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Name Dingo
Email Address johnhockings@outlook.com
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  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi Andrew, unless I'm not following your instructions correctly, that doesn't seem to happen to me.
  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    The Rustler
    She's a conservative boat,
    and she'll stay afloat,
    through storms and high seas,
    with the wind in the trees.
    She'll guide an ol' fart,
    eyes on the chart,
    with a nose for the hustle
    and the wind up her bustle.

    Dingo
  • Re: Interesting videos on the Beru to Bora Bora race
    Board » General Discussion
    Glad they're useful :)
  • Interesting videos on the Beru to Bora Bora race
    Board » General Discussion
    This is a great doco about these early Pacific voyages. When I was on Kiribati in the early seventies, I helped a bit with the construction of the float (ama) for this voyaging canoe, and went for a sail on her.

    The video is here. It is great viewing for anyone doing this race.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kmrO9ct8qw

    The first two parts of the video are here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6YPFYtIOww
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xme7iuWhh58

    The floats for the canoes used to be salvaged large logs which had drifted down from Canada or the NW of the States..light softwoods. Because the Brits banned voyaging in 1910 or so, they didn't have any logs.

    Hence, the first float was of hardwood and proved to have too little buoyancy and too much weight. They subsequently built a plywood one which you see in most of the video.

    This in turn proved too buoyant, so we had to strengthen the platform joining the float to the canoe. That was the stage I was involved in, in a small way. But it was great fun to be involved, and even more fun to sail on her.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    I'll be sailing SOTP for this series, and will abide by those rules.
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    In the initial notes for this race, SOTP was described as: "Seat Of The Pants (SOTP) with no outside assistance from routing software or other external aids, relying solely on the SOL predictor line and dead reckoning for navigation." However, some here have mentioned they will sail SOTP but also use WX Inspector for example.

    Is there a race note or similar which clearly states what may be used if one sails SOTP for this race? cheers.
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Question for someone who might know the answer. Say you save a route in QT from a previous WX and routing, and then load an updated WX and do a new routing.

    You can then play the new grib forward and check the progress of the boat along both the new route and the old one, and compare progress.

    My question is, is the progress of the boat along the old saved route correct and adapted to the new grib, or is it just misleading and not adapted to the new grib?

    cheers
    Dingo
  • Re: Sol/Brainaid/Expedition
    Board » Technical Support
    Try always using 127.0.0.1 in Expedition no matter what the brainaid proxy gives you. And port 5010, yes.
  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    A keen young SOLer named Mouth,
    Had entered a race way down south.
    But by five in the morning,
    He could see he was yawning,
    So he took a long nap on the couch.
  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    Trying making a poem with Mouthansar,
    His name uses up a whole stanza,
    But down in the south, where he's shortened to Mouth,
    He's more well known than Mario Lanza.

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Finland-Sweden Archipelago Raid 2018
In 2013 SOLer "JakeS" in collaboration with "Smo" created our own version of the extreme Archipelago Raid catamaran race. The real race is considered a "nightmare and great adventure" so in this, our fourth running of this 415nm challenge, our determination and abilities will again be truly tested!
Race #1202
INFO by brainaid.de
F18 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Dec 21st 15:00 Registration Open!
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2018 40' Series Championship Race 12 – Lets Get out of this Country 2
Ok folks – Welcome to the 12th and final race in this amazing 40' series.
For this race, SRC have chosen "Let's get out of this country Leg 2" from 2011.
And this second leg of SOLer JuJu's Dufour 40 cruise from England to Spain, goes from Aber Wrach in Brittany in France to Coruna in Spain (351nm) and via Gijon, where Zeno made a stopover.
The Bay of Biscay awaits!!
The Race Conditions contains NOR, particulars, polars and a list of used boats, and will be updated for each race in 2018, so please read it to avoid disqualification.

40' Series 2018 – Race Conditions (updated)

Race # 1201
INFOfrom brainaid.de
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
2018 40CH - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday, 19. December at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: Dec 14th 17:00 Registration Closed
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Maui to Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy 2018
From the beaches of Maui to Russia's Cold War submarine base, 2311nm away - join us as we race SOL's venerable TP52 across the North Pacific.
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1195
INFOby brainaid.de
TP52 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
OCCH - OCQ4 - SUPSOL - SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday,
December 19 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Dec 02nd 17:00 Registration Closed
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Christmas to Christmas Island 2018
Welcome to Sailonline’s race to Christmas! 5,827nm in Volvo 70s provides a sailing adventure for the run up to the festive season. Our race takes us from Christmas Island in the Pacific to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocea – how many of you knew there were two?! Many routing options so please have fun! Fair winds!
Race #1199
INFO by brainaid.de
Volvo 70_v4 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: SYC
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Dec 01st 16:00 Registration Open!
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Golden Globe Race 2018 - Leg 2 Storm Bay to Les-Sables d'Olonne
Welcome to Leg 2 of Sailonline's virtual version of the 2018 Golden Globe Race. After a brief respite in Storm Bay, Tasmania, of a minimum of 90 minutes after arrival, we are now racing across the Pacific, round Cape Horn and home to Les-Sables d'Olonne.
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.
Race #1181
INFO by brainaid.de
Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: GGR
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Sep 15th 12:00 Registration Open!
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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
INFO by brainaid.de
Rustler 36 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: GGR
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Jul 01st 10:00 Registration Closed
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