Edited by JFos, 10 June 2015 - 12:36 PM.
*** Sail4Life Twelve Meter Regatta June 20-21 ***
Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:10 PM
Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:12 PM
<<< 2015 SAIL4LIFE TWELVE METER REGATTA >>>
**Special Rules and Exceptions for this Event**
Please help us make sure the ‘Ruleset’ for this regatta is understood by all,
so the judging and protest review can be uniform, valid, and consistent.
Bea Woodget, Silber Sands and Joro Aya (and their designated alternates) are the 2015 Regatta judges.
They are the final word on judging policy and procedure.
Soro Dagostino, Taku Raymaker, and Jane Fossett will act as Appeals Judges if indicated.
— Teams will race the latest version of the TRUDEAU 12 METER sloop, ‘as it comes out of the box’.
— Decorative textures for the hull or sail are permitted.
J Trudeau and Diamond Marchant may provide extra hull and sail textures that can be used at the discretion of each race team.
— Racing boats should have the team’s preferred, unique sail number prominently displayed on the Main.
Some specific details:
— Teams are not allowed to use the ‘/1 pp’ (phantom) chat command (or equivalent) while racing.
— The use of simple ‘stop-watch’ timers is allowed.
— Simple landmark setters that show race mark locations as ‘world map teleport points,’ are allowed.
— Any additional gadgets that show extra info on boat position or physics is not allowed. If a team is unsure about use of a particular device, they should ask one of the judges or Regatta Officials well in advance of race day.
THE SAIL TEAMS:
— Boats competing in the regatta will be registered to a “sailing team” that includes one or more people (yes, one person can be a ‘Team.”). — Each team will have an identified ‘contact person’ for official regatta communications. The contact person does not need to sail; they are just the ‘contact.’.
— For any particular race, the boat’s team will decide which team members should crew, and which will skipper (The minimum number aboard a race boat is a solo skipper; the maximum number is one skipper plus three crew).
— Even in the middle of a race, a team can decide to add or remove crew, or switch skippers.
— The number of crew aboard any boat at the START can be different from the number of crew crossing the FINISH line.
Please also note:
— Each competing race boat must use a unique ID registered to the boat’s team and identified by the raceline.
— All competing boats will sail with “Cruise Wind” parameters broadcast from the Start line windsetter. Manually setting “Trudeau boatwind” is not permitted. An RD may request that a Finishing boat run the ‘/x set’ chat command to show the boat had correct wind.
— A sailor can be skipper in only ONE timeslot on June 20, but any sailor is welcome to crew for a different team in timeslots when they are not skipper.
June 20 Qualifying Races:
A team must win a Qualifying event to advance to the FINALS.
The Qual events will be divided into four timeslots (0700, 1300, 1500, and 1800 SLT).
A maximum of four boats will race in each timeslot.
All races will be held in Northsea using the Breadnut racelinehttp://maps.secondli...eadnut/23/70/30
The boats in each timeslot will race on an Olympic course designed by Ldewell Hawker:
The wind will be from the SW at 18-20kt.
There will be four heats, with one discard (‘throw-out).
The winners of each timeslot event will compete again on Sunday June 21 in a FINALS event.
The details for the FINALS will be posted separately.
Competition boats should arrive thirty minutes prior to the scheduled race and check in with the Race Director.
All communication with the fleet will take place over the Twelve Meter Regatta group chat channel. Competing sailors should join that group and open chat for the race.
The RD will give five minute and one minute warnings prior to starting Countdown. Racing boats must raise sail within 15 seconds of the RD’s announcement that the clock is running.
UNIQUE SL ISSUES:
— Boat Crashes: If a boat ‘fails’ for any reason, a skipper may decide to abandon it and launch a new copy of the boat at the nearest rez point before the crash. The skipper must announce the event to race officials, who will then provide wind parameters for the new boat (an RD will bring a windsetter to the rez site).
— Skipper Crashes and MOB: If a skipper goes off-world or becomes incapacitated for any reason, another team member can take the helm, or launch a replacement boat as described above. If crew fall overboard, new team members can go aboard as replacements at the skipper’s discretion.
— Failure to trigger the raceline: On rare occasions, competing boats will fail to trigger the raceline. When this happens at the START, the race is invalid and the fleet should be recalled. When this happens at the FINISH, The Race Directors should record the rank order of boats as they cross the line and use that data to score the race.
RACE RULES AND JUDGING
— The ISAF Race Rules will apply unless otherwise noted. Please see Reigen Zeplin’s “Second Life Adjusted Racing Rules of Sailing” for details –http://tinyurl.com/nwl8tsh
Rule exceptions and SL-specific additions will be listed in this thread, and also published on notecards to racers in-world.
Comments on ISAF Rules:
— Judges will use a two boat-length zone to resolve Rule 18 protests over ROW at racemarks. Rule 18 does not apply at start line marks, but will apply at the marks that define a GATE, except as stated in Rule 18.4.
— Rule 30.1 will be enforced:
“…(if) any part of a boat’s hull, crew or equipment is on the course side of the starting line or one of its extensions during the last minute before her starting signal, she shall thereafter sail from the course side across an extension to the prestart side before starting.”
— Rule 31 will also be enforced:
“31 TOUCHING A MARK While racing, a boat shall not touch a starting mark before starting, a mark that begins, bounds or ends the leg of the course on which she is sailing, or a finishing mark after finishing.”
–NOTE: The Trudeau 12M has a phantom boom; it can not cause a collision. A collision only occurs when a non-phantom part of the boat strikes another non-phantom object.
— The Qualifying Timeslot Races will use the ISAF Appendix A Standard Low Point scoring system. Four races will be held in each timeslot, and each competing boat will get one discard.
ISAF Appendix A 8.1 and 8.2 will be used to resolve any ties.
The boat with the lowest score in each timeslot will advance to the Finals Round. Details of the Finals Round competition will be published separately.
JFos – revised June 8
Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:16 PM
I'm rather thrilled to report the S4L Regatta is nearly full;
there are only two or three slots remaining! :-)
Sailors who want to grab those remaining spots can SIGN UP HERE.
Once we have those spots covered, I'll post all the teams and their timeslot assignments for the June 20 Qualifying races.
This year we're making it simple; there's only one course for all the Qual heats.
It's a straightforward Olympic course, ending with a windward/ leeward leg.
The wind will be from the SW, blowing at 18-20 kts.
Each timeslot fleet will sail four heats (with one discard).
Posted 15 June 2015 - 05:19 PM
Here's a list of the teams for the Twelve Meter Quals on June 20.
The 13:00 timeslot has five teams, so I'm looking to move one to the 07:00 group.
Please contact Jane Fossett if you can switch!
Also, the editable spreadsheet is here: http://tinyurl.com/qaca2cm
Please add name of sailors on the crew, as well as boat numbers etc!
Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:46 PM
I want to express my great appreciation and affection for the wonderful sailing teams, race staff,
and judges there were part of yesterday's Sail4Life Twelve Meter qualifying race series.
I'll have a lot more to say about them, but I wanted to post the Results as quickly as I could.
These are unofficial, but I will get confirmation from all the judging officials
as soon as they have reviewed the numbers.
Okay Okay, enough with that, may I have a drum roll please…
The Fantastic Final Four teams for the 2015 TWELVE METER REGATTA will be:
Please Note: There was an important protest by MaitiYenni in the first heat of the 1800 Timeslot 4 series against TEAM WYC2. I'll document the details of that protest later, and I'm still waiting for confirmation of all the above numbers by the judging group.
However, by my calculations (which are always of course subject to error, so please check the numbers ), even if Maiti's protest were valid, TEAM WYC2 would have won the Timeslot 4 event. Therefore, even though Maiti's protest was appropriate, I have recommended to the judges that we dismiss the protest. I think there is broad agreement that her her specific concerns should be included in future "SL Exceptional Regatta Rules" for events of this sort.
Next Up: We pick a FINALS date that works for all the winning teams!!
Posted 21 June 2015 - 10:12 PM
Jane, if the numbers bear out, and the protest does not make a difference on the outcome, then I fully agree with your move to get things going.
I do feel that the specifics of this VERY valid protest, then appeal of decision be discussed, since frankly, several other very experienced RDs, Judges and I, are frankly amazed at the initial decision, and the fact this even had to go to an appeal.
Although this protest is clearly not about splitting hairs like many protests are, as you mention, this probably will end up being added as a "Special SL Rule" as you have suggested. Who would have thought?
In all, This has been so far an amazing event, and one that I personally would not have missed for anything. I cant wait for the finals, I'll be there in the front row cheering on all the boats!
(BTW has anyone made t shirts for this event? contact me if you have!)
Owner and Instructor, Ockway Bay Sailing School
Co-Founder - Virtual World Sailing Forum
Posted 27 June 2015 - 02:01 PM
Edited by JFos, 27 June 2015 - 02:03 PM.
Posted 14 July 2015 - 09:50 PM
~~~~ Reposted from July 12 ~~~~
The last race of the 12 m regatta Finals Saturday was easily
one of the best-sailed and most exciting racing events
I have ever seen in a decade of SLSailing. :-)
Mega-Kudos to the incredible Teams,
and a special 'WOOT!' to TEAMS WAYPOINT 1&2
for their undeniable demonstration of extraordinary sailing skill
and ultimate performance under race pressure.
Go read on Metaversesailing.com.
I've a lot more to say about these great racers,
but for today here are the final numbers:
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