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Useful Resources provided by SOLers

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brainaid's site: Detailed polars, notice of races, SOL weather in grib format, delayed command tool, and much else.

AGage's SOL Tools site: External tools for use with SOL, blog and race course GPX files. Including *Optimal Angles Tool * File for download

Kipper1258's GRIB Helper tool - AGL; a blogpost and link to a GRIB auto-downloader

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Satori, Dingo et al. Guide to linking Sailonline to QtVLM A beginners guide to using QtVLM for racing on Sailonline.

hmm's SOL data for some Sailonline races; some historical races where you can compare your track vs other racers

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SOLFANS BLOGSITE for all SOLers: blog site by and for SOL fans offering in-depth analysis of SOL-related subjects

Hmm's Technical Blog: excellent explanations of the technical aspects of Sailonline from the Head of the Technical Team

76Trombone's blog 2009-2014: Race comments, handicap systems, VMG and VMC explanations.

Italian Team Academy Lessons: A semi-serious guide with tips and hints on how to SOL.

SWE54's blog: Race comments and analysis.

Tangosailing's site: Comments on races and sailonline developments in Swedish.

Sailonline Communities

Sailonline's Facebook Group: More than 200 SOLers congregate there.

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Le forum des marins virtuels: French-speaking forum regarding virtual sailing in general.

larubiadebwr: Spanish bwr forum for SOL

Sailonline Special Series

A3 series: created in memory of SOLer AGage this is a 9-leg series circumnavigating Australia, starting and finishing in Adelaide, S Australia.

  • Leg 1 - Adelaide/Melbourne - TP52s
  • Leg 2 - Melbourne/Hobart - First 47.7
  • Leg 3 - Hobart/Sydney - Super Maxi 100
  • Leg 4 - Sydney/Gold Coast - TP52s
  • Leg 5 - Brisbane/Hamilton Is. - Class 40
  • Leg 6 - Airlie Beach/Cairns - Seacart 30
  • Leg 7 - Cairns/Darwin - 60ft Trimaran
  • Leg 8 - Darwin/Perth - Orange 125 cat
  • Leg 9 - Perth/Adelaide - VO70v4

Selection of Races Around the World

NOTE: many of these have official virtual partners so Sailonline cannot always race the sponsored/branded courses at the same time. For many Sailonline is the official virtual partner.

The Tall Ships Races A summer series of races in European waters

Vendée Globe: Single-handed non-stop round the world in Open 60s.

Barcelona World Race: Double-handed non-stop round the world race.

Golden Globe Race: Single-handed non-stop round the world.

The Ocean Race: Round the world over 10 Legs held every three years, successor to Volvo Ocean Race.

America's Cup World Series: A regular circuit of regattas, bringing Cup racing to top venues around the world.

Races in Europe

Mini Pavois: 800 NM solo in 2 legs from La Rochelle to Gijon and back in a Mini 650 in May.

Giraglia Cup: A 476 NM race from Toulon to San Remo and back in June.

Skippers D'Islande: A 1600 NM race in 3 legs between Paimpol and Reykjavik starting at the end of June.

Sjaelland Rundt: Traditionally held on the last weekend of June, Denmark's most important race circles Sjaelland Island for 230 NM.

Races in the Americas

The Vineyard, Stamford YC, CT - SOL partners with the Stamford YC in this annual first weekend of September race.

Buenos Aires - Punta des Este: A 170 NM race on the estuary of the Rio de la Plata in January.

Caribbean 600: A 600 NM race among the Caribbean islands in February.

Chicago - Mackinac: One of the great US classics. 280 NM on Lake Michigan in July.

Races in Asia-Pacific

Round North Island: A four-stage race in February around New Zealand's North Island.

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race: A 308 NM classic in April.

Round White Island: 320 NM from and to Auckland in November.

Sydney Hobart: The most important classic in the Southern hemisphere. 600 NM starting each year on 26 December.

SSANZ Triple Series: A series of three offshore races from Auckland in Jul/Aug/Sep

Rolex China Sea Race: A biennial bluewater race of 565nm from Hong Kong to Subic Bay, Philippines

Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race: Held every four years - a 5.500nm race from Melbourne, Australia, to Osaka, Japan

Races in Africa/Middle East

Vasco da Gama Race: 300 NM from Maputo to Durban.

Mauritius to Durban Yacht Race: A 1690 NM race through the Indian ocean in September.

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Races

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Current Races:

Lanzarote to Grenada 2021
It should be a great time of year to sail the third Ocean race of this Quarter in our luxurious Xp55 from the Canaries 2865nm down to the lush Caribbean island of Grenada, famed for its rum, spices and chocolate. Serious chocoholics can even sign up for a tour, which includes a scrumptious three-course lunch spotlighting chocolate in every course.
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1442
INFOby brainaid.de
Xp55 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
OCCH-OCQ1-SUPERSOL-SYC
Race starts: Mar 08th 21:00 Registration Open!

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CCA Delivery Cruise 2N 2021 - Halifax NS - Clarenville

Welcome again to (virtual) delivery cruising. Those arriving from Sandwich MA have refuelled and reprovisioned and are ready to join join local boats now departing for Clarenville, sailing north around Newfoundland. Our challenge is to look ahead at the long range weather models and select the best weather window for departure promising fair prevailing breezes without encountering major storms in the Gulf of St Lawrence funneling into the Strait of Belle Isle against the south flowing Labrador Current. If we have settled weather in the Strait, we may even be able to anchor briefly to visit L’Anse aux Meadows, the restored viking site that may have been Leif Erikson’s 1001 AD Markland settlement. You may start at any time after 1900utc on 6 March, to arrive in Clarenville by 2300utc on 9 April.
Race #1419
INFO by brainaid.de
Santa Cruise 52 PARTICULARS
Passport Cruise 40 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: NONE
Race starts: Mar 06th 19:00 Registration will open soon

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San Diego Islands Race 2021

Sailonline is partnered with San Diego Yacht Club for the 2021 Islands Race. This year we are racing TP52s to compete against the real crews in the 132nm course from Long Beach, around the Catalina Islands to San Diego.
Race #1435
INFO by brainaid.de
TP52 PARTICULARS
NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Mar 05th 21:00 Registration Open!

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San Sebastian to La Rochelle 2021
Once again, our SOL race will be shared with a group of Polish sailors, representing one of the stages of their Virtual Training Cruise around Europe. 171 nm in Delphia 47s across the not always calm Bay of Biscay from San Sebastian to La Rochelle will undoubtedly be one to test their skills. Welcome/Witajcie and we wish you all fair winds.
Race #1441
INFOby brainaid.de
Delphia 47 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Mar 05th 17:00 Registration Open!

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Naples Triangle 2021
It's back to the Mediterranean again for round 3 of our SYC Championships over a 342nm course designed by our very own ita10267 who also is our organizing source for the super detailed hires wrf forecasts we are using to power our Carkeek 40s… from Naples, round the islands of Ustica and Stromboli and back to Naples to finish off the island of Capri. Divertiti!
Race #1426
INFOby brainaid.de
Carkeek 40 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
SYQ1 - SYCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
Race starts: Mar 02nd 14:00 Registration Open!

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Bora Experience 2021
Visit the Adriatic Sea for Bora Experience 2021.
Bora winds are feared by local sailors and tend to blow most strongly during the winter months, reaching record speeds above 200 km/h (125 mph). In our virtual Seascape 18 we fear not, and you are invited to race from Venice to Dubrovnik, navigating between the islands along the Croatian coast.
Race #1448
INFO by brainaid.de
Seascape 18 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
March 7 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Feb 27th 16:00 Registration Open!

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New Hebrides Slalom 2021
Welcome… back to the carved-out coastal backdrop of New Caledonia’s opencast nickel mines, for a quick getaway in elegant Italia 14.98's to the islands of the Coral Sea across the Loyaute Basin and on via a mazy zig-zag north to a finish line in exotic Vanuatu's Big Bay. Only 578nm; enjoy!
Race #1425
INFOby brainaid.de
Italia 14.98 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
SYQ1 - SYCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Thursday,
March 4 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Feb 23rd 18:00 Registration Closed

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CCA Delivery Cruise 1 2021 - Sandwich MA to Halifax NS

The Cruising Club of America invites you to join them on a (virtual) delivery cruise starting from Sandwich, Massachusetts, the oldest town on Cape Cod in the USA to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, some 354nm away. Once we clear the tip of Cape Cod at Race Point our rhumb line course will be 70 deg T for 225nm across the Gulf of Maine to Cape Sable NS, so the best delivery departure window for sparing the crew and gear pounding into a northeast winter gale across Browns Bank will likely be following a frontal passage with strong favorable westerly winds. You may choose one of two boats, both tailored for cruising and new to Sailonline's boathouse, so flip a coin, study their Particulars sheets and make ready! You may start at any time after 1900utc on 8 February 2021 and you must arrive in Halifax by 4 March at 2300utc.
Race #1417
INFO by brainaid.de
Santa Cruise 52 PARTICULARS
Passport Cruise 40 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: NONE
Race starts: Feb 08th 19:00 Registration Open!

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Haifa to Sao Vicente - 2021 ESRW - Leg 1
Welcome to bonknhoot’s alternative round the world race, there where it is wide, in six legs, following the setting sun – the ESRW Equatorial Sailonline Round the World Race; equatorial to differentiate it from more traditional antarctical circumnavigations. Expect then to cross the equator frequently, although on this 3500nm first leg from Haifa to the Cape Verdes in Ker 40s you should probably stay north of it. Being a proper ocean race, there are no intermediate waypoints, but please try to leave Tangiers to port anyway.
Race #1427
INFO by brainaid.de
Ker 40 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: ESRW - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Thursday,
March 4 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Feb 05th 16:00 Registration Closed

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