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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.

Dingo's Bluewater Racing Manual for Sailonline A 1-page guide to using BWR 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:

Susan Hood Trophy Race 2024

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR) welcomes racers to Sailonline’s virtual version of their fourth virtual Susan Hood Trophy race. This is a 75nm weekender on western Lake Ontario starting and finishing at the Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) via Niagara and Burlington, and is one of two that will count towards a special Sailonline's LOOR Series medals. As our Beneteau First 36.7 managed the course so well in previous years, we shall race her again!
Race #1804
INFOby brainaid.de
First 36.7 PARTICULARS
NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: SYC - LOOR
Race starts: May 31st 02:45 Registration Open!

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SoCal 300 2024

Welcome again to your chance to participate virtually in a second race of the California Race Week calendar, SDYC's challenging 243nm (as the seagull flies) SoCal 300 from Santa Barbara to San Diego. With a broad range of boats entered in the real race, virtual SOLers will have a better chance of hanging in there with the IRL fleet in our mighty Melges 40 than in previous years SOLing the Santa Cruz 52!
Race #1800
INFO by brainaid.de
Melges 40 PARTICULARS
NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: SYC - CRW
Race starts: May 30th 13:00 Registration Open!
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Mangalia to Sevastopol 2024


This time the Black Sea challenges us in a race on the 360 Nm route from Mangala to Sevastopol. On the way we will also visit Odessa. Watch out for the legendary pirates and their fast battle galleys. Nobody ever found them. Apparently they took them with them to the land and hid them in the forests. Let's hope that our Delphia 47 will be fast enough to escape the chase, otherwise we may end up in captivity.
Race #1814
INFO from brainaid.de
Delphia 47 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
ARQ2 - ARCH - SUPSOL - SYC
Race starts: May 27th 17:00 Registration Open!
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CA 500 2024


In 2019, the organisers of the California Race Week introduced a new longer distance event for the world’s very largest maxi trimarans in town that year intent on setting new records for the TransPac Ocean Race on its 50th anniversary. This CA 500, 500nm from San Francisco to San Diego, was repeated in 2023, but this year it will be an online only event, as it is a lot more straightforward to get a fleet of Maxi trimarans out on the virtual water, than in real life.
Race #1799
INFO by brainaid.de
Maxi Tri PARTICULARS
NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: SYC - CRW
Race starts: May 25th 17:40 Registration Open!
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Capt Anderson's Resupply TIMED Race 2024

Welcome back to the Pacific Northwest for a race that takes us around the southern end of Vancouver Island and up the west coast as we supply six lights. The leg starts in Victoria, and we sail into the open water of the Salish Sea. After making our way up the west coast we must go up the narrow channel to restock in Port Alberni. 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 #1809
INFO by brainaid.de
11 Metre OD PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
TRQ2 - TRCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Saturday,
01 June at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: May 19th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Neumayer Station to Biscoe Wharf 2024

It’s Autumn now in Antarctica, the sun is permanently below the horizon, but during the day, from c 0900 to c 1700 local time, there is some twilight – nautical twilight, not to be confused with civil twilight which is brighter. The penguins are starting to huddle together to keep warm and the sea ice is growing. Time to get back to Biscoe Wharf then, before the water becomes impassible. Including a detour past Argentina’s main two Antarctic stations, it’s only 1900nm, so, although we’ll be in a hurry, we will take the bigger, better ice-classed Paratii 2 once more, just to be sure!
Race #1766
INFOby brainaid.de
Paratii 2 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: HLAT - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Thursday,
May 30 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: May 13th 19:00 Registration Closed
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Melbourne to Osaka Prelude 2024

Welcome once again to what these days is Sailonline’s almost annual virtual Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race. In real life, this double-handed 5500 nm race between these two sister cities, one deep in the southern hemisphere, the other high in the northern hemisphere, is run every four to five years, and is planned to be held again in 2025, so this race is a Prelude in partnership with the Melbourne Osaka Cup 2025 organising committee collaborating with the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV), and the Sandringham (SYC) and Osaka Hokko (OHYC) yacht clubs. On this occasion, we’ll be racing the well-known First 40, a popular size of boat for a long-distance double-handed race. With the doldrums unavoidably lying across the track, you can expect to be at virtual sea for at least a month!
Race #1798
INFO by brainaid.de
First 40 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
RACE CLOSE: Monday,
May 27 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Apr 20th 00:00 Registration Closed
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