Due to the lack of ‘real’ sailing at the moment the RYA are promoting eSailing using the Virtual Regatta software.
FSC cadet member Josie has been appointed chief Virtual Regatta guru and is organising virtual racing on behalf of the club – and the club thanks her for her efforts in this.
Here are instructions for how to get started, as well as how to race with FSC.
There are separate attachments for each. I hope I’ve written down everything that you need to do – some will need this, some won’t, but I wanted to include everyone.
I will be running the virtual regatta races while we can’t sail. I am hoping to run races to replace sailing events that would have been in the programme for 2020 e.g. MOB, WOW, Cadets, Sunday racing etc.
However, I need to run each race live, so this means I need to be available for every single race. This might prove to be too much alongside my school work, so I will just run as much as I can.
I will send out a timetable every Sunday evening via facebook that will have the details of the races for the week. We have decided to use one code for every race at the moment to keep things simple. This will be ‘fsc’ – all lower case, and we will let you know if we need to make changes to this.
Each race can only take 20 participants. If we get more than 20 trying to access a race, then I will look into how we can run multiple races. During the trial races this week, we have had a few issues with connectivity as so many people are playing the game at the moment. If this happens, I’m afraid we may just have to cancel.
Any questions then please feel free to message me via facebook.
Please be aware that I cannot play and message back at the same time though!!
Hope that all makes sense. See you on the water!⛵