Helly Hansen Autumn eSailing Series
While “real” racing has been curtailed by Covid-19, the club has been conducting “virtual” eSailing for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday sailors. Free and open to all MHYC members, the club has run a group of short (races on a number of days to evaluate the potential to establish an ongoing series and the feedback has been positive.
The Helly Hansen Autumn eSailing Series has recently been announced and will include Wednesday races (using the J70 Day Racer) with spinnaker, Thursday races as non-spinnaker (using the Star Class) and Saturday races (using the Offshore Keelboat class) with spinnaker. For each race session, there will be five short races on windward-leeward courses with an offset mark at the top and a leeward gate. There is a maximum of 20 entrants in each race including the race administrator.
If you would like to participate:
- Go to https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/inshore-game/
- Registration is free. You will need to agree to the terms and provide your email address and register a pseudonym (or boat name) that you will race under
- Complete the basic training (Sailing School) which familiarises you with the boat controls at the same time as going over the essential rules
- Do some single boat training (colourful boat icon at bottom left of screen) in the type/s of boat you plan on racing in the races organised by the club
- Enter some of the free (usually green) races to get some fleet racing practice
- Skipper Name
- Email Address (for notices about racing)
- Mobile Number (for text alerts on race day)
- Which of the following eSailing competition/s you would like to enter
- Wednesdays at 1pm (Spinnaker)
- Thursdays at 6pm (Non-Spinnaker)
- Saturdays at 1pm (Spinnaker)
Watch Racing Online
To view the Selection Series Races this Saturday at 11am, or any of the scheduled Helly Hansen eSailing Series, simply go to https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/inshore-game/, wait for the main screen to load, click on Custom Race, click on the video tab (camera icon), then select the Helly Hansen eSailing race from the list of races available to view.
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