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Profile for Vince Nel (WW)



Name Vince Nel (WW)
Email Address vincen@fgate.co.za
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I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: 2022 Vasco Ocean Race IRL
    Board » General Discussion
    Tadaaa!!!

    The IRL winners with the silverware


    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2022-08-10 15:55:42 ---

    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2022-08-10 16:14:09 ---
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • 2022 Vasco Ocean Race IRL
    Board » General Discussion
    An opportunity exists for a SOL crewed boat (similar to the SOL Fastnet campaign) for the 2022 Vasco Ocean Race from Durban to East London.
    a Boat has become available for a crew to race this (the oldest offshore race in South Africa) ocean race irl. The boat called Flyer is a Benneteau First33 and she is race ready with new sails etc. She has done the race quite a few times in the past and she stands a decent chance of overall race honours due to a favourable handicap rating.

    Is there an interest in such a venture?
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Saffa Skippers
    Board » General Discussion
    Sorted Seb
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  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    Nice job techs. Will take a bit of getting used to from my side... and not having been on SOL for some time it's a big user interface change straight up. Will play around with it a bit and see what's what.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Closure of Puffin browser
    Board » General Discussion
    Yip... seen the Chrome message as well... SOL will be more challenging in future for sure unless some of the brainy folk can come up with some magic.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • QUAY OF REMEMBRANCE
    Board » General Discussion
    Can I make a suggestion?

    Can the SOL powers that be create a page / link for SOLers who have sailed on?

    We have lost quite a few loved fellow SOLers through the years and for the new SOLers who have joined in recent times as well as new SOLers to yet join it would be good to know in whose wake they sail.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » In memoriam
    Devastated to say the least. When we last spoke on email Joao had extended an invitation to us to visit him at home as soon as I can get a yacht kitted and make the passage to Portugal... that was not that long ago. Was looking forward spending some time with him and his family and go sailing together... That will now have to wait for a while.

    I for one will miss him a lot as we shared many a story on email and chatted quite a bit through the years...

    Bugger... don't know what else to say really... Will write a more coherent post later. Day suddenly gone strangely dark here by us.

    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2019-04-09 07:45:13 ---
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: LONG TO MEDIUM TERM WEATHER MODELS / DATA
    Board » General Discussion
    Does NOAA not give out medium to long term prediction models?
    I'm talking IRL cruising here and not SOL just for the record.


    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2018-09-25 15:23:34 ---
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • LONG TO MEDIUM TERM WEATHER MODELS / DATA
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi SOLers... Which are the best long to medium term weather and atmospheric data models to use for long distance cruising?

    asking for some guidance here.

    Thanks.

    Vince
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Please sign me up for the _SOTP suffix again.
    Ta
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Fremantle to Bali 2022
It is time for a revival of one of Australia's iconic races, the 1427 nm long "Fremantle to Bali" race, and it's considered to be a true test of seamanship.
Last raced in 2021 Super Maxi 100, we will do it this year in a Sun Fast 3300 which is considerably slower!
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1632
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Ranking:
OCQ4 - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
Race starts: Dec 04th 06:00 Registration Open!

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Baker Lake Ice Race 2022
Up north, it’s Winter, so time to put your skates on, but first you’ll have to airfreight them, your carbon spars, your mylar sails and your DN hull to Baker Lake, for a 109nm race, the first of 4 (3 to count) at high speed before the ice melts! Well inside the Arctic Circle, this is a cold, cold place, where the wind is rarely benign. No Performance Loss, so put your goggles on, wrap up well, and try to get round as quick as you can!
Race #1615
INFO by brainaid.de
DN PARTICULARS
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RANKING: DN - SYC
Race starts: Dec 03rd 15:00 Registration Open!

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Christmas Is (Pac) to Christmas Is (Ind) 2022
Two waypoints, start and finish, and between them 5827 NM of two oceans. Not much time if we want to sit at the Christmas Eve table. You will need to maintain an average speed of over 10 knots, so prepare your Volvo70s well and choose the best of the many possible routes. Hands up everyone who knew there were TWO Christmas Islands?! OK, maybe you have sailed this Sailonline course before... but it's time to get ready for the 2022 challenge of racing between Christmas Island in the Pacific to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean! Please have fun! Fair winds!
Race #1629
INFO by brainaid.de
Volvo70 PARTICULARS
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Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Dec 01st 18:00 Registration Open!

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The Three Kings Race 2022
The Three Kings Offshore Race is a 520 nm challenge, in Farr 38s, from Auckland (Orakei) up and around the Three Kings Islands and then back to Auckland finishing where you started. Manawa Islands (Three Kings) are a group of 13 uninhabited islands about 25 nm northwest of Te Rerenga Wairua aka Cape Reinga. They're also about 250nm due north of Auckland, known also as the world's best diving and fishing locations (although hopefully, you won’t be fishing too much during the race, or diving for that matter) and it is just a beautiful yet rugged place that is a must see for anyone who loves the oceans.
Race #1628
INFO by brainaid.de
Farr 38 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
RACE CLOSE: Tuesday,
December 6 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Nov 27th 16:00 Registration Open!

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