Wednesday evening Racing and duties

Wednesday evening racing starts this week 7pm start (Forecast NE 9 knots) LW 13:01
We might even be able to order fish and chips after for socially distanced consumption (groups of 6).
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Duties will be allocated in May (next week) for the rest of the year. Please email me with dates you can make by 7 May. After that I will allocate duties. We will be asking all sailing members to do two duties  or 3 if they also race on Wednesdays.
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e-sailing Next Week and Next Weekend – YOU CAN WATCH IT AS IT HAPPENS ON LINE

Dear All,
We are going to have an extra e-sailing racing session of 3 races this coming Wednesday 10th February at 7pm.

The programme for Wednesday night (10th February) will be as follows for both participants and observers – you can watch it if you don’t want to join in. It costs observers nothing

In order to register and obtain invites on zoom  please e-mail me

7pm – Join on Zoom – social chat followed by:
7.15   1st Race   –   Name of Race 1 is lancing1 and the code for this race is shopsdam1 (all lower case)7.35   2nd Race  –   Name of Race 2 is lancing2 and the code for this race is shopsdam2
7.50   3rd Race   –   Name of Race 3 is lancing3  and the code for this race is shopsdam3

It is  simple for observers.  You can watch the racing without joining in by going at the time indicated to the Virtual Regatta website on your computer, tablet or cell phone and clicking twice to get the screen below – you then click Custom Race to the left of the screen :                       

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After clicking custom race you get this screen below:

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On the screen you will see 3 buttons at the top:

If you want to observe the race without participating all you have to do is click the video camera and then scroll down to find the title of race you want to watch click the ribbon for that race (e.g lancing 1) –  .
You will then get a screen with the list of competitors – click the video camera button (not the one with the lock on it as this is for entering the code for competitors – you don’t need that as an observer)

You can: a|) control the view of the race area with normal zoom tools and arrow  on screen or with the keyboard

              b) focus on any individual boat by clicking on the competiters list on the screen.

               c) Results are posted at the end of each race

If you want to participate in the race you need to:
 a) go to the first screen shown above and click custom race and enter the particular race code (e.g. shopsdam1)  at the time of the intended pre-race procedure usually 2 or 3 minutes before the start  (see above). This will be easier if you join us on zoom as we won’t start untill you boat appears on the screen – but you don’t have to. We will try to be on-time for each of the 3 races.  Those of you who have e-sailed before will already know how to control your boat.

Those of you who are interested in learning more Craig and I are running an ‘Introduction to e-sailing next Sunday 14th February at 7pm. If you are interested e-mail me and I will register you by sending a zoom invite. If you are racing try to join us on zoom at 7pm for a chat. 

So the forthcoming February e-sailing programme is:

Event Noe-sailing Events – February 2021Time GMTDate
Practice Race 1
Wednesday 10th February
Practice Race 2
Wednesday 10th February
Practice Race 3
Wednesday 10th February
3aIntroduction to e-sailing7.00 pm to 8pm    Sunday 14th February            
3bPractice Races (up to 3) 8.00pm to 8.30pmSunday 14th February            

Let me know if there are any queries – 07710459403

All the best and keep safe