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Sailonline manual in English: The official reference.

Sailonline manual in Italian: translated by WINSTON_4.

Sailonline manual in Spanish:translated by GREATSKUA.

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Useful Resources provided by SOLers

TOOLS

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

kroppyer's tools for Sailonline; Online tools, files or links to useful information for racing on SOL

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

BLOGS

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.

NOTE: Sailonline also has a Facebook Page and presence on Twitter (click on Homepage Links).

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:

Brisbane to Noumea 2021
G'day and welcome to Brisbane for the start of our well known tropical waters race – 835nm across the Coral Sea from Brisbane to Noumea on our First 47.7!
Race #1505
INFOby brainaid.de
First 47.7PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Sep 24th 01:00 Registration Open!

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Silverrudder 2021
Sailonline welcomes you to our sixth "buddy-up" with "Silver Rudder - Challenge of the Sea" around the Danish island of Funen. With shallow waters and strong currents this 125nm inshore race IRL truly is a challenge, but online too, light and variable hires WRF winds often make it a tricky affair. One of three regattas around Funen each year, this race is the only one (and the biggest worldwide) for single handed racing. Will our First (Seascape) 27 be a match for the real fleet's Seascape 27s? Time will tell!

It is imperative that you read AND understand these special Starting Conditions for SILVERRUDDER 2021:
Starting Conditions!!
FIRST PRIZE: Gerber Multitool
donated by WRmirekd
in memory of Bimmer
Race #1485
INFO from brainaid.de
First 27 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Sep 17th 08:30 Registration Open!
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SOL's Bermuda Triangle TIMED Race 2021
First raced in 2017 and inspired by America’s Cup racing in Bermuda this is a fun triangular course of 90nm. Let's see what our trusty Open 60s can do in this TIMED race .
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run
Race #1506
INFO by brainaid.de
Open 60 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING:
TRQ3 - TRCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
26 September at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: Sep 13th 12:00 Registration Open!

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Carib Rum Run 2021

Welcome to the Caribbean and Sailonline's 2021 Pirate Name PRIZE race, running with Bart's Bash and ahead of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19 September. This is a 1759nm slalom through the rum islands of the Caribbean in our glorious superyacht Falkun. Our mission is to collect barrels from the region's distilleries and carry them to the rum-parched beaches of Cancun, Mexico. Join SYC before race end and yer scurvy maggots can disguise yer boat for this race only with a pirate name!
Race #1504
INFO by brainaid.de
Falkun PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Sep 11th 17:00 Registration Open!

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PAC6 Elfin Cove Alaska to Kaneohe Hawaii 2021
Welcome to the penultimate leg of our grand Pacific odyssey - this time the 2389nm from Elfin Cove back south to the beautiful Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii, racing on the Volvo70v4.
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1500
INFOby brainaid.de
Volvo70v4 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: PAC6-OCQ3-OCCH-SUPSOL-SYC
RACE CLOSE: Friday,
September 24 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Sep 07th 20:00 Registration Closed

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CCA Delivery Cruise 2021 - Newfoundland to Newport RI

Welcome back to virtual cruising. This time our cruise starts from Conception Bay, Newfoundland and finishes in Newport RI. You may start at any time after 1800utc on 29 August, to arrive in Newport RI before 1800utc on 30 September.
Race #1503
INFO by brainaid.de
Santa Cruise 52 PARTICULARS
Passport Cruise 40 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING: NONE
Race starts: Aug 29th 18:00 Registration Open!

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  5. Sailonline Yacht Club Member GREATSKUA
  6. Sailonline Yacht Club Member FreyjaUSA
  7. Sailonline Yacht Club Member Mediterranean
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