Virtual Racing

Upcoming Racing


Notice of Race

We are trying out virtual sailing in CYC. Sailing and good times with friends. All from the comfort of your couch. All fleets welcome.  All CYC members welcome.  Friends of CYC welcome.  

Communication with Competitors

We use a Skype “Meet Now” group. The one to used on a given night will be announced via email to registered boats. 

Registration

You register via the evening’s event page.  Register as soon as possible and no later than 8:00 on race night.  Pay particular attention to make sure your registered virtual boat name matches what you will be sailing with.  Your boat name, your name and club affiliation will be shared as part of our results and and in the discussion thread for the night.  

Schedule

Starting in October, we will be on a winter schedule - racing 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.

See posted events on CYC calendar. Starting in July 2020 regular racing is starting up and we will during the summer month restrict virtual sailing to one Sunday night per month.  Past series: April, May and June 2020 we raced Tuesdays and some Wednesdays.  

Sailing Instructions

  • We are playing Virtual Regatta Inshore
  • Install to your device from https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/ or just play on a PC via the web page (that is currently my preference).
  • Make sure to install the Inshore version (not the Offshore version).
  • After installation, setup a profile and create a Pseudo name. You will need this to register for our racing. See above.
  • The game is free.  For each race you sail you can opt to spend a few virtual coins on improved controls (I recommend all of these, but most importantly the Auto VMG).  You get the virtual coins by racing well or spending a few $$$ in their online store.

Practice Race

On your own time, go throught the “Sailing School” to learn how to play. Join various online races. Also feel free to host for each other and share practice races on the Skype channel.  Also read Jared's excellent article (linked at bottom) with a bunch of good tricks.

Race in the CYC events:

Register. Around race time look for the chat link shared via email.  Then tune into the Skype "Meet Now" chat where we can text and talk to each other and where you will get the private access code to join the race.  Start the game and once in the game go to “Custom Race”. Click Join. Enter private access code that you'll find in the Skype "Meet Now" group.

Scoring

Each night we run one event consisting of 5 to 7 races.  We will have one discard when 5th race completes.  We will use Appendix A.  

Volunteer to Help

Thank you to Lek and Mark for helping run races and run scoring. Thank you Shawn for organizing live streaming on Facebook.  Finally thank you Melanie, Derek, Jen and Cindy for setting up CYC Virtual Racing web pages and scoring system.  We can use more volunteers to for a few aspects including race hosting, scoring, help new sailors, etc.  

More Information

Ping your friends in the Skype "Meet Now" chat.  

Contact Jakob (jakob.lichtenberg at outlook.com)

Racing Recaps

Jared Hickman - May 8

Mark Philiposian - April 24


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