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  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    Zorba the iconoclast
    Unique routes, always fast.
    So South he goes, from Christmas Isle
    To sail the Bight in typical style,
    N’er to BBQ, for his repast,
    Does Zorba, the iconoclast.
  • Re: CARIB RUM RUN 2021
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    RC What Fun

    "Red Devil" works (my dinghy's name) and recalling last years initial drifter brings back painful memories!


    Red_Devil by name, be yer devil by nature then?

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2021-09-06 19:33:11 ---
  • Re: The Balloon Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Up up and away! Do it!
  • Re: Dyer Dhow Derby 2021
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Here is the Polar Diagram for the dinghy. Tx to Bonk for doing the math crunching and viz based on my basic TWA/Speed table

    --- Last Edited by mfa_wsg at 2020-12-19 14:24:00 ---
  • Re: Dyer Dhow Derby 2021
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    ANy thoughts on the Dyer race?
  • Dyer Dhow Derby 2021
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals

    Had some trouble uploading the kml file so at the risk of a double post here goes:

    I designed a 9' Dyer Dhow polar that Jan converted to real math so that SOL could host a virtual Frostbite distance race. Normally we hold 5-10 races a day if the wind cooperates but I don't think that's possible in SOL's framework.

    This course is ~18nm long so if the wind is good could take as little as 6 hours but is likely to take 12.

    Let me know what you think, and thanks for everything!


    --- Last Edited by mfa_wsg at 2020-10-21 03:14:01 ---

    --- Last Edited by mfa_wsg at 2020-10-21 03:14:32 ---
  • Re: QtVlm polar for Trireme O
    Board » Technical Support
    Is the BrainAid polar the same?
  • Re: qtVlm thread
    Board » Technical Support
    Two questions:

    1. How do you control level of simplification and optimization? (I've been just stopping them mid process) but are there subtleties and knobs to tune?

    2. can you get wind speeds to show up on the arrow points? I found an old photo in Bimmer's thread that had the speeds showing.

    TX. in advance as usual!!
  • Re: Apple iPhone/iPad client
    Board » General Discussion
    Dan, just saw the tag re DC timing, perfect, missed it before. I woke up and dope slapped myself re radio waves = polars. IMO it's totally fine and in my UX/UI experience, you just learn it.

    I was puzzled by the Steering Line at first but I just figured it out using the stupid Rum race as my sandbox, Brilliant UI!! I'm liking the app a lot!
  • Re: Apple iPhone/iPad client
    Board » General Discussion
    Dan, using this on my iPhone 8 w/ software v13.7

    Display Settings for light or dark mode aren't showing. In Settings I only see MAP DISPLAY and INSTRUMENTS, am I missing something?

    The icon at lower right calls up the polar but looks like an audio speaker symbol. Not sure what widget symbol could replace it, minor UI tag anyway.

    Would be great if low speed wind polar was an option

    I don't see a way to expose wind speed/direction at the arrows.

    I also find it useful to expose the timing to the next DC, perhaps a toggle in instruments?

    Forgive me as this is a fast pass, congrats on this super pro job!!!


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