2017 RTWR to Proceed

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2017 RTWR to Proceed

Post by srgalahad » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:25 pm

NOTAM:

The Executive Committee of the RTWR wishes to confirm that the annual race will take place, beginning Friday, February 17th 2017.

Details are still being refined but, in light of the apparent shortage of pilots, the Race will be flown over a course of reduced length with an absolute time limit of 48 hours.

It will focus on one large geographic segment of the globe, will rely on the well-known aircraft of past years and essentially follow the format of the existing General Rules. As is the case every year, a set of Special rules will define the route, specific aircraft limitations and other special circumstances which define the year's challenges. These special Rules will be released in the upcoming days.

In the interest of enabling some advance preparation, Teams are advised that there will be a limited Jet Transport role, there will be a requirement to fly a limited distance in rotorcraft, the previous Bonus/Penalty regime will be replaced by smaller penalties (to be served by 'waiting-in-place' in real-time) and the Start/Finish and route will not be released until a short time before the beginning of the Race.
Rob Ibey, Executive Committee

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Re: 2017 RTWR to Proceed

Post by Spookster67 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:27 pm

A clarification question, if I may. The countdown clock on this website is counting down to a start time at 20:00 UTC. Is that confirmed as the start time, or may the actual start time be different (e.g. to be advised when the rules are published)?

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Martin Ward.
Race Committee Member. Race pilot FSRTW Race 2009-2018.

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Re: 2017 RTWR to Proceed

Post by Eamonn » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:32 pm

No, the countdown clock is not counting to the official start time. The race does start on the 17th, however the time was just a time I picked out that would be close to the start time.

Once the official start time is announced, I will update the clock.
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