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An "honorable loser" prize is being introduced in Practice Races.

This reward, called "G-Scow" (Garbage-Scow), will be assigned to the last finisher of every practice race. Garbage-Scow's mission is to clean the sea behind the race. Being last makes it easier.
At this point, we draw attention to the fact that becoming part of G-crew is an HONOR, not a punishment. (Look at your hometown when there's a trashpickers' strike, you'll understand)

Readings before you go farther:
Practice Racing Rules are here

G-Scow Prize was created with Lord Kipling's poem "IF" in mind, we invite you to read it and meditate.

Rules
To deserve the prize, one should follow some very simple rules :

Rule 1 : One should start within the first minute after KABOOM.

Rule 2 : One should try to win the practice race.
Rule 2bis :Any violation of Practice Race Rules would result in disqualification for G-Scow Price.

Rule 3 : One should finish less than 20 minutes after the winner.

Rule 4 : One can not be awarded G-Scow if one is also Top 5. In other words, G-Scow will be awarded only when there are at least 6 finishers.

Rule 5 : There can be only one. If 2 boats or more finish in the same update, then G-Scow shall not be awarded.

Rule 6 : Because the concept is not easy to conceptualize. And because GS has to be deserved, a racer's first three participations in PR can not result in a G-Scow reward. Said new racer can declare oneself eligible to GS and victory at any time before the third race.
Rule 6bis : To keep things balanced, these first three races can not result in a PR victory either.

Rule 7 : In order to keep the command chain unbroken, GS will not be awarded if the result was to be a missing link in the command chain.

Rule 8 : Exemption : At any time before the start of any race, any Practice Racer can ask to be uneligible for GS by declaring "I'm interested neither in victory nor in sea cleaning".
Therefore, said Practice Racer will not be awarded any reward for said race. Neither GS nor podium. (A status of "G-Rogue" is under discussion, but not yet precisely defined)


G-Scow Price consists, after a very warm welcome from the remaining chatters, in the publication of the winner's name below the Top 5 list.

According to the number of G-Scows, a rating will be applied, based on Royal Navy ranks during Napoleonic War :

G-Scows / Rank

1 .............Landsman
2 .............Seaman
3 .............Able Seaman
4 .............Petty Officer
5 .............Warrant Officer
6-10 ........Midshipman
11-15 .......Lieutnant
16-20........Lieutnant-Commander
21-25........Commander
26-30.......Captain
31-35 .......Commodore
36-40......Admiral
41-100....Rear Admiral
101 + ......Vice Admiral

NB : This regulation is still under discussion, therefore still subject to amendments.

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--- Dernière modification par Tarco le 2013-12-05 23:46:55 ---

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2016-03-22 21:52:52 ---
Enrollment List :

Captain
RainbowChaser (GBR) 62

Commander
GREATSKUA (ESP) 32

Lieutenant Commander
robert1 (SWE) 17
Rod (CAN) 17
stoertebaeker (AUT) 17
jay8s (USA) 16

Lieutenant

glynnwi (GBR) 13
LaoziSailor (CAN) 11
v-eagle (ROM) 12

Midshipman
Bimmer (DEN) 9
CG (GBR) 8
JakeS (FIN) 6
sadlersailing (GBR) 9
Tarco (FRA) 7
WetWing (RSA) 7

Warrant Officers
AL53_SSIta (ITA)
Ned_Leo (NED) 2


Petty Officers
FooBar (GER)
karaoke (ESP)
kroppyer (NED)
Musigny (SWE)

Able Seaman
batseba (DEN)
Benevento (BRA)
Boozeroo (GBR)
Danny (GBR)
FooBar (GER)
honya (CZE)
Mega30 (SWE)
meropeterzo (ITA)
Rodm67 (BRA)
Rundo (NED)
sassy63 (SWE)
SCARABOCCHIO (ITA)

Seaman
Artpainter (NED)
BS1 (FIN)
Careka (NOR)
calmxy (SIN)
Equinox (TUR)
Garagiste (USA)
javakeda (USA)
Pwfflyer (USA)
Renegade (USA)
Go4iT (GBR)
Smo (FIN)
Sunrunner (CAN)
Tamalone (SWI
Tazumaki (GER)
VoidPointer (GER)
zwartevalk (NED)

Landsman
batatabh (BRA)
BlueSpirit (CAN)
brellis (USA)
CelemansRKN (FRA)
Dahab (EGY)
Dana1 (FIN)
ghibli (ITA)
JLinc (USA)
karriv (FIN)
kieler58 (GER)
longreacher (CAN)
Matoto (ITA)
MustangMark (GBR)
newsartist (USA)
Nor_Jawik (NOR)
NOR_Kornelia (NOR)
NZL_WairuaExpress (NZL)
Oriana (CAN)
PaintArtist (NED)
Patrick70119 (RSA)
scallions (IRE)
seawat (GBR)
Simbad (ITA)
SimeMali (CRO)
solaris (GRE)
StIngFI (FIN)
svein (NOR)
TuuleTallaja (EST)
weekend (CAN)
Windegg (NED)
Wolff (DEN)

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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2020-06-04 19:41:43 ---
Hello,

Somewhere, somehow, I heared that in some race in I think NZ/Aus there is a trophy for the boat that finishes just 1 place before last?

Anyone?

Cheers!

If you're still in control, you're not going fast enough.
Arthur - when we raced to Fernando do Noronha in the ReFeNo Rally we had a Sea Turtle for the last/second last :-)
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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-03-17 20:24:29 ---
I think the garbage scow rules should be reversed. When you're last only ONCE, you become the LORD HIGH ADMIRAL----but after many 'lasts' you work your way down past 'Boy Seaman' to "LANDLUBBER".
In every other human endeavor, you work your way UP---here you should work your way DOWN---perhaps all the way to SEWAGE LAGOON CLEANER......We all need 'something' to aim for!!!!
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
Quite surprised I'm not a bit further up in the ranks...
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
Hehe, Wet ! What do you believe ?
Garbage-Scow is not for amateurs ! You can't go up the ladder this easily !
It took me 3 weeks just to get my enlistment as Landsman. Competition is tough ! At leaste much tougher than one could think at first glance... :-)
Rod, sorry for I didn't answer earlier : was a bit busy... But my answer to WW gives you the idea...
Believe me, getting a G-scow is not so easy. I see you haven't got any yet... ;-)
Of course it is... we are professional scow pilots...
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
Sunrunner's name now needs to be added to the 'Landsman' catagory... ;-)
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...

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