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  • Re: Santorini
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Interesting Rod,
    I will check and see if I can find that.

    Ooops, wrong broswer again.

    David / Renegade

    --- Last Edited by sol at 2019-01-05 00:17:18 ---
  • Re: sailing in meta virtual winds in christmas to christmas
    Board » General Discussion
    Thank you Rainbowchaser for repairing my hyjacking a thread instead of opening a new thread.
    I did read the in-race message which you repeated here with some extra's.

    I do remember this happening sailing <sol> in the 2017 editon of the xmas-xmas.

    I think this did not happen in the 2016 edition (I sailed her then too to the finish)

    So I wonder if there are records of the changes made in the racing engine and/or in the user-interface that could be rolled back to the healthy 2016 situation.

    Apart from that I sailed <sol> into nomans-land because I expected to be stopped as the "predictor-line" was broken off at the grib-border.



    --- Last Edited by sol at 2018-12-02 10:11:45 ---
  • sailing in meta virtual winds in christmas to christmas
    Board » General Discussion
    Post annotated by RainbowChaser :
    This post was moved from the thread Why not Route du Rhum ? .
    I started <sol> in christmas to christmas and sailed her due east.
    I thought she would stop at some point. No wind, no grib, no drift --> no speed seemed a logical conclusion.

    To my big surprise she still is going. At the moment close hauled but in general cog 90.

    If you put the mouse cursor anywhere in the blank no indication of wind angle or windspeed.

    Thought it miraculous enough to share it here.

    Lacsareno

    on 2nd thought..
    there must be a grib part there but it is invisible.

    in the android client the sailing-world is bordered to kind of negative image of flash-client bordered area.

    end of rant.

    --- Last Edited by sol at 2018-11-27 11:34:11 ---
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    @bimmer


    uncheck
    qtvlm><grib><gribdrawingconfig>display grib time slider
    (clicking the windbag is shorter to uncheck this option)
    Lacsareno





    --- Last Edited by sol at 2018-11-01 13:26:53 ---
  • ALL THE TOOLS
    Board » Technical Support
    There are a number of tools external to the game that many/most people use.
    They are all developments made by keen past and present SOLers.
    I'll deal with them in calendar order, which is also more or less their usefulness.

    1. Brainaid's http://sol.brainaid.de/sailonline/toolbox/
    Just key in your boatname and password and on different pages you will find:
    - downloadable polar data
    - downloadable grib data
    - waypoint, start and finish lats/lons.
    - yacht instrument outputs (CC, TWA, TWS, TWD, LAT< LON, ETC) refreshing every time your yacht advances
    - a DC (Delayed Command) Uploader (useful if you want to enter a long series of course instructions)

    2. AGage's http://solfans.org/wxinspector/
    Just key in your boatname and password and your screen will show a facsimile of the SOL racing page with your boat advancing in the same way as on the SOL page.
    On the right hand side are a selection of Tools. Explore them all at your leisure, but have a look at Optimum Angles first.
    Click on the button, then click on VMG and down below in the dialogue screen it gives you your optimum upwind and downwind angles for the boat you are racing at that point in time. Enter the bearing to a far away destination, click on VMC and you get the optimum VMC angle to advance you in that (general) direction.

    3. maitai's and oxygen77's QtVlm downloadable via https://www.meltemus.com/index.php/en/download
    A router is a piece of software that will generate and optimum route ot sail from A to B given a boat's polar and a grib with wind (and current).
    maitai and oxygen 77 actually play a rival game called Vlm, but their router suits SOL well, especially because it features various enhancements principally through the interaction of various SOLers like Bimmer, psail, Kipper1258, kroppyer and myself with the two developers.
    Basically it allows you to prepare a route to sail in great detail which you can then convert into DCs for uploading (and go to bed/work/etc).
    There is a manual, but best is to ask questions in Chat. Replies will come quick.

    4. kroppyer's http://sol.kroppyer.nl/
    kroppyer features a tool for converting the .csv file that QtVLm generates into a file for uploading via brainaid's (or Kipper1258's, see below) utility.
    kroppyer also gives you a full explanation of SOL's quirky Performance Loss (PL on a change of course) feature, and a tool to help you calculate in advance of making a course change.


    5. Kipper1258's AGL downloadable via http://solfans.org/blog/uncategorized/dc-checker-version-3/
    This is another tool for uploading DCs.
    However, it has a graphic interface where you can view the resulting route of your DCs in to a much greater accuracy than the route you'll see in QtVLm's interface.
    Much greater accuracy because it takes full account of PL and can zoom in to an extraordinarily high magnification. Use it (with some caution) and you need never BBQ.
  • Re: Lake Vattern Sweden
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Looks like I forgot to post the second KMZ.
    Brandstorp double PYOC.

    David / Renegade
    SRC
  • Re: Help with polars ( with help of brainaid toolbox)
    Board » Technical Discussion
    @DaniLA

    I never calculate boat SOG. All the arithmetic has already been done and resulted in the polar (or polar tool as you name it?).

    If you move the cursor over the map you see in the right upper corner windspeed & direction.

    You can check on the polar what SOG, assuming the same twa, these numbers would give you.

    If you want to know the wind conditions on that spot in six hours first move the weatherforecast slider 6 hours in the future and then repeat the same.

    There are more knowledgable, real, sol'ers who are experts in polars etc. Maybe they will answer to your questions.

    Maybe a tool like 'kroppyer's SPINNACER gives more accurate answer to your speed question.
    (http://sol.kroppyer.nl/?spinnacer)

    An idea of some values and formulas you need for calculating you can find here?
    http://www.samoht.com/spa/boatperfcalc.htm

    Lacsareno


    --- Last Edited by sol at 2018-07-30 11:09:40 ---
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Dear sol rulers

    Make the fun even bigger and remove the predictorlines from all boats like you have done now for so long time for <sol>

    Lacsareno



    --- Last Edited by sol at 2018-06-26 06:21:24 ---
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    @bimmer

    This is an archive of a lot of things inclusive sourcecode. But not an executable file.

    Seems to have been made with microsoft visual studio 2004.

    Maybe one of the sol-programmers can compile the source-code into a working .exe

    yours truly Lacsareno
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    You used excel to fill in the values.
    You saved the file as a csv file.
    (Your)Excel uses by default , as field separator. (can be different per country!)
    You should use ; as field separator.

    find attached your file now with ; separator.
    Should work.

    Lacsareno

    suggestion:
    save your excel file as (MS-DOS) CSV

    suggestion 2:
    Open your polar.csv file in your favourite TEXT editor and search/replace , with ;
    Then save.


    --- Last Edited by sol at 2018-06-16 14:02:38 ---

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