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Old 6th Nov 2012, 18:16   #1 (permalink)

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Wink SOL's Global Challenge 2012-2013 - PPRuNe Flotilla



Several moons ago (in 2008) a plucky band of PPRuNers ventured forth onto the virtual briney in their trusty ocean-going yachts in a virtual version of the Volvo Ocean Race.

At the end of that race, on a point-and-click sailing game website, we were recommended by a Swedish prooner to visit Sailonline.org - Online Sailing, a free-to-play virtual sail-racing navigation simulator, and some of us haven't looked back, and have participated in a a couple of oceans races as a PPRuNe Flotilla (SOL boatnames are prefixed with PRU_).

SO ... the time has come for a 4-leg 2012-2013 circumnavigation on SOL. In Open 60s we shall set forth on Saturday, November 10 @1200utc.

Info here,

I think it would be simply splendid to have a PPRuNe Flotilla again. I will be away for the start of Leg 2 but... I am sure we can muddle through :-)

Anyone else in? If so, please post your PPRuNe handle and your SOL boat name and I will effect a change so that we all have the prefix "PRU_" for the four legs of the race!!

brockie


PPRuNe Flotilla

Proon Name (SOL Boatname)

beaufort1 (beaufort)
brockenspectre (RainbowChaser)
Bushfiva (Bushfiva)
chksix (chksix)
DCMeatloaf (DCMeatloaf)
Fox3WheresMyBanana (BlackDragon)
flugholm (flugholm)
LonMore (LonMore)
reflex (reflex)
SMT Member (VikingAhoy)
TheiC (matrix)
Wodrick (lyric)

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Old 6th Nov 2012, 20:14   #2 (permalink)
 
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PPrune name : beaufort1
SOL name : beaufort

I'm addicted to this website, great fun.

Wodrick had already asked about doing this, great minds and all that.

http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/4998...12-2013-a.html
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 20:20   #3 (permalink)

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Imaginative huh?
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 20:41   #4 (permalink)
 
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I've done a few races recently so I'm up for it.
I even got close to rainbow chaser.
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 20:56   #5 (permalink)
 
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Wodrick/Lyric

I have deleted my other post for simplicity

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Old 6th Nov 2012, 21:13   #6 (permalink)
 
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What a great idea!
I've signed up.

Fox3WMB/Fox3WMB
as I haven't figured out how to change my boat's name yet.
Help!


Picture of the last time I was off La Rochelle, 2008, about to singlehand the Atlantic

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Old 6th Nov 2012, 21:32   #7 (permalink)
 
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A PM to brockenspectre should sort it out
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 23:10   #8 (permalink)

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Fox3WMB - reply to PM sent. As for the change to prefix PRU_ that is something I will do for everyone at one time (probably on Friday afternoon).

Wodrick - sorry not to have spotted your post .. I did a quick canter down the JB "menu" but didn't see it!

OK folks.. spread the word.

For those whe haven't sailed on SOL for a while, the Beta version is recommended. But for the sudden and sad death of SOL's main client developer earlier this year, the Beta would be "current". Unfortunately it remains an option that has to be chosen from the Race Description panel for each race on the RH side of SOL's Homepage. So, just click on the Beta link to gain the best functionality.

There is a Manual accompanying the Beta and I deffo commend it to y'all who don't regularly race on SOL:

SOL Beta Manual.

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Old 7th Nov 2012, 04:04   #9 (permalink)
 
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I'm in!
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 07:11   #10 (permalink)
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I'm in, and interestingly it assigned a flag that isn't that of my nation. Hmmm...

Also, I suddenly realise this takes place on water.
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 08:20   #11 (permalink)

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Bushfiva - what flag would you like? Did you end up with Afghanistan? That is a default flag and if you are speedy in registering, as I was in 2008, you end up with Afghanistan! My first email to SOL was to ask to be changed to the British flag hehehe

However, I am now a volunteer SOL Admin and the Races Organiser/setter-upper so I can amend your flag for you

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Old 7th Nov 2012, 08:31   #12 (permalink)
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I'm happy enough with the British flag, he said diplomatically, but it should be the Japanese flag.
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 08:57   #13 (permalink)

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Bushfiva - I've checked the SOL database and your User Country is Japan so... if you have just registered in a race, it can take several minutes for the Cloud server to populate your data through the system but you should then have the correct flag assigned.
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 09:06   #14 (permalink)
 
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Brockie was very kind in organising me a Guernsey flag. I haven't the heart to ask for it to be changed to an Alderney one.

For those of you who haven't done this before there is an ideal race for you to use as a practice starting on the 9th at 1800UTC across Lake Superior.
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 09:58   #15 (permalink)

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beaufort1 - t'was Aaron that set up your Guernsey flag but hopefully Markku knows how to do it. I will ask him. In the meantime, is this the flag in question?

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Old 7th Nov 2012, 12:08   #16 (permalink)
 
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I'm very impressed, yes that'll do nicely, thank you.
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 12:49   #17 (permalink)
 
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Brockie - thanks for the PM, and the offer. When will my boat name change occur?

Very much enjoying the chance to pre-race! A lot happens when you're asleep. For real, a windshift tends to wake you up, but not so on the computer.
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 15:29   #18 (permalink)
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Um, if we can pick flags, can I choose Shimazu if I supply the graphics? Excuse the English.
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 18:57   #19 (permalink)

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Bushfiva - what country is that please? SOL only displays national flags. Alderney is not part of the UK and has its own national identity, that is why beaufort "may" get his flag changed.
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VikingAhoy has registered to enter the race, would be thrilled to join the flotilla.
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