Jericho Tuesday Night Virtual Regatta Series
Yes Jericho Sailors, you’ll be able to go racing on Tuesday nights – but stay dry and isolated because we’re going to be using Virtual Regatta organised by the Tasar fleet.
You’ve got a week to practice! Starting next Tuesday April 21st, we’ll do 4 races in about an hour, starting at 7:30pm. First week is a Practice Week. Spring Series starts on 28th April. And unlike regular Jericho racing, you can keep your beer in hand all the way round!
Sign up at https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/ and choose the ‘Inshore Game’. It’s free to join and take part in races. Monthly VIP membership gives you access to more features (such as customizing your boat and more navigation tools) and to organize races.
If you’ve not used Virtual Regatta before, after sign-up go through the Sailing School training program and practice courses. You can use your phone or iPad through the Virtual Regatta Inshore app, or from your desktop PC or Mac.
If you’re interested you should join our Vancouver Tasar WhatsApp group – this will let us communicate real-time before and after the races, and make sure we’re all ready to go. Join up from your phone at:
So how will the races work? Before each race, I will send an Access Code for the race to the WhatsApp group. You can then use the ‘Custom Race’ button and join our private race using the access code. Once you’re on, I’ll start the countdown and off we go. Once we’ve all finished I’ll set up the second race and so on until all 4 done for the evening.
There will be a winner each night, and a series winner. Grand prizes! For the series, our good friend Arran Yates from the Vikings is offering a Pacific Yachting magazine Prize Pack. And crews, yes this is your chance to show your helm how it’s really done.
First few race nights we’ll be racing Stars (no Tasars or Lasers available, sorry). The Star is the easiest boat to learn, the course is windward / leeward, and we’ll be racing in Sydney Harbour to begin with. After a couple of weeks Star sailing we’ll go onto maybe the 49er next and maybe a Nacra 17 or F18.
Let Julian Hannabuss know at email@example.com if you want to take part.
Here is a pdf with some notes to get you started on the Virtual Regatta system:
There are some good hints and tips on Youtube; try these videos produced by the British RYA: