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  • R.I.P. J24Opla
    Board » General Discussion
    Yesterday we received the sad news that Claudio (aka J24Opla) sadly passed away.
    Claudio was a great sailor, mostly appreciated in the lakes Maggiore and Garda and also a very active member of SOL community. Unfortunately he became very ill and COVID was not nice to him.

    May he rest in peace and sail away in smooth sea.

    Andrea (aka ita10267)
  • Re: RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » In memoriam
    Still shocked by the terrible news! Had quite a few professional chat with Joao and I will remember him for is clear and concise way of thinking. Like to remember him sailing, IRL or virtually, with the same spirit!

    ciao
  • Re: RTW start
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    will you?
  • Re: RTW start
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    Well Done! It was the right decision to make. One of the reason SWR is the main event of SOL year is that we really get to test ourselves against the top navigators. And with 18 hours of headstart (and a totally different wx configuration) it would have been a pity to race this one on our own.

    Thanks to the SRC and management for the reaction in such a short time!
  • Re: RTW start
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    It appears that we are starting despite the new postponement of the IRL race. I am in total disagreement with this decision as it makes incomprehensible the first postponement. Hope that the SRC can reconsider and delay the start accordingly.
  • Re: The Weather Research & Forecasting Model (WRF)
    Board » Technical Discussion
    In synoptic conditions, i.e. wind given by large pressure systems, forecast are simpler and more reliable (see the Bos-New race with the heavy storm). In fluky conditions, with basically no pressure gradient, wind is given by "local"effect such as cloud coverage etc. So yes, on mesoscale, weather is less "consistent".

    As a comparison, GFS is "averaged" over a much bigger gridsize, so all the small scale variation are zeroed and you ave a more stable but less interesting windfield. On the other hand NAM model, on a 0.1deg scale, has the same behaviour.
  • Re: The Weather Research & Forecasting Model (WRF)
    Board » Technical Discussion
    JB,
    at present time we have to allow for some WX data outside the race course (the purple line). This to allow predictor to work properly in the client. In this race we have used 0.5deg from each side. In the end we had more than 30% of datapoints "useless" for the race. In an optimal condition (no points outside race area), wxfile should have been around 4MB, which travels compressed now, so perfectly usable for the "desktop" client.
    Regarding mobile, probably it has some problems (depending on hardware) regarding memory and cache. Probably Zappe can look into that.
    Finally, the WRF is defined every hour, so dataset is 3X for the same resolution compared to GFS. As outlaw commented, we should push for even higher time resolution (1 frame every 15min). In this case probably we'll have denser frames for the first 6hrs and sparser afterwards.
    Ciao
    a.
  • Re: The Weather Research & Forecasting Model (WRF)
    Board » Technical Discussion
    forecast for sunday morning
  • Re: The Weather Research & Forecasting Model (WRF)
    Board » Technical Discussion
    A small video on high resolution weather

    http://youtu.be/n5ThrmvMJxA
  • Re: The Weather Research & Forecasting Model (WRF)
    Board » Technical Discussion
    so, you are referring to the grid discretization.
    In SOL this changes from race to race. Usually we start from 0.5x0.5 deg GRIB file from NOAA which is then interpolated to the grid of our interest. In Leg4, for the first time, we are running the ocean on a 1x1 deg grid. The "pointy" edges are caused by the interpolation algorithm (bilinear), which is the same we use to get wind in between grid points.
    The WRF model we are using in the BOS-NEW race is evaluated on a much denser grid. This is not an interpolation process but a complete physical evaluation. The 0.5degx0.5deg GRIBS from NOAA are taken as boundary and starting conditions then the calculations are done on a powerful computer. The result is a 0.05X0.05 deg GRIB.

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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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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
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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:
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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
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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
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OD65 PARTICULARS
WX updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCQ3 - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday,
July 31 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jul 01st 11:00 Registration Closed
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