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  • Re: Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Been away for a couple of days, everything is working using http://www.sailonline.org/windy/run/770/

  • Re: Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi kroppyer I use the phone as a wifi hotspot.
    The weather loads ok when at work using another network via ethernet connection.

    Replaced wireless router last weekend but still the same "weather loading".

    My isp is Spark same as Swift.

    --- Last Edited by NZL_SloopJohnB at 2014-11-20 10:27:52 ---
  • Re: Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Nothing has worked, still connecting thru phone.
  • Waiting for weather to download
    Board » Technical Support
    Half way thru Leg 1 I could not download the weather on my laptop thru the wireless network at home, ok at work on the wireless network there.

    Works ok using the Sansumg phone as a hotspot using the home wireless network for the Samsung.

    The home wireless network is ok when using an Ipad.

    Brought new wireless router,nothing has changed still no weather.

    I am running Windows 8.1 and using SOL Client Classic, have tried beta but might have used the wrong code, can anyone advise the alternative clients.

    Thanks for the help.

  • Re: Aaron James Gage - 1971-2012
    Board » In memoriam
    I read this with great sadness.

    Your input in to SOL is greatly admired and you will be missed.

    Fair winds AGage.

    John Beavis - "NZL_SloopJohnB"
  • Re: Starting to get over it......SOL
    Board » General Discussion
    After 4 1/2 years of SOLing the "Sloop" is heading into the sunset.

    Over those years I have really enjoyed the racing, companionship of people from the 4 corners of the world.

    I would like to thank Jakob, Kalle and Jeroen and the new chums AGage, Brainaid, hmm and 76trombones for putting together the best online sailing program on the web and wish them all the best in the future.

    I will be lurking and may do the odd race.

    Farwell and best of luck to all the SOLers.


    --- Last Edited by NZL_SloopJohnB at 2012-07-05 09:05:51 ---
  • Sail Noumea
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
  • Starting to get over it......SOL
    Board » General Discussion
    I am losing interest in SOLing now, without the need/use of routing programs I feeling left behind and the enthusiasm is on the down. I don't get up for the new weather anymore and not at the computer, well on SOL during the day for the new weathers.
    After my sheer brilliant in the Hobart/Christchurch race many years ago and some other good results 9th in the last SOR (Volvo) I have slowly sliding down the rankings, It use to be fun but now it seams to to involved transferring girps (or what ever the electronic form of the wind), polars between computers and programmes and want ever else happens.

    I also use to like the short races where we chip the corners, but are people talk about vmgs, vmcs and a whole lot more acronyms I start getting dizzy.


    I have enjoyed the time I have sailed and make contacts in different places around the world, and can only think what the "Gods of SOL" have put into the excellent software.

    The "Sloop" might be sailing off into the sunset after crossing the line at Galway.
  • Re: Sailonline World Race 2011-2012
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    Thanks for that, but where did scotty and me go wrong???

    At this stage U/c has dropped 4 places.
    Scotty 91 places

    Sloop 93 places
  • Re: Sailonline World Race 2011-2012
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    The current NZL rankings


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SoCal 300 2024

Welcome again to your chance to participate virtually in a second race of the California Race Week calendar, SDYC's challenging 243nm (as the seagull flies) SoCal 300 from Santa Barbara to San Diego. With a broad range of boats entered in the real race, virtual SOLers will have a better chance of hanging in there with the IRL fleet in our mighty Melges 40 than in previous years SOLing the Santa Cruz 52!
Race #1800
INFO by brainaid.de
NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: SYC - CRW
Race starts: May 30th 13:00 Registration will open soon
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CA 500 2024

In 2019, the organisers of the California Race Week introduced a new longer distance event for the world’s very largest maxi trimarans in town that year intent on setting new records for the TransPac Ocean Race on its 50th anniversary. This CA 500, 500nm from San Francisco to San Diego, was repeated in 2023, but this year it will be an online only event, as it is a lot more straightforward to get a fleet of Maxi trimarans out on the virtual water, than in real life.
Race #1799
INFO by brainaid.de
NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: SYC - CRW
Race starts: May 25th 17:40 Registration Open!
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Capt Anderson's Resupply TIMED Race 2024

Welcome back to the Pacific Northwest for a race that takes us around the southern end of Vancouver Island and up the west coast as we supply six lights. The leg starts in Victoria, and we sail into the open water of the Salish Sea. After making our way up the west coast we must go up the narrow channel to restock in Port Alberni. 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 #1809
INFO by brainaid.de
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RACE CLOSE: Saturday,
01 June at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: May 19th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Vasco da Gama Ocean Race 2024

Join us at Sailonline for a thrilling adventure in the 2024 Vasco da Gama Ocean Race! This event is the most prestigious and longstanding international sailing competition in South Africa, offering a unique journey steeped in history. Traditionally setting sail from the picturesque bay of Maputo, Mozambique's enchanting old Portuguese colonial capital, the race has charted a new course in recent years. This edition will see competitors navigating a challenging 250-nautical-mile course from Durban to East London. Adding to the excitement, this year our SOLers will harness the speed and power of our fleet of Carkeek 40s!
Race #1807
INFO from brainaid.de
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
RACE CLOSE: Saturday,
May 25 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: May 19th 08:00 Registration Open!
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Neumayer Station to Biscoe Wharf 2024

It’s Autumn now in Antarctica, the sun is permanently below the horizon, but during the day, from c 0900 to c 1700 local time, there is some twilight – nautical twilight, not to be confused with civil twilight which is brighter. The penguins are starting to huddle together to keep warm and the sea ice is growing. Time to get back to Biscoe Wharf then, before the water becomes impassible. Including a detour past Argentina’s main two Antarctic stations, it’s only 1900nm, so, although we’ll be in a hurry, we will take the bigger, better ice-classed Paratii 2 once more, just to be sure!
Race #1766
INFOby brainaid.de
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: HLAT - SYC
Race starts: May 13th 19:00 Registration Closed
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Melbourne to Osaka Prelude 2024

Welcome once again to what these days is Sailonline’s almost annual virtual Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race. In real life, this double-handed 5500 nm race between these two sister cities, one deep in the southern hemisphere, the other high in the northern hemisphere, is run every four to five years, and is planned to be held again in 2025, so this race is a Prelude in partnership with the Melbourne Osaka Cup 2025 organising committee collaborating with the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV), and the Sandringham (SYC) and Osaka Hokko (OHYC) yacht clubs. On this occasion, we’ll be racing the well-known First 40, a popular size of boat for a long-distance double-handed race. With the doldrums unavoidably lying across the track, you can expect to be at virtual sea for at least a month!
Race #1798
INFO by brainaid.de
First 40 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
May 27 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Apr 20th 00:00 Registration Closed
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