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Profile for Vince Nel (WW)



Name Vince Nel (WW)
Email Address vincen@fgate.co.za
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I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: 2022 Vasco Ocean Race IRL
    Board » General Discussion
    Tadaaa!!!

    The IRL winners with the silverware


    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2022-08-10 15:55:42 ---

    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2022-08-10 16:14:09 ---
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • 2022 Vasco Ocean Race IRL
    Board » General Discussion
    An opportunity exists for a SOL crewed boat (similar to the SOL Fastnet campaign) for the 2022 Vasco Ocean Race from Durban to East London.
    a Boat has become available for a crew to race this (the oldest offshore race in South Africa) ocean race irl. The boat called Flyer is a Benneteau First33 and she is race ready with new sails etc. She has done the race quite a few times in the past and she stands a decent chance of overall race honours due to a favourable handicap rating.

    Is there an interest in such a venture?
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Saffa Skippers
    Board » General Discussion
    Sorted Seb
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    Nice job techs. Will take a bit of getting used to from my side... and not having been on SOL for some time it's a big user interface change straight up. Will play around with it a bit and see what's what.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Closure of Puffin browser
    Board » General Discussion
    Yip... seen the Chrome message as well... SOL will be more challenging in future for sure unless some of the brainy folk can come up with some magic.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • QUAY OF REMEMBRANCE
    Board » General Discussion
    Can I make a suggestion?

    Can the SOL powers that be create a page / link for SOLers who have sailed on?

    We have lost quite a few loved fellow SOLers through the years and for the new SOLers who have joined in recent times as well as new SOLers to yet join it would be good to know in whose wake they sail.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » In memoriam
    Devastated to say the least. When we last spoke on email Joao had extended an invitation to us to visit him at home as soon as I can get a yacht kitted and make the passage to Portugal... that was not that long ago. Was looking forward spending some time with him and his family and go sailing together... That will now have to wait for a while.

    I for one will miss him a lot as we shared many a story on email and chatted quite a bit through the years...

    Bugger... don't know what else to say really... Will write a more coherent post later. Day suddenly gone strangely dark here by us.

    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2019-04-09 07:45:13 ---
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: LONG TO MEDIUM TERM WEATHER MODELS / DATA
    Board » General Discussion
    Does NOAA not give out medium to long term prediction models?
    I'm talking IRL cruising here and not SOL just for the record.


    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2018-09-25 15:23:34 ---
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • LONG TO MEDIUM TERM WEATHER MODELS / DATA
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi SOLers... Which are the best long to medium term weather and atmospheric data models to use for long distance cruising?

    asking for some guidance here.

    Thanks.

    Vince
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Please sign me up for the _SOTP suffix again.
    Ta
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Kamchatsky to Tromsoe 2024

Just before the light failed entirely in Antarctica, Skip Novak managed to get his Pelagic 77 out of the ice and north up the Pacific to Kamchatsky. The sun is shining (24/7) and not a penguin to be seen, and Skip believes the Norh East Passage is ice-free (sufficiently) to attempt it, so all aboard for a c 4250nm voyage from east to west across the top of Siberia, Russia and Norway to Tromsoe!
Race #1779
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Cowes to St Malo TIMED Race 2024

Organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club since 1929, the Cowes to St Malo Race is a true RORC Classic. Starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, Cowes, IOW, a magnificent spectacle can be watched from The Parade, Cowes. The Cowes to St Malo Race is part of the RORC Season’s Points Championship, the world’s largest offshore racing series. Dating back to 1906, the Cowes to St Malo Race precedes all of the world’s famous races including the Fastnet Race. This is a TIMEDrace, so you may RE-REGISTER HERE to try again, after finishing a run. You will have 13 days and 11 hours to show your skill and decision making after the race opens.
Race #1828
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Lake Ontario 300 Challenge 2024

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) welcomes Sailonline to a second race of their annual series, this time as hosts of the virtual LO300. As the name implies, the LO300 is a 300nm offshore race across the length and breadth of Lake Ontario, from and back to Port Credit YC. Once again, as is our wont on Lake Ontario, a fleet of Beneteau First 36.7s is being made available to virtual racers. There is an overall prize for the SOLer who best bosses Lake Ontario over the two races hosted on SOL, this 300 and the Susan Hood raced back in May; so let the competition be fierce!
Race #1805
INFOby brainaid.de
First 36.7 PARTICULARS
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Ranking: LOOR - SYC
Race starts: Jul 13th 15:10 Registration Open!

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SSANZ Triple Series 2024 - Race 1


Welcome once again to our online buddied Short-handed Sailing Association of New Zealand brilliant long-standing SSANZ Triple Series for two-handed yachts on the waters of the Hauraki Gulf, sponsored this year by Lewmar Marine. Commencing with a c 46nm quick dash out to Motuora Island via The Haystack and home, we will as always compete in virtual Young88s, against the real-life fleet of the members of the ever-Young 88 Association!!
Race #1823
INFO by brainaid.de
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Tall Ships Races 2024 - Tallinn to Turku


Welcome to the second of three virtual Tall Ships Races on the Baltic Sea which are concurrently being organized in-real-life Sail Training International . This second race is from Tallinn, Estonia to Turku, Finland; circa 150nm in Sailonline’s stately Full Rigger.
NOTE: Starts and Finishes in tall ships racing are always offshore to avoid conflict with shipping and shipping lanes.
Race #1812
INFO by brainaid.de
Full Rigger PARTICULARS
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Ranking: TS - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Friday,
July 19 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jul 11th 14:00 Registration Open!
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Southampton to Punta del Este 2024

Sailonline is delighted to offer our sailors a 'reversed' Atlantic ocean race. As the RTW championship Atlantic part takes a detour to the Bahamas, we will offer you a reversed course as we will not do the 'usual' leg this year either. It is the July edition of this year's Ocean Championship. Our boat is the OD_65v3.
PRIZE: SMPF
Race# 1820
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Ranking: OCQ3 - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
Race starts: Jul 01st 11:00 Registration Closed
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