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Useful Resources provided by SOLers

TOOLS

brainaid's site: Detailed polars, notice of races, SOL weather in grib format, delayed command tool, and much else.

AGage's SOL Tools site: External tools for use with SOL, blog and race course GPX files. Including *Optimal Angles Tool * File for download

Kipper1258's GRIB Helper tool - AGL; a blogpost and link to a GRIB auto-downloader

kroppyer's tools for Sailonline; Online tools, files or links to useful information for racing on SOL

Satori, Dingo et al. Guide to linking Sailonline to QtVLM A beginners guide to using QtVLM for racing on Sailonline.

hmm's SOL data for some Sailonline races; some historical races where you can compare your track vs other racers

BLOGS

SOLFANS BLOGSITE for all SOLers: blog site by and for SOL fans offering in-depth analysis of SOL-related subjects

Hmm's Technical Blog: excellent explanations of the technical aspects of Sailonline from the Head of the Technical Team

76Trombone's blog 2009-2014: Race comments, handicap systems, VMG and VMC explanations.

Italian Team Academy Lessons: A semi-serious guide with tips and hints on how to SOL.

SWE54's blog: Race comments and analysis.

Tangosailing's site: Comments on races and sailonline developments in Swedish.

Sailonline Communities

Sailonline's Facebook Group: More than 200 SOLers congregate there.

NOTE: Sailonline also has a Facebook Page and presence on Twitter (click on Homepage Links).

Le forum des marins virtuels: French-speaking forum regarding virtual sailing in general.

larubiadebwr: Spanish bwr forum for SOL

Sailonline Special Series

A3 series: created in memory of SOLer AGage this is a 9-leg series circumnavigating Australia, starting and finishing in Adelaide, S Australia.

  • Leg 1 - Adelaide/Melbourne - TP52s
  • Leg 2 - Melbourne/Hobart - First 47.7
  • Leg 3 - Hobart/Sydney - Super Maxi 100
  • Leg 4 - Sydney/Gold Coast - TP52s
  • Leg 5 - Brisbane/Hamilton Is. - Class 40
  • Leg 6 - Airlie Beach/Cairns - Seacart 30
  • Leg 7 - Cairns/Darwin - 60ft Trimaran
  • Leg 8 - Darwin/Perth - Orange 125 cat
  • Leg 9 - Perth/Adelaide - VO70v4

Selection of Races Around the World

NOTE: many of these have official virtual partners so Sailonline cannot always race the sponsored/branded courses at the same time. For many Sailonline is the official virtual partner.

The Tall Ships Races A summer series of races in European waters

Vendée Globe: Single-handed non-stop round the world in Open 60s.

Barcelona World Race: Double-handed non-stop round the world race.

Golden Globe Race: Single-handed non-stop round the world.

The Ocean Race: Round the world over 10 Legs held every three years, successor to Volvo Ocean Race.

America's Cup World Series: A regular circuit of regattas, bringing Cup racing to top venues around the world.

Races in Europe

Mini Pavois: 800 NM solo in 2 legs from La Rochelle to Gijon and back in a Mini 650 in May.

Giraglia Cup: A 476 NM race from Toulon to San Remo and back in June.

Skippers D'Islande: A 1600 NM race in 3 legs between Paimpol and Reykjavik starting at the end of June.

Sjaelland Rundt: Traditionally held on the last weekend of June, Denmark's most important race circles Sjaelland Island for 230 NM.

Races in the Americas

The Vineyard, Stamford YC, CT - SOL partners with the Stamford YC in this annual first weekend of September race.

Buenos Aires - Punta des Este: A 170 NM race on the estuary of the Rio de la Plata in January.

Caribbean 600: A 600 NM race among the Caribbean islands in February.

Chicago - Mackinac: One of the great US classics. 280 NM on Lake Michigan in July.

Races in Asia-Pacific

Round North Island: A four-stage race in February around New Zealand's North Island.

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race: A 308 NM classic in April.

Round White Island: 320 NM from and to Auckland in November.

Sydney Hobart: The most important classic in the Southern hemisphere. 600 NM starting each year on 26 December.

SSANZ Triple Series: A series of three offshore races from Auckland in Jul/Aug/Sep

Rolex China Sea Race: A biennial bluewater race of 565nm from Hong Kong to Subic Bay, Philippines

Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race: Held every four years - a 5.500nm race from Melbourne, Australia, to Osaka, Japan

Races in Africa/Middle East

Vasco da Gama Race: 300 NM from Maputo to Durban.

Mauritius to Durban Yacht Race: A 1690 NM race through the Indian ocean in September.

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Races

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Current Races:

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.
Race #1660
INFO by brainaid.de
Elan 410 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Jan 28th 11:00 Registration Open!

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Iceland TIMED Race 2023
Welcome to Iceland, where the weather is chilly but there are plenty of volcanoes and beaches to admire along Iceland's beautiful south coast. In fact, our first TIMED race of this year will take us on a 150nm eastbound trip in quick Orange Cats from the Vestmannaeyjaber archipalego to the Stokksnes peninsula. Just mind to enjoy the view from a distance and avoid the temptation to BBQ on the pristine beaches!
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run
Race #1650
INFO by brainaid.de
Orange 125 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
TRQ1 - TRCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Sunday, 29 January at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: Jan 14th 12:00 Registration Open!

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Sinbad Surveys Arabia 2023
Sinbad Al-SOL’er invites you to race him on seven epic voyages (5 to count), not entirely in line with those of his illustrious ancestor Al-Sail’or described in the 1001 Nights, and totally out of line with those voiced over by Brad Pitt in Sinbad - The Seven Seas, commencing with a survey of Arabia, from the island kingdom of Bahrain all the way to Aqaba, there where, in 1917, after a desperate forced march, TE Lawrence, Sherif Nasir and Auda abu Tayi routed the Ottomans. Instead of camels through the sand, though, we’ll voyage the c 3000nm across the sea on IMOCA 60’s.
Race #1636
INFOby brainaid.de
IMOCA 60 v2 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC - SVS
RACE CLOSE: Tuesday,
January 31 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jan 09th 09:00 Registration Closed

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