April 8th will be the second race day of the 2017 season.
See results of the first race day here -
See schedule of race days and the "rules" on the VSA web page here - http://www.valleysoaring.net/race/2017-races/
After the first race day, the rules were once again revised, and will continue to be revised, as needed, as coordinated here on this Forum. Latest revision: 3/26/2017 12:00 PM.
Any pilot even possibly interested in participating in the races are encouraged to join the discussion here on the Forum. John C is proving to be a good leader at the race day pilot meeting, and is patient in explaining details. Not overbearing, ready to explain, and flexible in agreeing to the task.
Few, if any of us, are preparing to sign up for any SSA Sanctioned Race this season (or ever), but a lot of trial and error has been put into the SSA rules that exist, so they serve as a departure point and a standard from which we draw. I believe the less experienced pilots saw enough of the race structure on this first day, to appreciate that the races will be a lot of fun this year -especially if we ever get a good flying day. As we each view our participation in the next race day as a destination, we realize that the journey towards the next race is both exciting and attractive.