If you have any other questions, please email email@example.com
Q. I have entered and appear on the entry list, what happens next ?
A. See SailRacer App guide (link) - you will be emailed your unique tracking code in advance of the event. If you are hiring a dedicated SailRacer GPS tracker this will be sent to you shortly, pre-configured to your entry.
Q. I am the point of contact for my club, what do I need to do ?
A. We will email you an admin code for your club for the SailRacer App . This will allow you to ping marks for the course. If you have fixed marks, these can be added in advance, laid marks can be pinged on the day. The SailRacer App will also allow you to add race times and courses.
Q. Can my club do a practise event ?
A. Yes (please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Q. Approx how long will the races be?
A Target time 45 minutes
Q. What is the minimum course configuration?
A. Ideally each course should have an upwind, reach and run legs of similar length. We appreciate this may that be possible at some restricted venues, and using the GPS leg data will endeavour to standardise times
Q. How do competitors for a particular club 'enter' or confirm their participation in each of the two races at their home club
A. All entries need to be made in advance (link), when going afloat each sailor should start tracking on the SailRacer App (link to guide)
Q. When will the SIs be available ?
A. End of June (or earlier)
Q. How does the timing work ?
A. When you cross the start line for the first time the clock will start, so important to keep away from the start line until you are ready to commence you timed laps
Q. How many laps do I sail ?
A. The format is average laps, so you decide how many to sail during the race window and over a minimum of 30 minutes
Q. How do I finish ?
A. After at least 30 minutes you can cross the finish line, this will be offset from the course and should only be crossed when you are ready to finish. Your time of crossing will be recorded and elapsed time calculated as the difference in time between when you crossed the start line for the first time and then averaged to number of laps
Q. How will the difference in lap lengths for the last lap be handled.
A. For scoring purposes we will be using time on distance to compare results, taking into account the different lap lengths
Q. How will results from different venues be compared ?
A. The SailRacer App has a function to record wind speed and direction at each club. We will also have an enormous amount of GPS leg performance data to allow comparisons between different venues.
Q. As a sailor, do I need to do anything different for Race 2
A. If you have left your tracker running, there is nothing additional action required, the system will collect your data and allocate automacily across both races.
Q. What do I do if I have a scoring query ?
A. There will be an online form to submit after the race, with any supporting evidence
Q. Is the App safe ?
A. The App has been developed by SailRacer who have over tens years experience of GPS tracking. The App only uses location data from the users phone which is anonymised. For those who do not not want to use their phone there is the option to hire a dedicated SaiRacer GPS tracker.
Q. What prizes will be awarded ?
A. Depending on entry numbers, there will be prizes for each club event and then national prizes, including a variety of categories : overall, sailor age divisions, top club (best three results), classic boat, fastest sustained speed, furthest sailed, shortest distance sailed (adjusted to lap length) etc etc