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  • Re: Installing AGL in Linux
    Board » Technical Support
    Do you see the first (configuration tuning) window just fine or do the errors show up even before that?

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    ij.
  • Re: ESRW - a proper RTW race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    'last legs'
  • Re: ESRW - a proper RTW race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    more legs
  • ESRW - a proper RTW race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    SRC probably has enough race proposals to last a lifetime, but, if we agree that long distance ocean races are the lifeblood of SOL, then perhaps we could do with some more variety in this category.

    I am no fan of Google Earth as a route-creating tool, but, when I came across GEPath1_4_6.exe to make life easier, it motivated me enough to want to convert my ideas into .kml files.

    There are a number of them. I'll deal with the first one now.

    For a long time, I have felt that these races down the Atlantic, around that southern island and back up are badly described as "round-the-world". Round Antarctic seems more accurate with a leg to get there and another to get home again (if you're French).

    A proper round-the-world race surely should attempt to circumnavigate the globe there where it is wide, so either a round hugging equatorial latitudes, or a spin hugging one or other meridian from North to South and another back from South to North, or the other way around.

    The stumbling block of course is that made-up races are not 'real' races, but does that really matter?

    Also I am conscious of a certain distaste for in-course marks among sections of our ocean racing community, so my first proposal, a race in six legs chasing the setting sun, has none. This results in some finish lines being far from square to the line of approach from final coastal obstacles, but with legs of on average around 3500nm that hardly matters, and, a plus point, it makes life easy for the course planner as well.

    Here then I give you the ESRW, the Equatorial SOL Round-The-World Race.

    ESRW-I - Haifa to Sao Vicente - 3400nm
    ESRW-II - Sao Vicente to Colon - 3200nm
    ESRW-III - Panama to Honolulu - 4600nm
    ESRW-IV - Honolulu to Port Noumea - 3350nm
    ESRW-V - Port Noumea to Singapore - 3950nm
    ESRW-VI - Singapore to Kuwait - 3600nm

    Some highlights.
    The race starts off the coast that is home to the world's first monotheistic religion and finishes off a coast where the world's most recent monotheistic religion is the dominant faith.
    I considered Port Said at the entrance to the Suez Canal as the final destination, but felt that we would have more fun sailing up the Persian Gulf than dito up the Red Sea. As a result, the circumnavigation is slightly less complete.
    The furthest South of the equator our course takes us Port Noumea on New Caledonia.
    The furthest North is Haifa, our departure point.
    Three of our ports of call lie within 10 degrees either side of the Equator.
    Colon and Panama, either side of the Canal (we will not sail the canal), and Singapore.

    Pick a fast boat. I suspect the wind will be all over the place, so a Mono 90 or a Maxi 100 perhaps, for both up- and downwind performance.

    bonk(ers)

    PS As before this attaching files isn't going terribly well, so 'bear with'
  • Re: question
    Board » Technical Support
    1. Bend both knees
    2. Stretch them very quickly
    3. Simultaneously swing high both arms

    LacSareno
  • Re: wx file
    Board » Technical Support
    @batatabh
    Why do you need a 15 day grib?
    If you know the answer to that you have the answer to your question.

    Sincerely yours,
    LacSareno
  • Re: Boat type for Sprint series ...
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Hi Skovser,
    Sorry, I don't get into the forums much and just saw this.
    I apologize for not being adequately familiar with boat types, but we have a list of lesser used boats and try to include them in races.

    So, sometimes you may see selections such as this. Otherwise, we try to sprinty boats in the sprint races.

    David / Renegade / SRC.
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    downloadlink with ellipses (...) does not work in firefox. This is the long one
    https://1drv.ms/f/s!Aja_DCq4emxRlVJ_dCSWAvFAx3km
    or
    Short Link

    Lacsareno


    --- Last Edited by sol at 2020-03-07 07:24:13 ---
  • SRC Candidate - Advertisement
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    The Sailonline Race Committee has a membership position open to all SOL participants. The time involved and the skill required can be minimal - or a lot - depending on how much an individual wants to contribute. Any help would be appreciated. Further details will be provided on request. Thank you. Expressions of interest to src@sailonline.org .
  • Re: ipads, SOL and QtVlm
    Board » Technical Support
    GPS2IP by CapsicumDreams?

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