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If it breaks, it's not strong enough!
  • Re: SOL honours badges
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Perhaps we need the "badges" posted on the ocean in a similar way to "ice gates" so that as we sail around, we can pass over a given badge and collect that one, which is then added to one's profile.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough!
  • Re: Sail around Turkey
    Board » Flag Officers » Race proposals
    Maltese Falcon would be great.

    but

    . . . how many crew do I need ????

    . . . how big a $$$ mortguage do I need for food & drink costs ????

    --- Last Edited by NZL_PaulR at 2012-08-03 22:36:51 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough!
  • Re: Aaron James Gage - 1971-2012
    Board » In memoriam
    Thank you for so much for all that you have done for us. How wonderful it is that we can get to know someone and chat and work on projects with out having to meet in person.

    The world is a smaller place and now sadder and we will all miss you.

    Smooth seas and fair winds.

    --- Last Edited by NZL_PaulR at 2012-07-22 05:26:50 ---
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  • Re: Wx Inspector
    Board » Technical Support
    I don't think so because sometimes the distance covered in each hour can vary significantly, whether one is sailing CC or TWA.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough!
  • Re: 2012 SSANZ Simrad Series -what boat shall we sail?
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    Yes indeed sailing on Panacea a Stewart 34 in the Short Haul division. All boats are 2 handed.

    On crew.org.nz I also run results for the
    "OLD FARTS" competition. I add the ages of the two crew members + four times the age of the yacht and from the average ages, make an adjusting OLD FARTS factor that is then applied to the TCF result and then adjusted for the 3 different race lengths over all who enter on crew.org.nz.

    See Page 10 for 2011 Results

    The aim is to see if young brash people who hoist spinnakers and do massive wipeouts, broaches etc are better than the older sailors who are more considerate of their advancing years and practice seamanship.

    There is also a "His & Hers" division and last year one "Hers & Hers" yacht. Another prize was for the greatest fantastic, frightening, fabulous or just
    f*%#ing muckup!!

    At stake for 1st places in individual races and overall results were TWO bottles of Mt Gay Silver Rum with TWO bottles of Mt Gay Eclipse Rum for 2nds & 3rds, and a certificate per boat.

    Can't have skippers drinking alone can we?????

    All rum was gratefully recieved!!!!!!!
    I even one one bottle myself!!

    This year I plan to have:
    a certificate for each crew member

    as well as more rum . . . hic

    _____________
    edited to make url a link to prevent column overlap :-D

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-06-28 07:50:03 ---
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  • Re: Race proposal - NW & NE passages
    Board » Flag Officers » Race proposals
    Raced on Saturday with Graham Kendall who last year IRL solo sailed the NW passage. If you are stuck for place names and details, he "IS" the experienced man to ask.

    Let me know.

    --- Last Edited by NZL_PaulR at 2012-06-24 22:39:42 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough!
  • Re: Virtual sailing old ships
    Board » General Discussion
    Thanks Rod. No I did knot know that about Blyth.
    Actually my mother was a Kennedy and although born in White Plains, New York is knot directly related to the US political ones, perhaps distantly in the past in Ireland.

    Yet again SoL has interesting discoveries.
    Cheers!!

    (If we do not use "k"s more often, that letter may disappear from English entirely!!)

    --- Last Edited by NZL_PaulR at 2012-06-22 06:49:08 ---
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  • Re: Virtual sailing old ships
    Board » General Discussion
    The above strategy had nothing to do with my being away for 4+ days, unable to get on the internet. That's just rumours.
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  • Re: Virtual sailing old ships
    Board » General Discussion
    Congrats Scotsman.

    Pondering . . . .
    Another twist / aspect to consider.
    This was named as a "Viking RAID".

    Seeing the enemy raiders approach at 1.9 knots must of given the inhabitants lots of time to get scared and prepare defences, hide treasure, store water and food and arms in their defence stronghold / keep / fort etc.

    I have adopted another strategy. I have camped well south, rested my men after all that rowing and head winds and waited for favourable winds so that I can "ATTACK AT FULL SPEED" of 10 knots giving the inhabitants very little time to prepare to defend themselves.

    Perhaps another aspect could be developed in SoL to reflect this type of strategy so that the winner is the boat after a long journey over the North Sea, can still "attack" at the highest speed from outside a 50nm circle of the finish.
    Both camping ashore or anchoring off could be valid strategy choices.

    Noting like a good meal and long sleep before a good fight and a hard days raping and piliging. Ahhhaarrrrr!!


    --- Last Edited by NZL_PaulR at 2012-06-21 21:34:06 ---
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  • Re: Virtual sailing old ships
    Board » General Discussion
    Having a variety of polars IMHO is really great. The rowing aspect adds another dimension of possibilities to consider.

    If we only raced sloops, with good windward pointing and speed and even thereafter, all races will soon become boring.

    The challange of sailing in different boats in different parts of the world is one major factor that makes SoL such an interesting event. The historical aspects of the longships and the youtube 4 part Viking Voyages was very interesting and enjoyable.

    In the past, racing against the tall ships was equally fascinating, especially with live vidcams of the harbour(s) and starts.

    So a BIG THANKS to all who add aspects to the SoL experience.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough!

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Kalamata to Alanya 2024


For the beginning of the ARCH competition's third quarter, we will sail our boat, SOTO 40, from Kalamata, Greece over the Aegean Sea always eastward to the race finish, 520nm away, in Alanya, Turkey.
Race #1824
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Race starts: Jul 22nd 17:00 Registration will open soon
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Kamchatsky to Tromsoe 2024

Just before the light failed entirely in Antarctica, Skip Novak managed to get his Pelagic 77 out of the ice and north up the Pacific to Kamchatsky. The sun is shining (24/7) and not a penguin to be seen, and Skip believes the Norh East Passage is ice-free (sufficiently) to attempt it, so all aboard for a c 4250nm voyage from east to west across the top of Siberia, Russia and Norway to Tromsoe!
Race #1779
INFOby brainaid.de
Pelagic 77 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: HLAT - SYC
Race starts: Jul 18th 19:00 Registration Open!
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Cowes to St Malo TIMED Race 2024

Organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club since 1929, the Cowes to St Malo Race is a true RORC Classic. Starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, Cowes, IOW, a magnificent spectacle can be watched from The Parade, Cowes. The Cowes to St Malo Race is part of the RORC Season’s Points Championship, the world’s largest offshore racing series. Dating back to 1906, the Cowes to St Malo Race precedes all of the world’s famous races including the Fastnet Race. This is a TIMEDrace, so you may RE-REGISTER HERE to try again, after finishing a run. You will have 13 days and 11 hours to show your skill and decision making after the race opens.
Race #1828
INFOby brainaid.de
TP-52 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
TRQ3 - TRCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Saturday,
27 July at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: Jul 14th 12:00 Registration Open!

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Lake Ontario 300 Challenge 2024

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) welcomes Sailonline to a second race of their annual series, this time as hosts of the virtual LO300. As the name implies, the LO300 is a 300nm offshore race across the length and breadth of Lake Ontario, from and back to Port Credit YC. Once again, as is our wont on Lake Ontario, a fleet of Beneteau First 36.7s is being made available to virtual racers. There is an overall prize for the SOLer who best bosses Lake Ontario over the two races hosted on SOL, this 300 and the Susan Hood raced back in May; so let the competition be fierce!
Race #1805
INFOby brainaid.de
First 36.7 PARTICULARS
NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: LOOR - SYC
Race starts: Jul 13th 15:10 Registration Open!

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SSANZ Triple Series 2024 - Race 1


Welcome once again to our online buddied Short-handed Sailing Association of New Zealand brilliant long-standing SSANZ Triple Series for two-handed yachts on the waters of the Hauraki Gulf, sponsored this year by Lewmar Marine. Commencing with a c 46nm quick dash out to Motuora Island via The Haystack and home, we will as always compete in virtual Young88s, against the real-life fleet of the members of the ever-Young 88 Association!!
Race #1823
INFO by brainaid.de
Young 88 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SSANZ - SYC
Race starts: Jul 12th 21:15 Registration Closed
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Tall Ships Races 2024 - Tallinn to Turku


Welcome to the second of three virtual Tall Ships Races on the Baltic Sea which are concurrently being organized in-real-life Sail Training International . This second race is from Tallinn, Estonia to Turku, Finland; circa 150nm in Sailonline’s stately Full Rigger.
NOTE: Starts and Finishes in tall ships racing are always offshore to avoid conflict with shipping and shipping lanes.
Race #1812
INFO by brainaid.de
Full Rigger PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: TS - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Friday,
July 19 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jul 11th 14:00 Registration Closed
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Southampton to Punta del Este 2024

Sailonline is delighted to offer our sailors a 'reversed' Atlantic ocean race. As the RTW championship Atlantic part takes a detour to the Bahamas, we will offer you a reversed course as we will not do the 'usual' leg this year either. It is the July edition of this year's Ocean Championship. Our boat is the OD_65v3.
PRIZE: SMPF
Race# 1820
INFO from brainaid.de
OD65 PARTICULARS
WX updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCQ3 - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
Race starts: Jul 01st 11:00 Registration Closed
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