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  • Re: Anyone still using BWR? Gribs not loading
    Board » Technical Support
    I still continue using BWR. Version 2.1 to be precise.
    I can use the grib-files from brainaids site without problem.
    Using grib-files as downloaded with "autogrib" is impossible.
    Grib-file downloaded with zygrib using the same parameters works well. But direct way via brainaid is more convenient.

    After a clean install of BWR I inserted into the route GPS-position as start point.
    Before I start a following "optimize" I open the route again and edit again the starting point. Only then then beginpoint of optimization is correct.

    BWR forum is closed so could not ask for a reaction.
    Well this works for me. And I am a happy BWR user.

    I close the GPS before exit/save BWR. If I forget that some inpredictable things can happen.

    yours truly

    --- Last Edited by sol at 2017-11-11 23:51:36 ---
  • Re: <b> Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 possible?<b>
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race Calendar
    Sailonline regularly races around the world, choosing starts/finishes from appropriate locations. The start leg of our SWR from Alicante to Lisbon seemed rather short, so SRC in consultation with senior SOL management decided in the absence of a pre-existing option on the course you see which, by its zig-zag nature, gives the opportunity to by-pass various ports in the Mediterranean before finishing in Lisbon.

    --- Last Edited by sol at 2017-10-19 09:07:24 ---
  • Re: Firefox Browser and Sailonline
    Board » Technical Support
    If/when I use firefox-64bit sailonline races did funny things.. flash crashing totally was maybe the best laugh.

    I got back to firefox-32bit and all problems were gone.

    I use this link for downloading the latest flashplayer,


  • What is sol-server sending/filtering to clients?
    Board » Technical Discussion
    I experimented with using the classic client, the now 'normal' client and the android client. Logging in as <sol> all three give different results.
    Using the android still shows your position; but now exactly at the point between 'past' track and start of predictor line (if logged in as <sol> after start of race)
    Obviously there has been some adaptations in the android. You only see now COG; no longer twa: or speed: (labels are still there but no longer value's.)

    More interesting is the difference in using brainaids NMEA-proxy versus autogribloader.

    In navmonpc and qtvlm no AIS results when using autogribloader.
    When using brainaids NMEA-proxy still ais for all or selected boats in navmonpc and qtvlm.

    Apart from this all I think giving <sol> and <guest> a ranking of 99999 or -1 is totally sufficient. Crippling intentionally all other navigation instruments is overkill.


  • Sol'd Bermuda to Boston & Barque90 to Kotka
    Board » General Discussion
    ZULU 16:39 <sol> hit the finishline @#43.4
    near Boston.

    Not bad after a delayed start of 2hours57minutes.

    Why SOL management, why only on the android-client all navigation is available.

    That the ranking = #-1 or #99999 is not interestin for tis very recreational skipper.


    for the next record
    On 19:00:00 zulu 26th june 2017
    <sol> finished in Alaska to SF.

    Virtual ranking between #145 and #146.


    --- Last Edited by sol at 2017-06-26 19:03:16 ---
    14th july 2018,
    And did hit the finishline in
    The Tall Ships Races 2017 - Race 1 - Halmstad to Kotka
    some time ago being around #35th barque90 to do that.

    --- Last Edited by sol at 2017-07-14 16:12:34 ---

    --- Last Edited by sol at 2017-07-14 16:14:33 ---
  • Re: Anyone still using BWR? Gribs not loading
    Board » Technical Support
    Bimmer :)
    Wondering keeps the mind in healthy alertness. Good for you.

    The answer on your question is yes.

    (And its Lacsareno; not Lascareno).
    (Excuse and sorry for this off-topic lines.)
  • Bluewater router
    Board » Technical Support
    Maybe this is interresting for some router-users.

    BWR 2.10 is out.

    I downloaded it.
    No problems with brainaids grib files anymore.

    I use windows 10 and had to change in preferences the references to default directories before for example <CTRL+G> opened the right directory.

    yours truly

    --- Last Edited by sol at 2017-05-10 14:24:42 ---
  • Re: Sol'd Florida Rum Runners Regatta
    Board » General Discussion
    ZULU 16:54 <sol> crossed the finish in the Florida Rum Runners Regatta after #82 and 2.5 miles in front of #83.

    Curiouser and curiouser: in the 'normal' client nearly every navigation tool is disabled. No position, no predictor line etc. And <send command> not working.

    in the 'classic client' , 'send command' works nicely.

    This time I saw the android-client added on the sol-main page. Downloaded and tried it:
    Surprise surprise everything visible all working.. and clicking on another boat gives cog twa and speed of that boat!! That is something you could only get with tedious arithmetic and guessing in the two browser-clients.

    Maybe worthwile to use the android-client as base for a new browser-client. Would solve the to be expected problems when not any browser anylonger supports the adobe flashplayer?

    yours truly Lacsareno.

  • Re: Red Dot on the Ocean
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Hi Richard,
    This sounds good to me. Let me know if you need anything from me in the next day or two. I have minimal online time on weekends, but should have some tomorrow, Monday (16:00UTC) at the latest.

  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Viva Philippe and all.

    New bug on qT version 5.4.9-beta4.

    After some days the Grib values disappear from the Plot Chart - pls see attached files.

    A Big Hug


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