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Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race Calendar » March 2012

AHOY SOLers

Here is the proposed calendar for March - there aren't many gaps as the month is pretty full with the Round New Zealand race and the continuing Round the World Race but... we are bound to have opportunities for short/swift weekday/weekend races, so do please as always make suggestions!

March 2012
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Also check the attached document for a copy of races run in March of previous years.
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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-03-19 14:34:10 ---
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RC...You once set up a Trial Race....Windy as hell up at The Aluetians I think.....That would be fun as a Timed Race....As you know, I´m a sucker for Timed races, and, can I tell you in secret, also for "Happy-ends". Robert
HI RC,

With only SWR and SSANZ on the docket for the month, perhaps there is server space for some short races, even if during the week? As not EVERYONE works M-F/9-5, I think there is a niche for some weekday 1-3day races. Maybe a good opportunity to clean up some of the pending races OR throw in a series as I suggested over in RP Forum for Gator's latest kmz.

Just a thought if the servers can handle it.

SP
Hi ShamPir - yeps... good thinking!

Once we have just one leg of the SWR open again and then "just" the RNZ I am sure we will be able to run some week races.. we've had a bunch of weekend ones so its time to mix it up a little!!

:-)
Hi all
I too, am very keen on the timed races, in fact any race which doesn't interfere too much with reality.

Having discovered a sure way to diminish my pathetic ranking even further, I have stopped partaking in the "race for X hours, go to bed, run into rock" - or weekend races as they are known! (Looking at the entries, I may not be alone in this thought!)

Now, given the popularity of RC's 'practice races', it occurs to me that there may be others who might prefer a shorter race, ie 8 to 12 hours, to take place during their normal waking hours.
To be fair to all parts of the world, it would have to actually be 3 races starting say, 30 hours apart (to allow one race to finish before the next starts).
Although the course would be the same, the wind would be variable, therefore the sailing time, but with a group start at least there would be fair competition within that group. Someone might even be able to figure out some handicap system to compare each group.

The races would be identical with one start per group, eg
Race 1. Monday start 08:00 UTC - finish no later than 20:00 UTC (for Europeans, SA, etc)
Race 2. Tuesday start 14:00 UTC - finish 02:00 Wed (for the USA, Canada, etc)
Race 3. Wed start 20:00 UTC - finish 08:00 Thurs (for the Aussies and Kiwis).
(These could just as easily be juggled round to fit a weekend).

This way, sleep deprivation is not part of the gameplan, and those with others to consider, do not have to risk divorce or death by setting the alarm for 3 am!

Does anyone see any potential?

Danny


--- Last Edited by Danny at 2012-02-13 20:25:33 ---
Hi Danny

I think this is a great idea!

Definitely worth a try. Snag is thinking about server loads as if one race isn't finished in time we would be adding on the burden of a second but Leg 4 "only" has 933 boats currently racing so that might not be too much of an issue.

Is there a name for the segments of the world that are Americas / Europe Africa / Asia/Australasia ?? Some fun time-zoney names?

A couple of folks have mentioned wanting something during the week.

Timed races though are definitely a burden on the server and folks tend to get ticked off if they aren't open long enough for a "best run" to be calculated so we probably won't do a Timed "triumvirate"!!

Where shall we have the course? Round our favourite Falklands? Aleutians? Tristan da Cunha? Got to be somewhere with fast and fun weather!!





--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-02-20 20:11:38 ---

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