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  • Performance loss Traverse Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    Hi All
    Im not one to complain and with routers so in abundance and still a STOP Sol competitor I do think the Performance loss on the RP 66 is so unrealististic I am just staggered. Yes whe you bbq but not a tack 2 or 3 mins to build up speed but this is silly.
    Im struggling with this along with such an unlevel playing field as it is.
    Please dont loose the heart of SOL.
    Tim PR just not happy at where we are going here
  • Re: RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » In memoriam
    A special friend who will be sadly missed....always kind thoughtful and helpful.
    Fair winds and a safe passage we will always be in your wake....lest we forget.
    Tim (Pocket Rocket)
  • Re: Golden Globe Final Race Results
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Many many thanks and I missed all that silly me but very happy with the result thankyou and indeed to you all for your tireless efforts with all the hard work that you do and the results.

    Tim (Pocket Rocket) :-)
  • Golden Globe Final Race Results
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Hi All,
    I have searched everywhere and can see the final overall standings for this race, have they been published yet or is this still WIP as I know you had a lot to do to finalise.
    Just after such a long race dying to know how I finally did.
    Many thanks for all your hard work.
    BR
    Tim (Pocket Rocket)
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    SOTP for me please I dont have never and never will use a router hence I never do very well but its the taking part. Maybe it should be considered mandatory to take part ?? hard to impose I know but levels the playing field a bit Fair winds all the SOTP's
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    ALL I have always since joining SOL sailed by SOP and will always continue to do so and have never has a router or any outside assistance. So its BAU for me as a SOTP sailor. Fair winds to all PR
  • Re: RTW 2017/18 Courses
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi all and many thanks for the replies and the detailed info given and I can fully understand the dilema that was faced before the start. Please dont see my comments as a moan as it was not I (and im sure I speak for all SOLERS) are very very grateful for the time and dedication that you give to make sure we have a SOL and without you it would not exist. It was however as im sure you agree a horrible leg where the weather just went against going anywhere. Great news on the balance of the legs and I look forward to the usual fun and competitive racing. Thanks again for all that you do. PR
  • RTW 2017/18 Courses
    Board » General Discussion
    Just a question as I know there has been some discussion around this but the course for the first leg seemed to be very protracted in comparison to the IRL course. Whilst I fully appreciate legal variations need to be implemented im not sure that it needed to be quite as protracted as it was. Is it possible to indicate if the next legs and following ones will (even if our start is delayed) be more following the IRL race or additional variations will be added. SOl is great and I will do every race but this leg rather put a dampner on something I was looking forward to doing. Many thanks Tim (Pocket Rocket)
  • Re: Carib Rum Run 2016
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Thanks for the name change RC alll full and bye me hearty all full and bye
    PP (nee PR)
  • Re: Carib Rum Run 2016
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr RC can you be changin me name to something more Piraty like Pocket Pirate if you please me hearty ho ho ho
    Thankyee

    PR

    ye have yer name, be seein' yer on the 'Main!

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2016-09-19 15:01:24 ---

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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.
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