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  • great aleutian race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    thanks to the race designer. the course was very challenging, with many non-obvious route choices around the rocky islands. great race! henry
  • vor 70 world race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    thanks for putting on a "shadow volvo" race here at SOL. i did the previous VOR with virtual regatta, it worked quite well. fro some reason (money?) volvo decided to switch providers. the new VOR game is full of bugs, and the organizers have a money-grabbing attitude. so i decided to lump them. SOL friends, i will sail in your company. let quality reign over quantity.
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    absolutely great information. both historical stuff (which i enjoy immensely) and present facts. thanks to this great info, i will join the race. maybe i will find the time to put in some suitable quotes from the iliad or anabasis... buyuk thanks to the organizers! henry, of finland
  • Re: next races?
    Board » General Discussion
    Material for a Polar Chart for Clipper Ships. I have found some useful sources. I need a week or two to convert this into numerical form.

    L pages 62-63. Log of the Swordfish gives daily distances under varying weather conditions, but no wind direction. Course can be figured from daily coordinates. Moderately useful.
    L p 260-263. Log of the Thermopyle. Gives wind directions and strengths, could be a base for a polar chart. VERY USEFUL.
    L p 269-285. Very detailed log of the Ariel. Foochow to London, 1866. VERY USEFUL.
    C p 317-323. Log of Cutty Sark with daily course, wind speed, wind direction, distance made. THIS IS THE BEST TO USE FOR A POLAR CHART.

    My sources:
    Lubbock, Basil: The China Clippers. Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow, 1973. First edition printed 1919.
    Lubbock, Basil: The Log of the Cutty Sark. Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow, 1954. First edition printed 1945.
  • Re: next races?
    Board » General Discussion
    Here is the famous Tea Clipper route from China to London, as used in the legendary races of the 1860s.
    The standard route: From Foochow (26 5 S, 119 20 E, nowadays called Minhow), starting at the bar (reef) at Turnabout Island (25.433 N, 119.93 E) off Maitan Tao Island, thru the Formosa Channel either way past the Paracel or Spratly islands (16 30 N, 112 E), down the Cochin China coast, over to the Borneo coast, thru Api Passage (2 N, 109.25 E) between Borneo and the S. Natuna Islands, (some preferred to go between the N. and S. Natunas), thru Stoltzes Passage in the Gaspar Straits (2.7 S, 107.25 E), (some chickened out by going thru Karimata Strait closer to Borneo), south to Anjer (6 10 S, 105 50 E) at NW Java Head thru Sunda Strait (between Sumatra and Java), towards and past Mauritius, south of Madagascar, south of Cape of Good Hope, either side of St. Helena, either side of Ascension, past Cap Verde, west of Flores on the Azores (, passing Bishop Rock and the Lizard, into English Channel, taking pilot at Beachy Head (50 44 N, 0 16 E), Dungeness (50 55 N 0 58 E) or Deal (51 14 N 1 24 E), for a tow up the River Thames to the East India docks of London. (More seldom to Plymouth, Falmouth, Liverpool).

    My proposal for a simplified course description: start over a line laid E-W off Maitan Tao Island in Fukien, China, thru Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java, passing S of Cape Good Hope, finish over a line laid E-W off Deal in Kent.
  • ranking for new member
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    hi guys. i sailed the bosphore-bretagne race and liked it. so i joined SYC yesterday. would be cool if you could please plug in my results retroactively. boat name is heffe. places were 239-219-44. thx. henry
  • Re: next races?
    Board » General Discussion
    deal. i will dig out my clipper books. how do you want the polar input? excel table, i suppose? lets use regular email for that. mine is heffe@arcada.fi.
  • Re: next races?
    Board » General Discussion
    here is a long shot. the clipper race from china to london. can we simulate a square rigger? i have some books on the sailing performance of clipper ships. such as ariel, taiping, flying cloud and cutty sark. how about it? henry
  • Re: next races?
    Board » General Discussion
    thanks for the info. lets do sydney-hobart in real time. around xmas or new year, i believe. henry
  • next races?
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Post annotated by jakob :
    This thread was moved from the category General Discussion.
    am pleased to have finished the istanbul-brest regatta. thanks to the organizers. question: what's next? would it be possible to get a preview of the upcoming regattas for 2009-2010? would be nice to plan the racing schedule, in view of other commitments (family, dog, work, et cetera). cheers, henry


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