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2020-04-29 It's All Over

MLS Season 11 is over and done. Final Results and Standings are now published on the Results page. The Protest Committee decisions are published in the Forum.

CONGRATULATIONS to the top teams on the podium: French Magic, TTW Good Guys and POL-VSC.

Thanks all for making this yet another thrilling top event: All who sailed, all Hosts and Video Operators and last but not least the Protest Committee who has done a fantastic job.

We cannot guarantee that we will be back, but if you have some ideas or suggestions on how to make MLS even better, please send them to rc@vsksailing.rocks and we will see what we perhaps might do.


2020-04-22 Preliminary Results Grande Finale

The Preliminary Results from Grande Finale are now published on Results page.


2020-04-16 Final Results Race Day 4

The Final Results from Race Day 4 are now published on Results page. The Proteat Committee decisions are published in the Forum.


2020-04-08

The Preliminary Results from Race Day 4 are now published on Results page.


2020-04-03 Groups Race Day 4

The groups for Race Day 4 are now published on Teams/Schedule page. The three top teams after Day 3 are seeded. The other teams are drawn by using "Random Name Picker". Due to WST did not sail Day 3 and probably will not sail Day 4, a correction is made so that no Team will sail on a Server with only 4 Teams two Race Days in a row.


2020-04-01 New Start Procedure

On each server, the teams must start X times 30 seconds after the start signal. X is dependent on the team's place in the Results List. The worst-placed team (5) starts as usual. The second worst-placed team (4) may start no earlier than 30 seconds after the starting signal. Team 3, no earlier than 1 minute after the starting signal. Team 2, no earlier than 1 minute 30 seconds after the starting signal. Best placed Team (1) may start no earlier than 2 minutes after the starting signal.


2020-03-31 Final Results Race Day 3

The Final Results from Race Day 3 are now published on Results page. The Proteat Committee decisions are published in the Forum.


2020-03-25 Preliminary Results Race Day 3

The Preliminary Results from Race Day 3 are now published on Results page.


2020-03-20 Groups Race Day 3

The groups for Race Day 3 are now published on Teams/Schedule page. The three top teams after Day 2 are seeded. The other teams are drawn by using "Random Name Picker".


2020-03-18 Final Results Race Day 2

The Final Results from Race Day 2 are now published on Results page. The Proteat Committee decisions are published in the Forum.


2020-03-11 Preliminary Results Race Day 2

The Preliminary Results from Race Day 2 are now published on Results page.


2020-03-08 IMPORTANT TECHNICAL INFORMATION !!!

Window's latest update of Window 10 (KB4524244, first release 2020-02-11), has obviously caused major problems for many users. Windows have withdrawn that version.

We are not tech experts, but Virtual Skipper is an old application and might be affected if you have the update installed.

Google around, or contact some tech expert to see what you can do if you suspect misfunctions. Some recommend to uninstall the update.


2020-03-06 Groups Race Day 2

The groups for Race Day 2 are now published on Teams/Schedule page. The three top teams after Day 1 are seeded. The other teams are drawn by using "Random Name Picker".


2020-03-02 Final Results Race Day 1

The Final Results from Race Day 1 are now published on Results page.


2020-02-26 Preliminary Results Race Day 1

The Preliminary Results from Race Day 1 are now published on Results page.


2020-02-21 Groups Race Day 1

The groups for Race Day 1 are now published on Teams/Schedule page. The three top teams from previous season are seeded. The other teams are drawn by using "Random Name Picker".


2020-02-10 Courses for Season 11

The Courses (Maps) for Season 11 are now published on pages Downloads and Teams/Schedule. Go to Downloads and click on the Atlas to download the installation program. Do NOT use other (older) versions of the Maps if you are hosting.

We strongly recommend that you install the Map Pack. Not only can you analyse the maps in the Editor. All images and Sounds related to the maps will already be on you PC when you enter the server = reduce initial lag.


2020-01-25 Invitation - Major League Sailing - Season 11


A Real Top Event - 11th Season


MLS Race Committee is very happy to invite you to MLS – Season 11.


This is an invitation regatta. The invitation is sent to most skippers who participated or registered in recent seasons and some other skippers known as good, fair and honest VSK skippers.

It is a team event using Fleet Race Rules, or rather: A Fleet Race event, where boats are members of a certain team. Each racing boat gets points that are added together and determine the team’s result and position for each race.

Create, or try to join, a team and send in Application/Registration.

A team or a skipper does not have to belong to a specific club. If you don't have a team, register anyway and maybe we can help you to form a team or be a part of an existing team.


To start from scratch, we want you to fill out the Application/Registration form on http://vsksailing.rocks/S.I..html regardless whether you were registered some previous season or not.

NOTE! Each individual skipper MUST send in Application/Registration form.

We really need HOSTS and Video Recording (Bandicam) operators. Please tick in boxes if you can help.

If you are NOT previously registered in the Forum http://vsksailing.rocks/forum/index.php , please also do that now. Besides submitting cases and being able to follow all PC cases, some other information may be published there.


First come – first served. This means that the quicker you register a team, the more likely you will be granted a spot in the regatta. The first 12 teams with at least 3 skippers will be guaranteed a place in the tournament.

The number of servers, teams and racing skippers on each server will depend on the number of registered teams. We will try to get either 12 teams (2 servers) or 15 or 18 teams (3 servers). 3 skippers/team will participate in each race. A team can have a maximum of 12 members.


Registration deadline. Deadline for registering a team with at least 3 members will be 7 days ahead of first race. New individual team members can be added any time during the event up to and including race day 4.

The Teams/Skippers finally allowed to participate, will be decided by MLS Race Committee at their own discretion.


Virtual Skipper is a simulation/game application. Even so, we want to emulate real sailing competition as far as possible. The rules are based on World Sailing’s ”Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020” (RRS) and we have a Protest Committee and Jury decisions.

We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to fill out the PC Form using a ready-made template. Both Screenshot and Replay can be attached to a Topic. Read the instructions, link on “Rules” page http://vsksailing.rocks/rules.html and make your registration in the Forum.


Many people talk about ”fair sailing”. The word ”fair” can be treacherous. It may mean different things to different people in different cultures. To us, fair sailing, means to obey and follow RRS. These rules are the same for all racing skippers all over the world.

Don’t forget to freshen up your rules knowledge. Visit: http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/WorldSailingRRS20172020-%5B20946%5D.pdf


Follow the News and read all details, S.I., Rules and more, incl. possible changes from previous season and possible amendments/clarifications to S.I. and Rules, on our website http://vsksailing.rocks/


Very Welcome to a real top event. Compete with the very best VSK skippers!


Major League Sailing
Race Committee



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