Penalties tutorial

Maneuvers are very important in Virtual Regatta and the associated penalties can be substantial..

ITYC.fr offers you this spreadsheet allowing you to know the times and distances lost during these maneuvers..

After selecting a boat, the data will be visible.

Boat selection.
Simples penalties.
Maneuver profitability.
Doubles penalties.

You must select the boat using the selection bar at the top of the page.
Boat type can be found in the game on the polars page at the top left.
or on the excellent site of Toxcct , in the left column.

Presentation

How much penalty time will be applied if you change sails, how much distance will you lose in a maneuver ?

You want to know if this maneuver will be profitable ?

One unwanted maneuver, how much you've lost ?

This section is divided into 2 parts :

On the left, you will find the penalty curve for each type of maneuver.
On the right, you will find a calculator.

Simple penalty curve

If you click on the name of a maneuver, you can show / hide a curve.

With the wheel of your mouse, you can zoom in on the curve.

By holding the left button of your mouse, you can move the curve after zooming.

Use the 'reset zoom' button to reset the display.

When the cursor is hovered over the curve, a toolbox like this one appear :

Wind speed ( knts ).
Applied penalty time

Simple penalty calculator

It is composed of 2 functions :

The upper part lets you know the penalty time for a given wind speed.

This speed can be set using the slider, arrow key of the keyboard, or you can enter it directly (decimal separator ',' or '.').

Below you will get the penalty time for each type of maneuver in seconds and minutes.

Note that these data are identical to those provided for the curve.

The lower part is an extension of the upper part to approximate the distance lost during a maneuver at a given boat speed at a given wind speed.

Just like the wind speed, this value can be set using the slider, arrow key of the keyboard, or you can enter it directly (decimal separator ',' or '.').

Below you will get the distance for each type of maneuver the lost distance (nautical miles) depending on whether you are equipped with standard or pro winches.

Presentation

Sometimes you have to change sail for an hour or you have to change sail 2 miles from the finish ? Is it useful ?

ITYC.fr offers you this tool allowing you to answer these questions in just a few clicks !!!

Note that for performance reasons, the calculation is limited to the first 12 hours.

Note that if you use a terminal that is too small, the curve will not be displayed.

This section is divided into 2 parts :

On the left, a curve representing the distance (in nautical miles) traveled in 3 cases.

On the right you will find the settings and the results.

You must adjust your conditions in the right part to obtain an update of the curves.

Profitability curve

In green, covered distance without sail change.

In bleue, covered distance with sail change equipped with standard winches.

In red, covered distance with sail change equipped with pro winches.

If you click on the name of a maneuver, you can show / hide a curve.

With the wheel of your mouse, you can zoom in on the curve.

By holding the left button of your mouse, you can move the curve after zooming.

Use the 'reset zoom' button to reset the display.

When the cursor is hovered over the curve, a toolbox like this one appear :

Time elapsed since the start of the maneuver in seconds.
Distance traveled in nautical miles.

Settings

To find out if a sail change is profitable, you will need to enter the following different values :

Average wind speed (knots).
This speed can be set using the slider, arrow key of the keyboard, or you can enter it directly (decimal separator ',' or '.').
Below you will get the penalty time in seconds and minutes.
Average boat speed without sail change (knots).
This value can be set using the slider, arrow key of the keyboard, or you can enter it directly (decimal separator ',' or '.').
Average boat speed with sail change.
This value can be set using the slider, arrow key of the keyboard, or you can enter it directly (decimal separator ',' or '.').
Profitability with standard or professional winches.
The time from which the change of sail is profitable, that is to say the time after which you will overtake a boat that has not changed sail.
The distance corresponds to the distance you will have covered after having made the sail change, where you will overtake a boat that has not done so..

Presentation

It sometimes happens that a sail change is made at the same time as a jibe or a tack. How long will the penalty be applied ? How far are you going to loose ?

One unwanted maneuver, how much you've lost ?

This section is divided into 2 parts :

On the left, you will find the curve of the double penalties for each maneuver type.
On the right, you will find a calculator.

Double penalty curve

If you click on the name of a maneuver, you can show / hide a curve.

With the wheel of your mouse, you can zoom in on the curve.

By holding the left button of your mouse, you can move the curve after zooming.

Use the 'reset zoom' button to reset the display.

When the cursor is hovered over the curve, a toolbox like this one appear :

Wind speed (knts).
Applied penalty time.

Double penalty calculator

It is made up of 2 functions :

The upper part lets you know the penalty time for a given wind speed.

This speed can be set using the slider, arrow key of the keyboard, or you can enter it directly (decimal separator ',' or '.').

Below you will get the penalty time for each type of maneuver in seconds and minutes.

Note that these data are identical to those provided for the curve.

The lower part is an extension of the upper part to approximate the distance lost during a maneuver at a given boat speed at a given wind speed.

Like the wind speed, this value can be set using the slider, arrow key of the keyboard, or you can enter it directly (decimal separator ',' or '.').

Below you will get the distance for each type of maneuver the lost distance (nautical miles) depending on whether you are equipped with standard or pro winches.