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  • RIP - In Memoriam - Rod
    Board » In memoriam



    Family Obituary now here

    Dear all

    I have some very sad news to share - overnight I received a one-line FB message from Rod's son, Doug, to say that Rod died yesterday, 25 December. At this time I know no more of the precise circumstances, as Doug wasn't even sure if I was the right contact or not. If I hear more from him I will share it.

    Rod joined Sailonline in 2010, pretty much around the time I did, and was an active racer up until very recently.

    As many of you know I have been unable to race or participate in Sailonline due medical issues, so am, sadly, unaware if Rod had been unwell recently - some of you will know more and I hope will chip in with your memories and anecdotes.

    My memories of Rod are fond ones, from racing here and most especially from Practice Racing here, too. An informal group of Sailonline racers used to organise short pre-race practice races, all set up by hand and run pretty informally. It was through this practice racing that I came to know Rod - as much as anyone can get to "know" someone via race chat. He was a former scientist (I want to say ?professor of biology), enjoyed radio-control boat racing and seemed to know a lot about clocks and things mechanical! His family cat Tux was often a topic of conversation and the successor-cat Miss Kitty!

    Rod and family lived in Ontario, Canada but I do know that Rod originally came from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and at a fairly young age came to Canada - again, I'm unsure how that happened. I do remember him mentioning being in the Canadian Navy as he spoke of being a very junior officer (when we were racing by Haida Gwai!

    I miss him already.

    Joanne/RainbowChaser

    __________________

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2024-01-09 12:45:22 ---
  • Re: Carib Rum Run 2021
    Board » Practice Racing
    The SECOND and last pre-race PR in the 2021 Carib Rum Run will be held today, Friday, 10 September, as follows:

    TIME: 1800utc

    START:
    SOL Start OR E of the SOL/M1 Line

    COURSE:
    Leave M2 to PORT
    Leave M3 to STARBOARD
    Leave M4 to PORT
    Leave M5 to PORT
    Leave M6 to PORT
    Leave M3 to PORT
    Leave M2 to STARBOARD

    FINISH:
    Cross Finish Line at SOL/M1 from W-E

    DIAGRAM: click here

    RACING

    armenistis (GRE)
    brellis (USA)
    GREATSKUA (ESP)
    RainbowChaser (GBR)
    robert1 (SWE)
    weekend (CAN)

    FINAL RANKING

    1. robert1 (SWE)
    2. RainbowChaser (GBR)
    3. brellis (USA)
    4. weekend (CAN)

    DNF armenistis (GRE)
    DSQ GREATSKUA (ESP)
    ______________

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2021-09-10 19:27:20 ---
  • Carib Rum Run 2021
    Board » Practice Racing
    The FIRST pre-race Practice of this year's Carib Rum Run will be held today, Thursday 9 September 2021, as follows:

    TIME: 1800utc

    START:
    SOL Start OR W of the SOL/M1 Line

    COURSE:
    Leave M2 to STARBOARD
    Leave M3 to PORT
    Leave M4 to STARBOARD
    Leave M5 to STARBOARD
    Leave M2 to PORT

    FINISH:
    Cross Finish Line at SOL/M1 from E-W

    DIAGRAM: click here

    RACING

    armenistis (GRE)
    GREATSKUA (ESP)
    jay8s (USA) +++14m
    mmartin (GER) +++3m
    RainbowChaser (GBR)
    robert1 (SWE)
    weekend (CAN)

    FINAL RANKING

    1. robert1 (SWE)
    2. weekend (CAN)
    3. RainbowChaser (GBR)
    4. armenistis (GRE)
    5. mmartin (GER)
    6. jay8s (USA)

    DSQ GREATSKUA (ESP) (who would have been 3rd!)
    _______________


    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2021-09-09 19:38:27 ---
  • CARIB RUM RUN 2021
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club



    AHOY THERE YE ADDLE PATED, FLAP-JAWED BARNACLES!!!

    On 11 September at 1700utc Sailonline will start its annual race to collect barrels of rum from Carib distilleries and deliver what remains of their contents to Cancun, Mexico. The race is run close in time to Bart's Bash and this year several days before International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept 19).

    All SYC Members are hereby invited to adopt a pirate name for this race only.

    If you are a paid-up SYC Member or if you join SYC during the Carib Rum Run you may request a change your usual Sailonline boatname just in this one race to one of your piratical preference!

    Names are agreed on a first-come, first-served basis BUT all must be suitable and "fit to print", Sailonline is a family-friendly site so we reserve the right to disallow names we consider inappropriate.

    All requests for such changes will only be actioned if posted in this thread - hollering in chat is fun, but only by posting here can you guarantee your pirate name! You may pre-request a name in advance of the race opening for practice.

    PLEASE DO CHECK THE LIST BELOW before submitting a request so that you don't ask for a name already taken by someone else before you!

    Please note that the change of boatname for this one race will not affect either your usual login credentials (username and password) or your SYC rankings.

    Once the race opens, as always, I will be endeavouring to change boatnames as efficiently as possible!

    REMINDER: you may join SYC and, once your burgee is visible, request a change of name for the race at any time up to and during the Carib Rum Run until race close!
    ______________________
    2021 List of Pirate Name Changes

    *Basty_OBrell ------------------ brellis
    *Blackbeard --------------------- SKOVSER
    *BratsnBeer ------------------ BadgerOne
    *CaptainRat---------------------- Musigny
    *Davey_Coyote -------------------- sailj29
    *DavyScoundrelDunkin ----------- WRmirekd
    *DreadPirateRoberts -------------- brewman
    *DevilsSpice ------------------- spicegarden
    *GetAPatch ------------------------ Go4iT
    *Lasse_i_Gatan ---------------- robert1
    *LongJohnSaliva --------------- chipspitter
    *LeChuck ------------------------ AL53 SSita
    *LouzoCannon ------------------- Zorba777
    *MadMcMartin ------------------- mmartin
    *MulaManca ----------------------- batatabh
    *NickRedMed ---------------- Mediterranean
    *NickTheGreek ------------------- armenistis
    *PeteThePlunderer -------------- Pwfflyer
    *RC_the_Parrot ------------- RainbowChaser
    *Red_Devil ----------------------- wsguerin
    *ReefRunner ---------------------- weekend
    *SaltheartRipper ------------------- Kipper
    *Satisfaction ---------------------- FreyjaUSA
    *SlartySaltfast ---------------------- JJ1

    ______________________
    PLEASE NOTE I WILL CHANGE THE NAMES IN THE SERVER AS SOON AS I CAN ONCE THE RACE OPENS FOR PRACTICE - A * BY A NAME MEANS I HAVE MADE THE CHANGE (THE SERVER MIGHT BE TAKING A WHILE TO PROCESS IT). IF YOU ARE REGISTERED AND THERE IS NO * BY YOUR NAME IN THE LIST, FEEL FREE TO YELL AT ME IN CHAT!!
    ______________________
    Pirate Names from Previous Years


    2020
    / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011

    ______________

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2021-09-11 16:33:41 ---

    --- Last Edited by Mirek at 2022-09-09 18:57:33 ---

    --- Last Edited by Mirek at 2022-09-09 18:59:55 ---
  • The Vineyard Race 2021
    Board » Practice Racing
    There will be a pre-race Practice Race in Long Island Sound today, Thursday, 2 September at 1800utc, as follows:

    TIME: 1800utc

    START:
    SOL Start OR S of the SOL/M1 Line

    COURSE:
    Leave a to PORT
    Leave Vineyard Finish to STARBOARD
    Leave b to PORT
    Leave Island X to PORT
    Leave M2 to PORT

    FINISH:
    Cross Finish Line at SOL/M1 from S-N

    DIAGRAM: click here

    RACING

    brellis (USA)
    GREATSKUA (ESP)
    RainbowChaser (GBR)
    robert1 (SWE)
    sassy63 (SWE)

    FINAL RANKING

    1. robert1 (SWE)
    1. sassy63 (SWE)
    3. brellis (USA)
    4. RainbowChaser (GBR)

    YTF GREATSKUA (ESP)

    YTF=yet to finish!
    _____________

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2021-09-02 19:32:07 ---
  • Fremantle to Bali 2021
    Board » Practice Racing
    WELCOME to the FIRST pre-race practice ahead of our race from Fremantle to Bali, to be held today, Monday, 26 July 2021, as follows:

    TIME: 1800utc

    START:
    SOL Start OR E of the SOL/M1 Line

    COURSE:
    Round Rottnest Island, leaving it either to PORT or to STARBOARD (your choice)

    FINISH:
    Cross Finish Line at SOL/M1 from W-E

    DIAGRAM: click here

    RACING

    GREATSKUA (ESP)
    Musigny (SWE)
    RainbowChaser (GBR)
    Rod (CAN)

    FINAL RANKING

    1. Musigny (SWE)
    2. RainbowChaser (GBR)
    3. Rod (CAN)
    4. GREATSKUA (ESP)
    ____________

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2021-07-26 20:18:59 ---
  • Re: Tall Ships Racing 2021
    Board » Practice Racing
    EVERYONE IS INVITED to the second PR of TSR2021 to be held today, Saturday, 17 July as follows:

    TIME: 1800utc

    START:
    SOL Start OR S of the SOL-M1 Line

    COURSE:
    Leave M3 to STARBOARD
    Leave M4 to STARBOARD
    Leave M2 to PORT
    Leave M5 to STARBOARD
    Leave M2 to STARBOARD

    FINISH:
    Cross Finish Line at SOL-M1 from S-N

    DIAGRAM: click here

    RACING

    calmxy (SIN) +11m
    RainbowChaser (GBR)
    Satori (CAN)

    FINAL RANKING

    1. RainbowChaser (GBR)
    2. Satori (CAN)
    3. calmxy (SIN)
    ______________

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2021-07-17 19:27:38 ---
  • Tall Ships Racing 2021
    Board » Practice Racing
    WELCOME to the first pre-race PR of Sailonline's 2021 Tall Ships Racing to be held today, Friday, 16 July 2021, as follows:

    TIME: 1800utc

    START:
    SOL Start OR N of the SOL-M1 Line

    COURSE:
    Leave M2 to PORT
    Leave Tallin to STARBOARD
    Leave M3 to STARBOARD
    Leave M4 to STARBOARD
    Leave M3 to POR

    FINISH:
    Cross Finish Line at SOL-M1 from N-S

    DIAGRAM: click here

    RACING

    brellis (USA)
    GREATSKUA (ESP)
    RainbowChaser (GBR)
    robert1 (SWE)
    Rod (CAN)

    FINAL RANKING

    SHORT COURSE

    1. GREATSKUA (ESP)

    EXTENDED COURSE

    1. robert1 (SWE)
    2. brellis (USA)
    3. RainbowChaser (GBR)
    4. Rod (CAN)
    ________________


    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2021-07-16 19:15:05 ---
  • LO300 2021
    Board » Practice Racing
    AHOY ALL! Welcome to a pre-race Practice Race (PR) on Lake Ontario before we race the LO300 2021, to be held today, Thursday, 8 July as follows:

    TIME: 1800utc

    START:
    SOL Start OR W of the SOL-M1 Line

    COURSE:
    Leave M2 to STARBOARD
    Leave M3 to STARBOARD
    Leave a to PORT
    Leave M4 to STARBOARD
    Leave M5 to STARBOARD

    FINISH:
    Cross Finish Line at SOL-M1 from W-E

    DIAGRAM: click here

    RACING

    armenistis (GRE)
    calmxy (SIN)
    RainbowChaser (GBR)
    robert1 (SWE)
    Rod (CAN)
    Satori (CAN)

    FINAL RANKING

    1. robert1 (SWE)
    2. calmxy (SIN)
    3. RainbowChaser (GBR)
    4. Satori (CAN)
    5. Rod (CAN)
    6. armenistis (GRE)
    ________________


    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2021-07-08 18:51:55 ---
  • SSANZ Triple Series 2021
    Board » Practice Racing
    WELCOME to the FIRST pre-race practice of the SSANZ Triple Series 2021 to be held today, Tuesday, 6 July as follows:

    TIME: 1800utc

    START:
    SOL Start OR E of the SOL-M1 Line

    COURSE:
    Leave Orakei Mark to PORT
    Leave Island a to STARBOARD
    Leave Island b to PORT
    Leave M2 to PORT

    FINISH:
    Cross Finish Line at SOL-M1 from E-W

    DIAGRAM: click here

    RACING

    calmxy (SIN)
    GREATSKUA (ESP)
    RainbowChaser (GBR)
    Rod (CAN)

    FINAL RANKING

    1. RainbowChaser (GBR)
    2. calmxy (SIN)
    3. Rod (CAN)
    4. GREATSKUA (ESP)
    ________________


    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2021-07-06 19:37:07 ---

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