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  • Re: Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Been away for a couple of days, everything is working using http://www.sailonline.org/windy/run/770/

  • Re: Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi kroppyer I use the phone as a wifi hotspot.
    The weather loads ok when at work using another network via ethernet connection.

    Replaced wireless router last weekend but still the same "weather loading".

    My isp is Spark same as Swift.

    --- Last Edited by NZL_SloopJohnB at 2014-11-20 10:27:52 ---
  • Re: Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Nothing has worked, still connecting thru phone.
  • Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Half way thru Leg 1 I could not download the weather on my laptop thru the wireless network at home, ok at work on the wireless network there.

    Works ok using the Sansumg phone as a hotspot using the home wireless network for the Samsung.

    The home wireless network is ok when using an Ipad.

    Brought new wireless router,nothing has changed still no weather.

    I am running Windows 8.1 and using SOL Client Classic, have tried beta but might have used the wrong code, can anyone advise the alternative clients.

    Thanks for the help.

  • Re: Aaron James Gage - 1971-2012
    Board » In memoriam
    I read this with great sadness.

    Your input in to SOL is greatly admired and you will be missed.

    Fair winds AGage.

    John Beavis - "NZL_SloopJohnB"
  • Re: Starting to get over it......SOL
    Board » General Discussion
    After 4 1/2 years of SOLing the "Sloop" is heading into the sunset.

    Over those years I have really enjoyed the racing, companionship of people from the 4 corners of the world.

    I would like to thank Jakob, Kalle and Jeroen and the new chums AGage, Brainaid, hmm and 76trombones for putting together the best online sailing program on the web and wish them all the best in the future.

    I will be lurking and may do the odd race.

    Farwell and best of luck to all the SOLers.


    --- Last Edited by NZL_SloopJohnB at 2012-07-05 09:05:51 ---
  • Sail Noumea
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
  • Starting to get over it......SOL
    Board » General Discussion
    I am losing interest in SOLing now, without the need/use of routing programs I feeling left behind and the enthusiasm is on the down. I don't get up for the new weather anymore and not at the computer, well on SOL during the day for the new weathers.
    After my sheer brilliant in the Hobart/Christchurch race many years ago and some other good results 9th in the last SOR (Volvo) I have slowly sliding down the rankings, It use to be fun but now it seams to to involved transferring girps (or what ever the electronic form of the wind), polars between computers and programmes and want ever else happens.

    I also use to like the short races where we chip the corners, but are people talk about vmgs, vmcs and a whole lot more acronyms I start getting dizzy.


    I have enjoyed the time I have sailed and make contacts in different places around the world, and can only think what the "Gods of SOL" have put into the excellent software.

    The "Sloop" might be sailing off into the sunset after crossing the line at Galway.
  • Re: Sailonline World Race 2011-2012
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    Thanks for that, but where did scotty and me go wrong???

    At this stage U/c has dropped 4 places.
    Scotty 91 places

    Sloop 93 places
  • Re: Sailonline World Race 2011-2012
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    The current NZL rankings


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INFO by brainaid.de
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INFO by brainaid.de
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