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If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Colour of boat track and size of the time marker
    Board » Technical Support
    Thanks, ij. The problem appears to have been in my own computer, as it righted itself when I changed screens and then went back to the original. Why this should have occurred is beyond my knowledge of programming

    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2021-10-15 16:00:34 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Colour of boat track and size of the time marker
    Board » Technical Support
    The boat track in both the COG and TWA is the same colour which is dull blueish-black, and the time balls on the two tracks are both small and red. The one chosen used to be a lot larger. I can find no button in the Misc. Settings panel to change this. Has the SOL system for this function been changed?
    p.s.Thank you! The problem had corrected as soon as I went bask to the race screen.

    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2021-10-10 14:56:09 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Legality of the use of extra zoom on the apparent size of end points of finish line
    Board » Flag Officers » Rules and Decisions
    When the end point of the finish line is examined on extra zoom, is it legal to set course very close to the point and still legally finish, even when, on standard zoom, the course would cross over the edge of the round dot?
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • The Two Oceans race
    Board » Technical Support
    The race info says 'Lv to Stbd' at the Seal Island mark, but the diagram shows an Arrow indicating 'Lv to Port'. This problem should be cleared up prior to the race start....
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Poetry Saved for Posterity
    Board » General Discussion
    I liked the 'chased'.....I understand...…..
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: ESRW - a proper RTW race
    Board » Flag Officers » Race proposals
    Other than the Suez and Panama Canals, why not a 'real' RTW Race? Three legs---long, yes, but so is an IRL RTW! It would give a "Great" choice of actual route to the SOL competitors!
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    Is it possible to have the "Settings" saved until changed? Right now you have to renew all of your preferred screen features every time you log into a new race. This is a bit irritating.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Enabling Flash player on an Android tablet
    Board » Technical Support
    I have noted a few irregularities in the HTML5 client, and hope they can be repaired. It is hard to break the habits of years---for instance, centering any point on the screen now requires 3 clicks, rather than 2. The actuation of a course choice needs 2 not 1 clicks. Stopping the boat at a start/finish line requires the entry of TWA = (0) not (0.00000) or (0.) Realizing some entry hasn't worked as expected can make for mistakes that are very frustrating....
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    After some frustrations, I found that the action to center any point, at max zoom, on the comp screen (which I always previously used to check on clearance of headlands, islands etc.,) using a double click with the cursor on that position, no longer worked. I have now accidentally found that it still operates, but with a TRIPLE clicking.
    Is it just that I had missed something, or is this new info to everybody else?



    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2020-01-26 19:33:32 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Tokyo - San Francisco 2019
    Board » Flag Officers » Races
    Bimmer:- What is AGL and where do I find it? I'm not a router user, but sometimes getting out of a restricted start area can be a real chore late at night.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.

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Lac Manicouagan Ice Race 2024


Back in 2013, SOLer FR_cirrus introduced us to the meteor-impact crater lake of Manicouagan in northern Quebec province, at 100km diameter the 5th largest such geological feature on the planet. We speculated then that the impact was perhaps the one responsible for the dinosaur extinction, but at 215m years ago that is wrong, and generally that result is attributed to the 65m year old Chicxulub impact on the tip of the Yucatan peninsula. Last time, we raced the 138nm ‘rond la lac’ in Platu 25s, but it’s winter and there’s ice, so let’s take our no-performance-loss so no-holds-barred DNs instead, and get back indoors quickly.
Race #1769
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Simonstown to St Helena 2024

Since the weather in the northern hemisphere is not pleasant, we stay in the climate of southern Africa to hold another race from the All-Round Championship series. Our Gunboat_90s will have to cover the 1700nm route from Simonstown to the island of Saint Helena, which became the last haven of Emperor Napoleon.
Race #1785
INFO by brainaid.de
GB90 PARTICULARS
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Race starts: Feb 26th 17:00 Registration Open!
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San Diego to Puerto Vallarta 2024

Set sail for adventure with Sailonline's third epic voyage, in collaboration with the San Diego Yacht Club! Prepare for the ultimate challenge: a 1000-nautical-mile race to Puerto Vallarta along the stunning Mexican Riviera. As the real fleet ventures forth, we'll be right beside them, guiding our Santa Cruz 70s toward the sun-soaked shores of Puerto Vallarta! Are you ready to join the excitement?!
Race #1784
INFO by brainaid.de
Santa Cruz 70 Particulars
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Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Feb 24th 20:00 Registration Open!
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Buenos Aires to Punta del Este TIMED Race 2024

Hello Argentina! Hello Uruguay! We are back after fourteen years, on the brown waters of the Rio de la Plata to race from the shores of Buenos Aires to the beaches of Punta del Este. This is a TIMED race, so be sure to re-register using the link below after you have finished a run, so that you can be ready to go again if fairer winds present themselves!
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Race #1783
INFO by brainaid.de
Carkeek 40 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RANKING:
TRQ1 - TRCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Saturday,
March 2 at 2300 UTC
Race starts: Feb 18th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Perth to Mombasa 2024


Embark on an exhilarating maritime odyssey - the second leg of the 2024 Ocean Race Championship. This daring expedition charts a 4500nm course from the shores of modern Perth to the historic port city of Mombasa. Braving the vastness of the Indian Ocean in our high-performance OPEN 60, this voyage promises to be not only a test of skill and strategy but an immersive experience in the untamed beauty of the world's oceans. Join us as we push the boundaries of seafaring prowess on this epic adventure, where every wave will tell a tale of determination and triumph.
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1762
INFOby brainaid.de
Open 60 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCQ1 - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Thursday,
February 29 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Feb 05th 11:00 Registration Closed
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