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my other boat is a kiteboard =)
  • Re: Banjul - Freetown ( W-Africa)
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    I think this could be fun. SOLers tend to 'want' the fastest boats in the strongest of winds. But reality is not always like that. And to be honest I rather have low winds in a simulator and good winds IRL than the other way round.

    If we want SOL to be a good simulator then an ocasional low wind race OR a race in mini650's should be part of the game...
    my other boat is a kiteboard =)
  • Re: Here is how to propose new races
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    We have a polar for the mini650.

    Last october we did the 'Poor mans race', a race in two legs from Charente via Madeira to Salvador Brasil.

    So keep in mind that those 2 legs already exist in SOL (you don't need to remake them)

    But of course, the race you proposed is slightly different... looking forward to your proposal!

    (I am also a mini650 fan!)
    my other boat is a kiteboard =)
  • Re: Around the Americas?
    Board » General Discussion
    Maybe this is not technical possible in SOL but looks like a wonderful journey IRL =)
    my other boat is a kiteboard =)
  • Re: Sailonline Race Committee
    Board » General Discussion
    I found this page on the web:

    Offshore courses

    It describes in detail and with coordinates the 'official' courses for worldrecord attemps...

    The 'Around Britain and Ireland' could be a nice race

    Another thing I found is this map of the Beagle's route. There is currently a tv-program running on dutch television where they use a clipper stuffed with all kinds of electronics and are remaking the journey as Charles Darwin made it in the 19th century...
    my other boat is a kiteboard =)
  • Re: Sailonline Race Committee
    Board » General Discussion
    I also joined the Yahoo group. But am not that satisfied as most of you =)

    Apart from the banners and other uninteresting content around the calendar, my biggest concern is the possibility to embed the calendar in the sailonline website. So far I have not found this feature. And is the calendar public? Or is it only visible to members? That might be unwanted.... calendar should be public / open.

    But I'll go with the masses, Google would be my choice, but if you want to go for Yahooo, fine by me...
    my other boat is a kiteboard =)
  • Re: Sailonline Race Committee
    Board » General Discussion
    I just discovered you'll need a google account to access the google Calendar app as an admin.
    my other boat is a kiteboard =)
  • Re: Sailonline Race Committee
    Board » General Discussion
    Apart from the fact wheither we should have a seperate email(list), I think race requests are better gathered via a forum. This keeps them (and the discussion about it) more open for everybody to see and contribute.

    This would keep things within the userbase and will keep the SRC (sailonline race committee) more open, less secret...

    An emaillist which forwards all incoming mail at something like racecommittee@sailonline.org to all our private mailaccounts could be used for internal communication. But this could also be done in the forum. Advantages of using the forum instead of mail is the fact that all communication is preserved on the server. There is no need to maintain the mailinglist (less hassle for SOL-people) and again the open character of the SRC.

    Just my thoughts, but I think it is best to keep things as simple as possible. All we really need to operate as a SRC is
    a) Own category within the forum
    b) A Calendar app of some sort
    c) A lot of ideas for races... =)
    my other boat is a kiteboard =)
  • Re: Sailonline Race Committee
    Board » General Discussion
    look here for calendar

    There seems to be a bug in the timezone. Trying to solve that.

    Other committee members that are interested in looking into the calendar from an admin point of view, pass me your email:

    remy at windjunks dot nl

    --- Last Edited by Windjunks! aka RemyBlom at 2009-11-11 11:36:44 ---
    my other boat is a kiteboard =)
  • Re: Sailonline Race Committee
    Board » General Discussion
    I will try setting up a Google Calendar. Never worked with it before but it looks promising.
    Features are: I can give people the right to add/edit/etc events. All events are public. You can easily embed this calendar in any website. Or you can just import the calendar into your Office suite or iCal for Mac...

    Will share the url when I set it up...

    greetinx,
    my other boat is a kiteboard =)
  • Re: Sailonline Race Committee
    Board » General Discussion
    I really like the Viking race as proposed by 76Trombones.

    I also have some ideas for races, but I am currently more interested in finding a solid way to organize this Racing Committee...

    I think setting up a special part in this forum for the Race Committee is a good start. It will be a good way to receive ideas and discuss them.

    It's up to Jakob to tell us how far our autonomy will reach in terms of putting races into the system. And the possibilities of an actual calender on the website with all races 2 to 3 months ahead.
    (I am a professional web designer/developer, if there is something I can do to help.....)

    In the mean time I imagine the call for a Race Committee is actually providing more work for Jakob (emails and forumposts to read) so I will stop here...

    BTW: I am also known as RemyBlom in the game... changed my nick but it appears not to be a global change :S
    my other boat is a kiteboard =)

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