 2017
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Arrrgh...I be once again as always: El Ron Contrabandista.

    rhum be the best kind o' contraband - yer shall have yer choice, matey

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2017-09-12 18:54:11 ---

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San Francisco Bay 2020
Many a Sailonline race has started or finished at San Francisco's Golden Gate, but never have we raced inside The Bridge on The Bay. This 27nm sprint corrects that oversight with a fine sight-seeing tour past Alcatraz, Yerba Buena, Brooks and East Marin Island. Our rarely raced Fox 9.50 is your boat of choice. She's a nippy little thing. Enjoy!
Race #1369
INFO by brainaid.de
Fox 9.50 Particulars
NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking:
SPRCH - SUPSOL - SPRQ3 - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Sep 26th 19:00 Registration Open!
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A3 2020 Leg 8 - Darwin to Perth
In 2012 Sailonline lost one of its more remarkable racers, Aaron Gage, the creator of the Flash client and all-round awesome human being. In his memory, Tyger created a superb series of races around the island of Australia - the A3 (Agage's Around Australia) Series. This race is Leg 8 of the series - a race of 1860nm in Orange 125ft Catamarans from the laid back north to the booming mining capital and yachting centre of Perth in the south of the state of Western Australia.
Race #1386
INFO from brainaid.de
Orange 125ft Catamaran Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: A3 - SYC
ALT CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Sep 22nd 21:00 Registration Open!
HTML5 Client (beta) GO TO RACE

Foveaux Strait TIMED Race 2020
Welcome to southern New Zealand, and welcome to this TIMED race through the South Island’s Foveaux Strait. According to a Maori legend, the strait was created by Kewa the obedient whale when traditional Maori ancestor Kiwa summoned the whale to create a waterway. It is a rough and often treacherous stretch of water. Our 98nm quadrangular course goes around some small islands in the strait. To zoom around these islands in style, we will pull our Seacart 30s out of the shed and let them fly. Enjoy!
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run.
Race #1375
INFO by brainaid.de
Seacart30 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING:
TRCH-SUPSOL-TRQ3-SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
RACE CLOSE: Monday,
27 September at 2300utc
Race starts: Sep 14th 12:00 Registration Open!
HTML5 Client (beta) GO TO RACE

Carib Rum Run 2020

Welcome to the Caribbean and Sailonline's 2020 Pirate Name PRIZE race, running with Bart's Bash and ahead of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19 September. This is a 1759nm slalom through the rum islands of the Caribbean, for the first time in a Clipper, collecting barrels from the region's distilleries and carrying them to the rum-parched beaches of Cancun, Mexico. If ye scurvy swabs are up ter it, then ye be invited to attire yerselves in a piratical disguise by becoming an SYC Member and requesting to change your boat name for this race only!
Race #1384
INFO from brainaid.de
Clipper 240 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Sep 10th 17:00 Registration Closed
HTML5 Client (beta) GO TO RACE

Melbourne to Osaka 2020
Welcome to Melbourne for Sailonline's Melbourne to Osaka 2020 Double Handed Yacht Race - a 5000 nautical mile 2-handed yacht race and the only one running from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere. This year we're racing the Riptide 50. It could be a long race!
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1372
INFO by brainaid.de
Riptide 50 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCCH - OCQ3 - SUPSOL - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Sep 01st 19:00 Registration Closed
HTML5 Client (beta) GO TO RACE

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