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  • Re: ipad vs other tablets
    Board » Technical Support
    Hi Scotsman!

    The only problem with SOLing on an iPad is the lack of Flash support on all Apple idevices. But theres a way around it...you have to download the Puffin web browser. It converts Flash to html5 beautifully and I play SOL on my iPhone with it. It takes a little getting used to, but it works.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
  • Re: SOL World Race: Leg 2 Analysis
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    For the middle boats its a drag race to 37S 54E. For the boats at or near a line from Wetstuff to 76Trombones its all about coaxing every little ounce of speed in order to order to turn "our imaginary corner". Former leader Ita10267 is about 120nm of the pace, just a reminder of how fickle any lead is on this leg. As 76T says the die is cast, all we have to do is wait a couple of days to see how it all plays out.
  • Re: Is it cheating, unfair or acceptable??
    Board » General Discussion
    Once again I find myself in the middle of controversy...

    Almost a year ago it was the SLI issue, now its the boatsitting issue.

    First things first; if NZL_undercover aka UC taking over Exmeromotu's cockpit caused any grief to anyone I sincerely apologize. I play this game not to win, but to hone my tactical and navigational (routing) skills. If my actions have taken away some level of the pleasure of the “SOL Experience” to anybody I am truly sorry. It is not my intention to take anything away from anybody, for that I am deeply sorry. I do hereby request for a RAF score (Retired After Finishing).

    Did I ask for UC's help at the end of Leg 6? No. We've established a good friendship thanks to SOL, we comment on tactics, strategy and we've done our fairshare of boatsitting for each other when "LIFE" gets in the way of SOLing. Even when one of us is taking a "flyer" we pretty much know what the other is thinking.

    Have I taken a peek at UC's boat and taken action when I suspect something is going wrong? You bet. In this case he was just returning the favor and I'm glad that he did.

    Before UC intervened I had skipped two updates, sailing on DC's that (on hindsight) weren't any good. When I finally got home on the wee hours of the night and found that I had split from the fleet I immediately gybed towards the fleet, erased all the remaining DC's and decided to wait 5 minutes for the 0430 UTC update which was just about to come in at any moment. I literally fell asleep at the laptop waiting for the update (Local time is UTC minus 4 hrs.). When I woke up, I found myself pointing towards the line. I looked at the chat and ITA_2011 had noticed that I had gone AWOL (Absent Without Official Leave) and UC had pointed Exmeromotu towards the line.

    Implying that ITA_2011 was trying to benefit from the situation is just plain baloney. I have the utmost respect for Piero (Winston_4), Andrea (ita10267), Antonio (ghibli) and Neill (NZL_undercover) and I'd be honored to sail IRL with any of them.

    I doubt very much that Rafa or Viking or the majority of SOLers would like to beat somebody just because the competition fell asleep. I'd rather be "pipped at the post" by somebody who got rescued in a time of need than win by "default"...but that's just me.

    About the whole situation...Is it cheating, unfair or acceptable?? I'll let you guys decide that issue, but the friends I've made while SOLing and keeping ALL SOLers striving to make this the best online sailing community is what it's really all about.

    The bottomline of this whole mess is that in order to be FAIR to ALL SOLers a RAF score is what I truly deserve for Leg 6, and I have no problem with that.

    Cheers,

    Antonio


    --- Last Edited by Exmeromotu at 2011-04-03 05:30:33 ---
  • Re: Vibrac-Paprec 3
    Board » General Discussion
    Nice pics UC!

    Thx for sharing.

    Cheers
  • Re: IMOCA Leg 3...GUESSING !
    Board » General Discussion
    21 Days...flat


    Cheers

  • Re: Corinthian Class, IMOCA leg 2
    Board » General Discussion
    It was a great experience. Although my ranking on this one went out the window on the first two days...I've never been one to blindly follow the herd, but I must say that no contact with the fleet is a severe handicap. In sailing there is tactics (positioning your boat with respect to others) and strategy (overall game plan, weather routing, etc.) Without any contact with the fleet you really cannot fine tune your game plan, you just have to hope for the best, and since we are sailing OD (one design) and the caliber of the competition is so good you just can't make a big mistake because the odds of a comeback are not too good. I'll be sailing in the Corinthian Class on Leg 3 just not in the "Hardcore Division"...sorry Mull! I will be taking peeks for 15 minutes at every update. Congrats to Señor Svein winner of the Hardcore Division!! Me quito el sombrero!
  • Re: Corinthian Class, IMOCA leg 2
    Board » General Discussion
    For those using Macs:

    I couldn't get the Adblock to work for Safari. Firefox works perfectly though, I'm using Firefox 3.6.13 with Adblock Plus 1.3.3 on a MacBookPro OS X 10.6.5

    If anybody has any questions to get Adblock working on their Macs (Firefox) let me know.

    Cheers!
  • Global Challenge Leg 2 - Pilot Charts & Planning
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    Hi!

    Attached are a couple of Pilot Charts (North and South Atlantic) for the month of January which provide some useful info for planning your strategy on your way to the Cape of Good Hope. This leg will be a challenging one, Good Luck to everyone!

    Cheers!

    --- Last Edited by Exmeromotu at 2011-01-07 15:14:35 ---
  • Re: Sailplanner users can connect to brainaids NMEA proxy!!
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi Stu!

    Magnus' procedure works beautifully and will not mess up your computer, what the sudo (Super User "do") command does in this case is give you access to the nitty gritty of the data exchange between OS X communication ports. Your highly sensitive OS files will be OK. Try it!

    Cheers!

    Antonio
  • Re: Sailplanner users can connect to brainaids NMEA proxy!!
    Board » General Discussion
    Magnus:

    WOW!

    I had fiddled around with MultiCom before but couldn't figure out a way to do it. I had also tried VirtualSerialPort App and other OSX communication tools to no avail. The best I could do was get it to work on my old Ibook G4 (Leopard) whose dial up modem port apparently was working in loopback mode. On my newer MacBookPro I couldn't get it to work. I had been trying by using other software (PolarCom) to serve as the TCP-serial brigde but once the serial port is in use only one application (PolarCom) could read the port and the data couldn't be shared to Sailplanner.

    Your step by step procedure works!!

    Thanks!!

    Cheers,

    Antonio

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Race #1818
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Auckland to San Francisco 2024


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