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Kumage TIMED Race 2023 - RESULTS

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A total of 79 SOLers had at least one go at circumnavigating Japan's Kumage island, appropriately enough aboard Fareast 28R yachts. By the 12th of November, it very much looked like further attempts at a fast lap were going to be unsuccessful, but then came the evening of Friday 17th in Europe, when in America the work of the week was far from over, and Australasia was already fast asleep.

And so it happened that a few alert European set off in pursuit of Australian Kipper1258's best time of 4 hours 45 minutes and 43 seconds of the 12th, and one of these wakeful watchers nearly beat it, but not quite. Dommage, quatre secondes, TarassBoulba, but good onya, Kipper1258, and honourable mention, wsguerin!

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We are changing how we organize our race management 'behind the scenes' at Sailonline in 2024. These changes will be various and announced later.

One change will be the introduction of a new role, for which we are seeking a number of volunteers.


It is not a difficult nor a time-consuming role. It simply requires volunteers to double-check that the actions (so-called DBAs) to OPERATE a PLANNED race have been timely set.

Each OPERATIONS MONITOR volunteer will be issued (by means of daily email) a list of the set DBAs pending ‘execution’ with date that they will execute.
He/she will need to be familiar with the Quarterly Calendar.
He/she will also hold a copy of the SETUP TIMETABLE which sets out the agreed lead times for launching and then closing a race by type
If he/she finds DBAs are delayed, he/she contacts Sailonline's PRO (bonknhoot), copying the COOrdinator ( WINSTON_4). Next day, on issue of the new pending DBAs email, he/checks that the situation has been rectified.

An OPERATIONS MONITOR will be on 'deck' for a week (ideally only one week every six or seven) to be relieved by the next volunteer according to the roster that will be organized by the COOrdinator according to the availabilities indicated by the volunteers.

Training will be held by the COOrdinator and will take 15 minutes. These new roles will be very very important for the continuing integrity of the platform, but will require only very very light and occasional work for each of the volunteers.

To volunteer, please email coord@sailonline.org.

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Finland-Sweden Archipelago Raid 2023 - RESULTS

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GRATTIS Speedwagon !! CONGRATULATIONS brewman !

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Embarking on this daring adventure required a special breed of sailors – those either exceptionally brave or blissfully clueless. Out of the 62 racers who set sail on time, only 35 successfully navigated their way to the finish line, meticulously rounding all 21 waypoints in the correct order and direction. The key to triumph rested on a delicate balance: staying vigilant or configuring precise DC.s, and ideally, executing both strategies.

It's worth noting that the racing area in real life (IRL) is infinitely more intricate than the simplified SOL map suggests. A glimpse at the navigation charts northwest of Korpo, accessible here: Navigation Charts, unveils the complexity of the topography. This region serves as a testament to the fact that a staggering 90% of the world's navigation marks are concentrated in the waters of Finland and Sweden combined. The race, therefore, not only tested the mettle of the sailors but also showcased the navigational intricacies of this unique and challenging maritime environment.

Hats off to the intrepid captains of CollegeFund Speedwagon and brewman, who not only kept their vessels afloat but also conquered the challenges throughout the entire race.

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ORCV Melbourne to Devonport Race 2023 - RESULTS

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CONGRATULATIONS Patrick70119 !!!

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A month has passed since Sailonline had the pleasure of partnering the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria, by way of hosting a virtual Melbourne to Devonport “Rudder Cup” Race 2023 in parallel with the in-real-life event. The Rudder Cup is Australia's oldest ocean race and the 5th oldest organised ocean yacht race in the world, pre-dating The Fastnet by nearly 20 years and the Sydney Hobart by nearly 40 years, and 2023 was the 10th year SOLers raced the race online.

This year, Beneteau's redoubtable First 40 was the online boat of choice. Redoubtable indeed, as of the 97 First 40's that presented on the line off Melbourne, 78 completed the c 200nm crossing to Devonport within the time limit with the fastest racers getting across in less than 30 hours. Excellent going and on this occasion the most excellent go-er was a South African. Bakgat, Patrick70119!

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St Nicholas Island Dash PYOC Sprint 2023
Gear up for the thrilling grand finale of our yearly Sprint Championship for 2023! Our SOLers will navigate nearly 90 nautical miles in their agile Club Swan 50 yachts along California's coastline, culminating at the iconic San Nicolas Island. As the sea beckons, anticipation is sky-high for this exhilarating race, showcasing just how closely contested this championship has been. Who will emerge as the 2023 Sprint Champion? The answer awaits on the Californian coast!
Race #1727
INFO by brainaid.de
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0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Race starts: Dec 09th 15:00 Registration Open!

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SOL's Bermuda Triangle TIMED Race 2023
Inspired by the America’s Cup racing in Bermuda, this is a fun triangular course of 90nm, which we originally raced with psail and bonkhoot’s collaborative polar for the AC72 foiling catamaran. Having tried the course in the more pedestrian Open 60 in 2021, this year we return to the AC72, in fact to the MODIFIED AC72v2, modified to remove the inconsistencies that obtained from the original interpolation of the limited data issued by the AC 2003 Principal Race Officer in connection with penalties determination. This is a TIMED race, which means you get multiple chances to try out the ramifications of the revisions. Be careful though, the polar remains a handling challenge with major stall-out potential!
RE-REGISTER HERE to race again after finishing a run
Race #1704
INFO by brainaid.de
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
15 December at 2300 UTC
Race starts: Dec 02nd 12:00 Registration Open!

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Christmas to Christmas Island 2023
Two waypoints, start and finish, and between them 5827 NM of two oceans. Not much time if we want to sit at the Christmas Eve table. You will need to maintain an average speed of over 10 knots, so prepare your Volvo70s well and choose the best of the many possible routes. Hands up everyone who knew there were TWO Christmas Islands?! OK, maybe you have sailed this Sailonline course before... but it's time to get ready for the 2023 challenge of racing between Christmas Island in the Pacific to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean! It also marks the conclusion of our prestigious Ocean Race Championship 2023. Please have fun! Fair winds!
Race #1745
INFO by brainaid.de
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCQ4 - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
Race starts: Dec 01st 23:00 Registration Open!

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