Zoom race


Debbie Natelson
 

As all said above, sounds like great fun...I can't do a Saturdays, however, as usually busy at my cafe....But I'm not really in race shape anyhow.....so just wanted to say Hi to my long lost water pals....and kudos Peter on a very fun idea.

Happy racing,
Debbie Natelson

Debbie Natelson


On Tue, Sep 1, 2020, 8:54 PM Rod Sternagel <rod.sternagel@...> wrote:
I am interested but there is no Saturday Sept. 10th. Did you mean October?

~Rod



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Peter & Vanessa <pvturcan@...>
Date: 9/1/20 3:32 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [SoundRowers] Zoom race

Board,

I am thinking of running an online-Zoom on-the-water race. Sending out details something like the following, comments? 



Sound Rowers Zoom race 1: 10am Saturday 10th September
=================================================
This is an open water race, for any human-powered craft. Entry is free, to members and non-members.

Rules:

0. A Zoom link will appear in the Google signup sheet, before the race.
1. The race is for the period of exactly 1 hour, determined by how far you go.
2. Wear a mask whilst on land, before and after racing.
3. You can select your own race course, any open water, but the course must be a loop, or out-and-back. You must finish more or less where you start.
4. Use your smartphone (ideally perhaps in a waterproof case) to log into the Zoom call, and the start will be a verbal "Go".
5. After exactly one hour, "Stop" will be called, and record your distance, ideally using GPS.
6. Write up your distance, comments, race course, etc., in the Google sign up sheet.
7. Digital ribbons will be mailed to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each class. Normal Sound Rowers classes apply.


I will be starting at the 14th Ave NW boat launch in Ballard, going up the ship canal, round Lake Union, and back down the ship canal. A 12 Km course. Join me if you live nearby, otherwise any water works.





Rod Sternagel
 

I am interested but there is no Saturday Sept. 10th. Did you mean October?

~Rod



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Peter & Vanessa <pvturcan@...>
Date: 9/1/20 3:32 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: main@SoundRowers.groups.io
Subject: [SoundRowers] Zoom race

Board,

I am thinking of running an online-Zoom on-the-water race. Sending out details something like the following, comments? 



Sound Rowers Zoom race 1: 10am Saturday 10th September
=================================================
This is an open water race, for any human-powered craft. Entry is free, to members and non-members.

Rules:

0. A Zoom link will appear in the Google signup sheet, before the race.
1. The race is for the period of exactly 1 hour, determined by how far you go.
2. Wear a mask whilst on land, before and after racing.
3. You can select your own race course, any open water, but the course must be a loop, or out-and-back. You must finish more or less where you start.
4. Use your smartphone (ideally perhaps in a waterproof case) to log into the Zoom call, and the start will be a verbal "Go".
5. After exactly one hour, "Stop" will be called, and record your distance, ideally using GPS.
6. Write up your distance, comments, race course, etc., in the Google sign up sheet.
7. Digital ribbons will be mailed to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each class. Normal Sound Rowers classes apply.


I will be starting at the 14th Ave NW boat launch in Ballard, going up the ship canal, round Lake Union, and back down the ship canal. A 12 Km course. Join me if you live nearby, otherwise any water works.





carrie weisse
 

Since this is a timed race I would not necessarily be back to my start point.  Is it a requirement to be back exactly at my start?  For example I could row along the coast and turn around. The tides would determine actual speed. I may need to row against the tide for  35 min and then with the tide for maybe 25 min to be back at the start in exactly an hour.  

May be a good idea to require the race be run on non-tidal water, non-current water, such as a lake.

Lastly, could we do a trial race to determine if the zoom method works? I'd need to find somewhere with a good internet connection.  What happens if we lose the connection in the middle of the "race"?

Thanks. Great idea!

Carrie Weisse

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 3:32:54 PM PDT, Peter & Vanessa <pvturcan@...> wrote:


Board,

I am thinking of running an online-Zoom on-the-water race. Sending out details something like the following, comments? 



Sound Rowers Zoom race 1: 10am Saturday 10th September
=================================================
This is an open water race, for any human-powered craft. Entry is free, to members and non-members.

Rules:

0. A Zoom link will appear in the Google signup sheet, before the race.
1. The race is for the period of exactly 1 hour, determined by how far you go.
2. Wear a mask whilst on land, before and after racing.
3. You can select your own race course, any open water, but the course must be a loop, or out-and-back. You must finish more or less where you start.
4. Use your smartphone (ideally perhaps in a waterproof case) to log into the Zoom call, and the start will be a verbal "Go".
5. After exactly one hour, "Stop" will be called, and record your distance, ideally using GPS.
6. Write up your distance, comments, race course, etc., in the Google sign up sheet.
7. Digital ribbons will be mailed to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each class. Normal Sound Rowers classes apply.


I will be starting at the 14th Ave NW boat launch in Ballard, going up the ship canal, round Lake Union, and back down the ship canal. A 12 Km course. Join me if you live nearby, otherwise any water works.





Peter Hirtle
 

Hi Peter,

I am OK without the racing but I sure miss seeing everyone!

Peter

Sent from here.


On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 3:32:54 PM PDT, Peter & Vanessa <pvturcan@...> wrote:


Board,

I am thinking of running an online-Zoom on-the-water race. Sending out details something like the following, comments? 



Sound Rowers Zoom race 1: 10am Saturday 10th September
=================================================
This is an open water race, for any human-powered craft. Entry is free, to members and non-members.

Rules:

0. A Zoom link will appear in the Google signup sheet, before the race.
1. The race is for the period of exactly 1 hour, determined by how far you go.
2. Wear a mask whilst on land, before and after racing.
3. You can select your own race course, any open water, but the course must be a loop, or out-and-back. You must finish more or less where you start.
4. Use your smartphone (ideally perhaps in a waterproof case) to log into the Zoom call, and the start will be a verbal "Go".
5. After exactly one hour, "Stop" will be called, and record your distance, ideally using GPS.
6. Write up your distance, comments, race course, etc., in the Google sign up sheet.
7. Digital ribbons will be mailed to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each class. Normal Sound Rowers classes apply.


I will be starting at the 14th Ave NW boat launch in Ballard, going up the ship canal, round Lake Union, and back down the ship canal. A 12 Km course. Join me if you live nearby, otherwise any water works.





Michael Lampi
 

Sounds like fun!



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Peter & Vanessa <pvturcan@...>
Date: 9/1/20 5:33 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: main@SoundRowers.groups.io
Subject: [SoundRowers] Zoom race

Board,

I am thinking of running an online-Zoom on-the-water race. Sending out details something like the following, comments? 



Sound Rowers Zoom race 1: 10am Saturday 10th September
=================================================
This is an open water race, for any human-powered craft. Entry is free, to members and non-members.

Rules:

0. A Zoom link will appear in the Google signup sheet, before the race.
1. The race is for the period of exactly 1 hour, determined by how far you go.
2. Wear a mask whilst on land, before and after racing.
3. You can select your own race course, any open water, but the course must be a loop, or out-and-back. You must finish more or less where you start.
4. Use your smartphone (ideally perhaps in a waterproof case) to log into the Zoom call, and the start will be a verbal "Go".
5. After exactly one hour, "Stop" will be called, and record your distance, ideally using GPS.
6. Write up your distance, comments, race course, etc., in the Google sign up sheet.
7. Digital ribbons will be mailed to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each class. Normal Sound Rowers classes apply.


I will be starting at the 14th Ave NW boat launch in Ballard, going up the ship canal, round Lake Union, and back down the ship canal. A 12 Km course. Join me if you live nearby, otherwise any water works.





Peter & Vanessa
 

Board,

I am thinking of running an online-Zoom on-the-water race. Sending out details something like the following, comments? 



Sound Rowers Zoom race 1: 10am Saturday 10th September
=================================================
This is an open water race, for any human-powered craft. Entry is free, to members and non-members.

Rules:

0. A Zoom link will appear in the Google signup sheet, before the race.
1. The race is for the period of exactly 1 hour, determined by how far you go.
2. Wear a mask whilst on land, before and after racing.
3. You can select your own race course, any open water, but the course must be a loop, or out-and-back. You must finish more or less where you start.
4. Use your smartphone (ideally perhaps in a waterproof case) to log into the Zoom call, and the start will be a verbal "Go".
5. After exactly one hour, "Stop" will be called, and record your distance, ideally using GPS.
6. Write up your distance, comments, race course, etc., in the Google sign up sheet.
7. Digital ribbons will be mailed to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each class. Normal Sound Rowers classes apply.


I will be starting at the 14th Ave NW boat launch in Ballard, going up the ship canal, round Lake Union, and back down the ship canal. A 12 Km course. Join me if you live nearby, otherwise any water works.