2015 Snipe Worlds Will Be Indoor
APRIL FOOL'S DAY - THIS IS A JOKE Great news for the sport of sailing and for the Snipe Class. The next World Championships (Junior and Senior) will be indoors in Dubai from September 7 to 21. The news comes directly from the Board of Governors, who has accepted the offer of the Emir of Dubai, his royal highness El-Al-joker. Let's look at the new event in detail. ...
APRIL FOOL’S DAY – THIS IS A JOKE
Great news for the sport of sailing and for the Snipe Class.
The next World Championships (Junior and Senior) will be indoors in Dubai from September 7 to 21.
The news comes directly from the Board of Governors, who has accepted the offer of the Emir of Dubai, his royal highness El-Al-joker.
Let’s look at the new event in detail.
The Dubai Sailing Arena will be inaugurated today, April 1, in the presence of the Emir, the President of the Dubai Sailing Federation and SCIRA Commodore Ricardo Lobato.
The circular building is 0.9nm in diameter, purpose-built for the perfect length Snipe course. It is located next to the famous Indoor Ski Centre in Dubai.
The Sailing Arena is equipped with modern technical devices to make the races completely realistic:
– wind shift machine
– puff and gust machine
– wave machine
– tide and current machine
– temperature/rain/sun/humidity/fog machines
The interior walls are covered with megaplasma displays that incorporate nano technology HD 3DL.
An advanced system of artificial lighting can realistically simulate different lighting conditions to recreate various latitudes and different weather. Through the use of 3D glasses, each sailor can achieve his/her own favorite weather and latitude “reality.”
To ensure the most realistic sound there are absorbing panels and megawoofers and soundboxes, all using the newest state of the art super surround sound technology.
To start, there are 11 races in different scenarios (virtual venues/sailing conditions):
– Cowes: cold, rain, fog, tidal current
– Miami: warm, light air, powerboat wakes
– Newport RI: Seabreeze, strong current or gradient breeze, strong current
– Trieste: light winds, bright sun, or strong Bora
– San Diego: ocean swell, right wins
– Nassau: sun, clean water, perfect 15 knots from the southeast
– Buenos Aires: brown water and current
– North Garda: strong wind, one side favoured
– Palma de Mallorca: sea breeze and sun
– San Francisco: foggy, cold water, strong wind and currents
… and more …
This is possible thanks to the computer that controls the displays on the walls, the sound, light, wind strenght, wind shifts, wind patterns, waves, current etc.
There are also random external factors in the racing area such as seaweed, scary powerboats, sharks, ferries, water pollution, fishing boats, a cruising ship with Captain Schettino, pirates, and naked swimmers.
For sure the regatta will be won by the most skilled, complete and watchful skipper and crew.
The winners will be rewarded by the Emir and his harem in the luxurious Yacht Club, which is located inside the Sailing Arena. Trophies are rumored to be made of solid gold.
The NOR will be available on April 1 only.
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