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  • Re: In Memoriam - Finn Møller Christensen
    Board » In memoriam
    So sad to hear a good man set sails for his final voyage, heading for the sea with no shores.
    Bimmer, have a calm waters and starry skies on your way to eternity.
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  • Re: Bora experience
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Zorba, thanks for proposal and thanks for made it virtual.
    IRL, no one really wants "bora experience" :-)

    Yes, there are stronger winds and much higher seas in the world, but what's specific here is nearly 2000 m high mountain range separating warm Mediterranean coast line from much colder inland.
    Thus, especially in winter, when Genoa Low has passed eastward and cold Arctic air comes behind, it rushes down hillsides with gale force.
    But the most dangerous is 'reful', a wind blast that falls from all the way above, hits surface and spreads in any direction from NW to SE, without any warning or sign. In 150-160 km/h NE 'bura', such blast can easily reach over 200 km/h. On sea, that rip off sails, break mast or capsize boat.
    So, the only reasonable action IRL, when hurricane 'bura' is forecasted, is to find a good shelter along SW coast of some island, double and secure your moorings, go down to the galley and open a bottle of some excelent Dalmatian red wine, and for the next 24-48 hours listen the wind screaming through shrouds.
    Virtually, this should be fun, with just one more thing...

    I'm strongly suggesting to move finish line from Ploče (not so exciting port town) to the other side of Pelješac peninsula and a bit further, in front of Dubrovnik city walls.
    That way we got a race that also connects two jewels of the Adriatic!
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  • Re: QtVlm polar for Trireme O
    Board » Technical Support
    Zorba, can you e-mail me, please.
    You can find my address in my profile (click blue name)
    Thanks! :)
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  • Re: HIGH LATITUDES SERIES
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Have my vote, understandably. Great challenge but great fun!
    We do have DN iceboat in SOL boathouse, don't we? ;-)
    Still, 90 ft Monohull did a great job
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  • Re: RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » In memoriam
    Shock and disbelief.
    My sincere condolences to family, I'm sharing deep sorrow of SOL community.

    Calm sail, dear João, on a silver trail, among the stars, to eternity.

    Mladen / SimeMali
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  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    I do solemnly declare that in GGR 2018 I'll sail the SOTP, the whole SOTP, and nothing but the SOTP.

    ...so G, help me!

    :-)
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  • Re: 40' Series 2018 Championship
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Championships
    Hope this can help. Start times are wrong, but courses should be right. Please correct if some aren't.

    Jan: Sardinia Cup
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_1009.html
    Feb: New Hebrides Slalom
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_1017.html
    Mar: Florida Rum Run
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_1052.html
    Apr: Auckland to Gisbourne
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_1039.html
    May: Singapore visit
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_1059.html
    Jun: Naples triangle
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_1063.html
    Jul: Brisbane to Keppel
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_1074.html
    Aug: Hawaiian Zig-Zag
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_1081.html
    Sep:Galway to Dublin
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_1089.html
    Oct: Lord Howe
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_1099.html
    Nov: Stockholm to St Petersburg
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_807.html
    Dec: Let’s get out of this Country Leg 2
    http://sol.brainaid.de/notice/notice_385.html
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  • 40' Series 2018 Championship
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Championships
    40' Polars comparation tables, for 2018. Series, compared by pairs. Charts will follow soon.
    Choose wisely, rely on luck!
    FW!

    Feb 13th: updated tables, with charts. Please note scale differences of ΔV in charts. Also, maxVMG is accurate ±1.5° due 3° grib resolution

    --- Last Edited by SimeMali at 2018-02-13 06:40:58 ---
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  • Re: Discarding ziggy points or… not.
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Championships
    As an example of proposed method, comparison on results of Refeno Rally Race, with graphical presentation.

    Note two big, short-time, jumps and the influence of not-in-Series racers on SPTS, vs linear result distribution with normalized RT.

    (non-Series PTS = not SYCM or has less than 4 races finished, thus not in position for overall 40' Seies high Ranking)

    FW all!

    Mladen / SimeMali
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  • Re: Discarding ziggy points or… not.
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Championships
    Cheers João & Huib!

    Ment to write earler, unfortunately no time, but maybe even better now, with current 40'Series situation.
    Before the last race, and without discarding the worst points, SimeMali (Class40) has a safe margin of 37 places behind Kipper1258 (Class40) and 38 behind psail (SOTO). With discarding, that margin is only 3 and 8, respectively. (btw. just posted race#5 xls at the usual place). Thus seems reasonably me vote for no discarding. But...

    We all know that over a 6 month period there's a GREAT probability to have at least one race ruined because of work/health/family/other reasons. João, I entirely support your goals: 'Increase the competitive edge by approximating the different levels of SOL sailing expertise' and 'bring & keep more SOLers inside', and think discarding 1 bad race does exactly that: no one is eliminated by just one misfortune.

    You bouth have right on influence of number of events and number of competitors, and I'm afraid we have here the worst case scenario: small number of races and large number of SOLers, so every point has great specific weight.

    Because of that I'm thinking about a new way of scoring in 40 Series, and realy be glad to have your opinion.

    My basic idea is a sum of normalized race times. In each race, winner's time should be considered as 1.000000, and all other race times calculated relatively to that (so we have +0.000012 for each second delay in 24h race, but +0.000006 per second in 48h race).

    Example attached is for a few boats in Refeno Rally. As you can see, boat with 0.22% (not a mistake, it's 0.0022) slower time get +28 PTS, then for further 10% 17 PTS more, and further 0.3% 6 PTS more. That distribution doesn't seems fair.

    With normalized race times, all races are equally weighted, the worst result can be discarded, and there's no cumulative delay for slower boats in longer races. This way also minimize influence of occasional, not in-Series racers on overall Series ranking.
    (This model maybe can be applicable on TR Series too)

    I'd like to hear your thoughts on this idea (and from other SOLers, oc :) ), also considerations how to handle DNF and DNS/DNC boats.

    I'll try to do a simulation of that method on current 40' Series results, ASAP (but welcome any volunteer :))

    Be well, stay well, FW!

    Mladen / SimeMali

    --- Last Edited by SimeMali at 2017-11-08 16:53:33 ---
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After celebrating Christmas and New Year it is time for the second run in this year's Ocean Race Championship. After leaving Melbourne on this (about) 5.500 NM course, we will leave the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, all to port. And remember, once again we'll have to choose the best way to cross the Doldrums
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Buenos Aires to Rio 2023

This year's second ARCH series race will run from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on a route designed by SOLer Vida_Maldita (under his former alias of zero) in 2013. This is a replica of a classic triennial race of 1200nm, first run in 1947. More information about this IRL race can be found here.
So, Bemvindo/Bienvenidos in this coastal classic and prepare your 90ft Monohulls well.
Race #1662
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Up Helly Aa 2023
A-OI!!! The cry should soon be ringing out in the streets of Lerwick as the Guizer Jarl and his crew, along with the other teams in the Up Helly Aa parade complete their preparations for the biggest fire festival in Europe. As is Sailonline's tradition, we shall be racing the 383nm from Aberdeen to Lerwick to (virtually) take part in the Up Helly Aa festivities there which take place for the first time since 2020 on Tuesday, 31 January. SAILING NOTE: Gruney may be approached from any direction but must be passed for rounding purposes as indicated on the chart.
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