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«Marseille - Carthage» instructions

  • A. Race Description

    • 1. «Marseille - Carthage» is a timed challenge(a race against the clock). Final ranking is not made according to the finishing order of competitors, but on the basis of the time elapsed completing the course: the fastest time will receive the highest ranking.
    • 2. «Marseille - Carthage» will start at 00:00:00 GMT on Thursday February 11 2010.
    • 3. The start line has closed on Wednesday February 11 2015.
    • 4. «Marseille - Carthage» has a difficulty rating of 1.
  • B. General Instructions

    • 1. Competitors will compete in virtual MAXI-TRIMARAN XXL class boats.
    • 2. To complete the race, competitors must pass the finish line (see section Start and Finish for more details).
    • 3. Competitors can re-start the race at any time. If a competitor restarts before completing the course no time will be logged and his/her boat will be deleted and put back to the Start.
    • 4. If a competitor has finished the race, his/her race time will be logged, saved in the TOP RANKING.
    • 5. If a competitor finishes the race several times, all his/her time courses are saved, kept and listed in the(Top Ranking)
    • 6. All LiveSkipper times are UTC (GMT).
    • 7. Race registration will open on Thursday February 11 2010 at 00:00:00 GMT.
    • 8. Competitors must register to take part in the race.
    • 9. 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).
    • 10. «Marseille - Carthage» will start at 00:00:00 GMT, Thursday February 11 2010.
    • 11. Competitors are free to start this challenge at any time within the period of the event.
  • C. Start and Finish

    • 1. Start point (A) : Marseille ==> 43°16′48.00″N / 5°20′6.00″E
    • 2. To be validated:
      Gate NameBuoy 1 (Lat/Long)Buoy 2 (Lat/Long)Passed
      Finish (B)Carthage36°52′4.80″N / 10°21′10.80″E36°48′0.00″N / 10°24′0.00″ENortheast -> Southwest
  • D. Race Committee

    • 1. Any decision by the race committee is final and binding.
    • 2. The race committee for «Marseille - Carthage» 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 «Marseille - Carthage» !

      The LiveSkipper Team.