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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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Van Isle 360 2019 Clockwise
Welcome back to Vancouver and the 525nm delightful course designed by SOLer fastpassage39. This is a tricky race, combining tight channels and open water which our TP 52 will love, and this year we'll do it CLOCKWISE!!!
Race #1238
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China Sea 200 Dash
RHKYC (Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club) is once again our "Buddy" in this, their fourth edition of the China Sea 200 Dash race. It's the first time this race is done by SOL, so we don't know what to expect!
RHKYC is writing about this race: "The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club cordially invites entries to the fourth China Sea 200 Dash, a Category 3 offshore race with life raft using virtual marks to create a course which starts and finishes in Hong Kong waters. The intent is to help boats get tuned-up and their crews ready for night sailing before the start of the Puerto Galera Yacht Race 2019."
SOL is racing a 127 NM course in our TP 52's.
Race #1237
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Race starts: Mar 23rd 01:00 Registration Closed
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Hook Island TIMED Race 2019
The 2nd race of the 2019/Q1 Timed Race Championship is a 64nm race amongst the Aussie Islands between Hook and St Bees in Far East 28R's
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Race #1224
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Far East 28R Particulars
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: TRCH – TRQ1 – SUPSOL - SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
RACE CLOSE: 31 March at 2300utc
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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
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Race starts: Sep 15th 12:00 Registration Open!
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