Last weekend we started our on-line club eSailing race series, in which any club member is welcome to join or spectate.
The racing takes place on Virtual Regatta, with class races of up to 20 competitors each of around 5 minutes duration. Participation is easy via desktop computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet. Race rules are automatically applied, (with your boat slowed for 10 seconds for any infringement), and so this a great way to try out different tactical approaches for your starts, and each leg of the race.
For Littleton sailors new to VR, Andrew Selves has recorded a short video of a race with commentary to give a flavour of how it works. Coaching videos for eSailing are also being added by the RYA, with the first covering upwind sailing.
Dates of the rounds
Round 1 – 12th April (One Dayboat Racer course plus 3 Star class races )
Round 2 – 18th April
Round 3 – 19th April
Round 4 – 25th April
Round 5 – 26th April
By 3rd May we are looking to select a representative from our club to compete in the first RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship, a national championship taking place on 30th May.