VSK Sweden Race
2013-05-30 VSR Race Committee celebrating Summer !
2013-05-28 Over and done !
Blues League, Season 13 is finished and we hope you have enjoyed this very prestigious event.
We have witnessed both ups and downs, but in the end we can conclude some outstanding achievements performed by TTW. TTW1 top of the podium in the toughest Div1. TTW2 top in Div2 and they will meet their fellow club mates next season. CONGRATULATIONS!
Well done AoV and ISAF Racing who finished 2nd and 3rd in Div1. We also welcome ex.USSR to Div1 and POR Team + Jedi Order to Div2.
We will now take a well needed break but will be back after the summer months. Probably!
Keep on following this website. We hope to report some trivia and maybe some reflections and conclusions from the races completed. Information, thoughts and ideas for the future will also be presented.
Blues League would not exist without the help from many enthusiastic skippers. Basically every week, three divisions, comprising 21 teams and about 120 skippers, conduct two races each. Everything must work. Hosting, recording, admin reports, results reports, protest handling etc, etc.
VSR Race Committee says:
The Blues League concept is something similar to some football leagues, being different in that several teams compete with each other at the same time. A fixed number of races will form a “Season”. When a season is completed, an intermission or “transfer/silly season” period will follow. During intermission periods, new teams can be formed and register for participation in the event. The “Divisions” will be created a.s.a.p. after registration is closed which also means that a new “season” has started.
Note that this is NOT a Team Race Mode event. Of course it is a competition, but these races should be held in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere.
The races will be run as ACC Fleet Races, with the Complete (Auto) - Tactical Mode in-game settings.
All races will use VSR Racing Rules.
VSR Racing Rules
3 to 6 team members can be nominated, but only 3 boats can participate in each race. The composition of the team is free. There are no restrictions regarding mix of nationalities, club membership or affiliation etc. No changes in team formation are allowed during a season period.
During the intermission, new teams can register and changes of team members are allowed. In order for a team to keep its name, rank and status at least 2 skippers must remain members of the team.
4 fixed event days with 2 races per day over 4 weeks. Consequently a total of 8 races.
One team discard, (excl. team score DNE), i.e. the highest score a team will get in any of the 8 races will be deducted from the total, thereby giving the final net score. The discard will be presented after four races have been completed and onwards.
Low score system per team and race; 1st=1p, 2nd=2p, 3rd=3p etc. based on Low point system for each boat; 1st=1p, 2nd=2p, 3rd=3p etc.
DNF, DNS, DNC, DSQ: For each division these points are calculated as the number of teams registered for the season x 3 + 1 point.
A boat given the score DNE, will not only affect the individual skipper, but also its team. If a boat gets DNE in a race, the team will be given a NON-discardable team score of 7 points for that race.
When a season has ended, the 2 best teams in a division, (except Div.1), will be promoted to the division one step up in the hierarchy, and the 2 teams finishing last, will be relegated to the division one step down. A team must participate in at least 6 races during a single season, otherwise the team will be put last in order of all teams or even excluded from the event.
Division charts will be published one day ahead of the start of a new season showing the teams in each division.
The in-game chat is mainly reserved for the host and the admin staff to give and exchange information regarding the on-going race.
The skippers should only use the chat for short race-related messages and conversation.
English should preferably be used.
A division must hold seven teams in order to exist (Exception: The last division may be raced with down to, and including, five teams). If a new division can be filled from the waiting list, this may be done.
In order to keep its spot in a new season, an existing team must confirm its participation five days ahead of the first race in the new season.
New teams can register for the waiting list at any time. If a new team is offered a place in a division or a qualification race, it must accept or reject this offer within two days after the offer was sent.
Register by sending an e-mail to email@example.com .
The registration should include;
· “Blues League”
· The Team Name.
· The names of all boats/skippers.
· Names of team members who possibly can act as hosts.
· A nominated team captain, who will also act as contact person for the team. Please, add e-mail address.
· Option: Skin/avatar provided by VSR. Yes/No. (See below).
Teams and skippers will be presented regularly a.s.a.p. after registration.
Everyone is free to use their own skin/avatar as long as it is easy to identify which team the boat belongs to. Using your own specific team skins/avatars would be great. The sails must substantially be transparent. E.g. "Nadeo" skins are not accepted.
Nicknames: The skipper's recognized registration name should be used. Nicknames must also include team identification.
VSR can supply team skins/avatars for those who so wishes. The skins will be quite simple with single-coloured hulls using the web colours: white, red, fuchsia, lime, yellow, blue and aqua. If you want a VSR ready-made skin/avatar please make a note in the registration and rank the colours preferred.
The maps will be presented at least four days ahead of the start of the first race for each season.
The team with the lowest total net score at the end of a season is the winner. As always when winning a VSR event, the skippers will receive worldwide respect and admiration, wherever they go and whenever they turn up.