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Name Dingo
Email Address johnhockings@outlook.com
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  • 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.
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Cheers, understood! :)
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Solved on my computers too.

    I have a request. I really like the feature where the loaded grib is displayed on the QtVlm window header. It's a great easy check to make sure you are routing with the correct grib.

    I wonder if it is possible to also include up here the boat polar which is loaded? This would mean that is very easy to double check both current grib and polar before routing.

    Perhaps though the real estate in the header is too limited if a number of gribs are loaded at once?

    The reason I ask is because a number of us old-timers have been known to route with the wrong polar if we are sailing a couple of races at the same time. ;)

    --- Last Edited by Dingo at 2017-12-15 00:31:41 ---
  • Re: Start times
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    I think Simemali has made some good points. :)
  • Re: Start times
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    Thanks Richard.
  • Start times
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    Hi, I am seeking your thoughts on start times. Whilst I understand that some start times are set by a buddy-up, and perhaps logistically with the Timed Races, I am wondering why some other races start some 30 minutes before a WX update (eg The Valetta race).

    Given that we have SOLers spread across many many time zones, this practice almost certainly ensures quite a few SOLers need to not only get up at two or three in the morning, but further, have to stay awake for another half an hour and re-do all their DCs to cope with the new WX.

    If however the race started 30 minutes after the WX, the problem would disappear. Maybe there is some other reason for races to start 30 minutes before a WX and I have missed it.

    cheers
    Dingo
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    5.6-1 loaded, let's see how she goes.

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After a 46 day break it's time to resume our 2018 40' series championship.
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Race #1128
INFO by brainaid.de
60ft Trimaran Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
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ALT CLIENT: Classic
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Sunfast 3600 Particulars
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Ranking: SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
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