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«The Friday Race S20 - 11 : Lake Superior» instructions

  • A. Race Description

    • 1. «The Friday Race S20 - 11 : Lake Superior» is a competitor’s race (a race between boats of the same class starting at a previously specified time). Final ranking is made according to the finishing order of competitors the winner is the first boat to cross the finish line having sailed the course correctly and final ranking will be made on the finishing order of the competitors not on the basis of the time elapsed completing the course.
    • 2. «The Friday Race S20 - 11 : Lake Superior» will start at 15:00:00 GMT on Friday June 07 2019.
    • 3. The start line will close on Thursday September 05 2019 at 10:00:00 GMT.
    • 4. «The Friday Race S20 - 11 : Lake Superior» has a difficulty rating of 1.
  • B. General Instructions

    • 1. Competitors will compete in virtual Class40 monohulls (40ft / ~12m) modeled on the CLASS40 polar (performance) data.
    • 2. To complete the race, competitors must pass the finish line (see section Start and Finish for more details).
    • 3. If a competitor has finished the race, his/her race rank will be saved in the(Top Ranking).
    • 4. All LiveSkipper times are UTC (GMT).
    • 5. Race registration will open on Friday June 07 2019 at 15:00:00 GMT.
    • 6. Competitors must register to take part in the race.
    • 7. By completing the registration process competitors agree to abide by the rules (laid out here) and the decisions of the race committee (see section Race Committee).
    • 8. «The Friday Race S20 - 11 : Lake Superior» will start at 15:00:00 GMT, Friday June 07 2019.
    • 9. No adjustment will be made for starting after the official start time – it is entirely the responsibility of the competitor to be present at the start at the correct time, or to choose to start after the official start time.
  • C. Start and Finish

    • 1. Start point (A) : Sault Ste Marie ==> 46°35′40.92″N / 84°38′17.88″W
    • 2. To be validated:
      Gate NameBuoy 1 (Lat/Long)Buoy 2 (Lat/Long)Passed
      Finish (B)Duluth46°46′22.08″N / 91°58′46.92″W46°54′46.44″N / 91°14′9.24″WNorth -> South
  • D. Race Committee

    • 1. Any decision by the race committee is final and binding.
    • 2. The race committee for «The Friday Race S20 - 11 : Lake Superior» will be:
      • Race Director : Charles-Edouard Ray (BeTomorrow)
      • Race Administrator : Romain Lagorsse (BeTomorrow)
  • E. Weather

    • 1. The weather applied to the boats is updated in the game every 3 hours, 24 hours-a-day on the following schedule: 06:00 UTC – 09:00 UTC – 12:00 UTC – 15:00 UTC – 18:00 UTC – 21:00 UTC – 00:00 UTC – 03:00 UTC.
    • 2. The weather is downloaded from the NOAA's website every 6 hours, and applied to the forecasts in the game at around: 04:50 UTC, 10:50 UTC, 16:50 UTC and 22:50 UTC. These updates do not modify the current weather applied to boats.
    • 3. The weather forecasts can be directly downloaded from the game webpage, in particular on the race page. It is a GRIB1 file which can be read by Ugrib, Viperfish, zyGrib, or any other reader of GRIB1 files.
  • F. Documentations

  • G. Contacts

    • 1. Competitors can contact their SuperSkipper or the LiveSkipper administrators by mean of the public forum. The LiveSkipper administrators can also be contacted by using the “Contact us” tab on the LiveSkipper homepage.

      Good luck to all who take part in «The Friday Race S20 - 11 : Lake Superior» !

      The LiveSkipper Team.