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  1. @Thorpe Bay Yacht Club @Scalingdamsc @CO TS Otter @AidenB Although you can't set up a race without taking a competitor place, you can drop out of a race at anytime by clicking on the three horizontal bars, on the top right of the screen, then 'Home'. If you drop out before pressing the 'start' button, the 'start' button is transferred to another competitor. Once you are out of one race, you can set up another race immediately. Hope this may help.
  2. @Thorpe Bay Yacht Club You need to post on this forum 7 times to become a 'Confirmed Member', after which you can set up a 'Club'. For further information see:
  3. @andythesailor Yes, unfortunately, you have to set up each race in turn.
  4. No. The only way to run a regatta for more than 20 competitors is to run heats.
  5. @Sailor_Barbie The darker patches can only be seen in 2D view. Look at the the circle in the top left of the screen. Click on the circle to expand to full screen.
  6. Yes, you have to set up each race in turn. It is frustrating.
  7. @eBowman The only way to run a series is to set up individual custom races, in turn, and then collate the results in a spreadsheet or results package such as SailWave or SailRank. @scott Anyone setting up a custom race needs to be a VIP membership or has to use some red coins (200?). It is not necessary for other players to pay or use any red coins to join a custom race.
  8. @Dcarr Creating an 'Event' simply puts the event on the VR Calendar and, if you set RSVP, allows club members to indicate whether they are intending to race or not. Unfortunately, it does not have any connection to setting up a Custom race, which you have to do manually, immediately before the desired start time. If you try to set up a race too far in advance, it will time out before the players are able to join.
  9. I have now tried playing on a new iPad and the control response is far better than on my three year old laptop. However, it doesn't work so well if you use an Apple Bluetooth keyboard. This is a pity, as you use the loose the ability to zoom in and out and to use 'R' to give you reverse view.
  10. I've now looked at the preliminary SailRank's guide and it appears that you still have to enter race results manually. The difference from using a spreadsheet or SailWave is that you can assign a competitor to a position rather than a position to a competitor, if you wish. This probably makes the data entry easier, particularly if you have a lot of competitors and have different competitors sailing in each race. There is also provision for splitting a race into two groups and/or splitting a race into gold and silver fleets and double scoring accordingly. I haven't worked out, yet, how this feature might be used. The application does produce a nice looking front end.
  11. @Scalingdamsc It appears not. It would be useful. FYI, you have posted in Virtual Regatta Offshore > Assistance. You would do best to post under VR Inshore > Assistance.
  12. FYI, I have posted a full set of my set up notes on the VR Inshore>Assistance>Tutorials>RYA Guide to VR Inshore.
  13. @Cornes1985. Yes, I think that 'green' indicates a favorable heading (upwind & downwind) is a better way of describing how the display functions. It also appears that the angle of the lay lines are fixed to the mean (top of screen) wind direction. This means that you can tack before the indicated starboard 'layline' to lay the mark, if you will be approaching with a green indicator, but have to have to go past the indicated layline to lay the mark, if you will be approaching with a red indicator.
  14. @ClimberSails No, you cannot see any results on the club page. You do not need to be registered on this forum to play the game, You simply need to register for the game. Members who register on the forum can be invited to join a Club. The only apparent benefit is that it then allows them to indicate whether they are interested in participating in a listed club 'Event' - in a similar manner to responding to a Facebook Event listing.
  15. It is not so much a case that you need VIP membership to get wind direction indication, you just need to have the 'Wind Direction Indication' option. This is included with VIP membership but can otherwise be 'bought' with tokens that have been collected or purchased. If you have the wind direction indication, you will see three red/white flags at the top of the circular 2D display, in the top left of the screen, indicating the wind direction on the left, centre and right hand side of the course. You usually (but, for some reason, not always) also get a linear wind shift display at the top, centre of the screen. Red indicates that you are on a header and green a lift, irrespective of which tack you are on.
  16. We are currently photographing the race results' pages then transferring the positions into SailWave. Have started looking at SailRank but think that you still have to manually input the race results.
  17. I am told, although I haven't yet tested it, that the steering works better on a phone or a tablet than on a PC. It certainly helps to have a hard wired, rather than a blue tooth, keyboard on a PC .
  18. @Harrier 25 You are only at 2 posts. You have to post in different threads or make sure that there is another posting between your posts, otherwise they will be grouped together as one. There actually appears to be no great advantage in becoming a 'Confirmed Member'. It does allow you to set up a 'Club' but other than being then able to post 'Events' on the VR Calendar, there really are no other benefits. Unfortunately, setting up a Club does not allow you to schedule races or collect series results. FYI, it is not only VIP members who can set up custom races. Anyone can, so long as they have accumulated or bought sufficient red tokens.
  19. Hi @torsail , As far as I am aware, the result screen stays up until the race organiser presses the green return button. We are currently just taking screenshots with a phone and then entering the results into SailWave. I have just started looking into SailRanks, which is in Beta development www.sailranks.com/v/signin . I have yet to determine whether it can automatically log race results.
  20. SESCA

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    The wind shift indicator bar appears to come up if you opt for the 'Wind Intelligence Package'. However, I am under the impression that it does not always show. I have yet to investigate this fully. However, if it does display, you are on a lift when it is green and header when it is red.
  21. Hi @AidenB, To set up a 'Club', you need to first become a 'Confirmed Member'. For this to happen, you have to make at least 7 postings on the forum. Unfortunately, you can't make 7 consecutive postings, as they merge together, so you have to intersperse them with other posts or put them on separate threads. Once, you get to 7 you will be automatically upgraded. This may take a few hours to happen. You can then go ahead and set up a new open or closed Club. If it is a closed Club, you can invite other members to join. They must be registered on the VR forum, rather than just registered as VR players. Unfortunately, it does not appear that by establishing a VR Club that you can gather the race results of VR Inshore Races. You will still need to manually collate the results. It has been suggested that you simply photograph the results screen for individual races for post race processing, rather than screen print, to speed up the sequencing of races.
  22. @Yacht Club Monaco Yes. You need to build up to at least 7 posts and then you will be upgraded to 'Confirmed Member'. It took a few hours for the upgrade to be implemented but it happened automatically.
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