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Shaking his head like a fool, the monkey realizes he can't swim.
  • Head to wind
    Board » General Discussion
    I don't need you.

    I have been looking for some way to contribute, because I was very very happy to find some way to use some of my sailing skills again, if only in play. I am almost entirely housebound, and trying to come to terms with the fact that my racing is probably f-ing over in the real world. And I am desperately trying to save my career at the same time, but I work in odd cycles because of the nature of my illness.

    So I do know that I sound like somebody who is trapped in a room by himself all day an night, and I ask that you please forgive me my excessive and overwhelming moments. My wife has left and taken my son to go live with someone else and damn it I NEED something to do with my mind that isn't the same old thing. I used to go to my yacht club. I would drink with my friends. And I raced at least twice a week on average. It meant the world to me, I named my son Ulysses for chris sake.

    When I see something that is really cool I MUST know how it works. That is why I like boats. Don't you know everything about your boat, worked on her every inch from stem to stern to make her the best and fastest you can race? I hope so. And when I look at the "beta" client as it was a couple months ago when I started, with its open messaging format, well designed long polling and good uncheat-able server based play I was impressed, And spent some time asking questions about other charting and routing options, comparing, making little work flows, and generally seeing where it might want to go some day (which I shall sum up as "more than one measuring line, and maybe movable ones"). I don't care that you can probably make it look like someone else is talking in the chat. I really really don't care. I accidentally found out and mentioned it because it was the middle of the night, dark out and I was BORED. It wasn't something to call my mom about at 2 am, and hell, somebody might want to know. What you see going in and out of your computer is more interesting and more reveling than you would think. The only secure computer is locked in a safe with the power cord in another safe.

    Anyway, I'm done being pissed, and I'm still stuck in this box. Going to bed till the noon video conference, and then I'll go find another hobby. I have to type carefully for work, and as you may have noticed I have nerve damage of some sort, which makes it hard to hit the keys in order. It also makes watching me shave entertaining. I should find a hobby that involves gardening, or crafts. I guess gardening doesn't work well at 3 am, but you get the idea.

    I think it is time I threw out those old foulies anyway. They are at least a dozen years old, knees and butt replaced every years by my wife. A second summer has passed without sailing.

    Maybe I'll come back when I've learned to keep my mouth shut. Put a sock in it etc. My passion for the the sport of racing was beginning to come out more than I wanted too here at home. I'm very hard on myself about sailing, in some ways it provided a controlled release for a large part of my personality that also enjoyed guest roles in ward, helping at natural disasters and climbing stuff that was too tall. Once again, sorry.

    You might not care much for me, but the feeling isn't mutual. I don't drink any more, but this one is virtual and won't clash with my meds:

    "Cheers! Here is to the racing, which was good! A good competitor, or even an earnest enemy is better than comfortable stagnation."

    Headless (but still just a) Monkey, man

    ________

    (I didn't bother to save your address RC, and by the way, last time you were busy. I've been waiting for this weekend to get it.)




    _,__,._____/)/)__/)___,__.____



    ... I'm often mistaken for being sarcastic, when people just can't figure out that NO, I am being condescending! ... This post guaranteed to contain 0% of both :)
    Shaking his head like a fool, the monkey realizes he can't swim.
  • Re: Garbage Scow Price : Rules
    Board » Practice Racing
    Hello,

    Somewhere, somehow, I heared that in some race in I think NZ/Aus there is a trophy for the boat that finishes just 1 place before last?

    Anyone?

    Hi! At some class championships I have seen the last place boat to do the full series go home with a brand new suite of sails. Boats like catamarans and small monohull (think Moore or Antrims).

    Cheers!

    Cheers!


    Shaking his head like a fool, the monkey realizes he can't swim.
  • Re: General System Spec - to aid SOL development
    Board » Technical Discussion
    OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 <-- (rhymes with hate)
    Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name YODA
    System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    System Model Inspiron 660
    System Type x64-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz, 3001 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A09, 2/1/2013
    SMBIOS Version 2.7
    Embedded Controller Version 255.255
    BIOS Mode UEFI
    BaseBoard Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    Platform Role Desktop

    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.2.9200.16442"

    Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 7.87 GB
    Available Physical Memory 2.37 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 12.4 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 4.92 GB
    Page File Space 4.50 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
    Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes

    Also use SOL on a macbook pro 17" and a 17" Dell laptop running Vista.


    Kurt
    Shaking his head like a fool, the monkey realizes he can't swim.

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Galveston to Galway 2022
For the second time, we will be able to test our navigational skills in this massive ocean race across the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean! You can navigate the 4980 NM to Galway, Ireland in any direction, of course within the designated race boundary area. Your only task is to reach the finish line in the best place, preferably at the highest podium. Prepare your C2R 74 well for the race and take advantage of all its opportunities. Good luck!
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Another race with the finish line in Bermuda. This time we will start from Sines in Portugal. There is 3213nm ahead of us across the Atlantic Ocean. Previously, this race was one of the stages of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. This time we will use this route in the race played as part of the SOL All Round Championships and we will use our Orange 125 fast catamarans to cover it. We invite you to participate.
Race #1591
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Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand! Sailonline is happy to provide our SOLers with the virtual version of the brilliant three-race SSANZ two-handed series which will be sponsored by PIC Insurance Brokers this year. We will be racing around the beautiful waters of the Hauraki Gulf off New Zealand’s North Island. Our first race of the Series is a 50-miler out to Motuora Island and back. Our direct competitors as always in our Young 88s will be the real racers of the Young 88 Association who will be participating in the Railblaza fleet in the real life race!
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INFO by brainaid.de
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Geraldton to Cape Town 2022
A race in the Southern Indian Ocean is always entertaining, especially in a Riptide 50. Traditionally the course would be West to East, to take advantage of the prevailing winds, but this time the SRC is challenging us to an E-W course, from Geraldton in Western Australia to Cape Town in South Africa. A brief 4800nm!
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1575
INFO by brainaid.de
Riptide 50 PARTICULARS
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0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
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OCQ2 - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Thursday,
July 14 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jun 12th 05:00 Registration Closed

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