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  • Re: Equator Dash
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    @mfa_wsg The starting position is fixed (see png and kmz) and then you chose where you want to cross the equator.
  • Re: Calendar 2022 Q2
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race Calendar
    Great to see Sea of Cortez included. There is a typo you may want to fix : Cortez (not Cotez)

    Thanks
  • Sea of Cortez
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    The world's aquarium according to the legendary Jacques Cousteau. Also a protected UNESCO world heritage site.
    A wonderful setting for a multi-day SOL race.

    This proposed race starts in Cabo San Lucas and finishes in La Paz. Distance: 700 NM

    Winds are quite variable here (see pic), but not always very strong, so it could be interesting :-)
  • Equator Dash
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Unusual proposal for a one of a kind ocean race.
    The idea is to start at Antarctica and be first boat to cross the Equator anywhere between South America and Indonesia.
    (Created it on the test server and this should work fine.)

    Because there is no fixed point to route to, routing may be less useful and it becomes a challenge of reading the weather systems well.
    The start place (see kmz) is such that a tactical choice needs to be made to go for the Atlantic or Indian Ocean.
  • Re: Baikal Lake
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Hi Renegade,

    I didn't figure out their exact course and I believe it was/is done in stages. But could start from the South near Irkutsk.
    Winds are going to be unpredictable, so depending on how long the race is supposed to be a complete South to North, with a finish near Severobaikalsk would be my choice. The other way round with finish in the South could be done as well. It's a narrow lake, so I don't think waypoints are needed.
  • Re: SOL-itude - PICS OF WHERE WE SOL....
    Board » General Discussion
    Ready for the Sail around Turkey 2021, which starts from Hopa, only 30 kms from here. The weather is perfect, but no wind.

    In the background you see Batumi Technological University Tower, which is the 57th highest building in Europe, exactly 200 meters. There is a ferris wheel in the building, easier to see in the photos here: https://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/batumi-technological-university-tower/15223



    --- Last Edited by Zorba777 at 2021-10-07 07:02:49 ---
  • Re: CARIB RUM RUN 2021
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    OK. This year I will go with the name: "Louzo Cannon"


    Thks

    if'n that mean yer bringin' ouzo, then that shall be yer moniker, me laddo!
    ______________

    --- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2021-09-11 10:03:43 ---
  • Re: Sušac X 2
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    @srce The procedure by which the SOL racing committee selects races for the calendar is a bit shrouded in mist. So, even members of the daily OPS team cannot force their proposals to be taken.

    Besides the proposal being well made and interesting enough, there are probably some things that help:
    1 - Buddied races that can be done alongside real races are generally considered first. (Non-real races can always be done in winter.)
    2 - If your proposal gets more response on the forum, then it probably gets more chance too.
    3 - And of course we all want variation on the calendar, so if your proposed race is in a part of the world where we rarely (or never) did a race then it probably has a better chance too.
  • Re: Sušac X 2
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Hi srce.
    Just saw your post and that RainbowChaser has picked up on it.

    You did not do anything wrong, far from it!
    But neither @RC nor me decide on the race calendar. And that calendar is typically made a month before each new quarter starts. So the calendar for Q2 was already made in March.

    So, to get this race in for June we would have needed to plan it in January-February already, especially for buddied races where the people of the real race are to be involved.

    But I think your proposal is good and hopefully something can be done with it for the next year edition.

    Proposing races is a hit or miss affair. I have proposed many and a few have made it to the calendar. Others may still get used in a next year, who knows?

    So, we are very happy to see race proposals, but nothing can be guaranteed.
  • Re: SOL-itude - PICS OF WHERE WE SOL....
    Board » General Discussion
    New SOL control room on 34th floor with sea view. 5AM.
    Batumi, Sakartvelo :-)



    --- Last Edited by Zorba777 at 2021-05-08 02:34:53 ---

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