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Daylight Saving

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Rupe Wilson, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Rupe Wilson

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    Ok as you may or may not of noticed the clocks changed over the weekend.
    So now all our times have moved forward by 1 hour all club and league races will start at 19:00GMT

    here is a clock to get us all in snyc
    http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/world-clock/
     
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  2. Rupe Wilson

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    ok time for me to ask a silly question .. my head is a bit numb after the last few days and im now confussed..

    i think we will still race at 20:00 hours english time .. time to make a fool of myself i think..
    my head is a bit numb and confused:redface: .. and also im typing thing twice.....
     
  3. You race at 20:00. But, your current time is GMT + 1

    My current time is GMT + 2
    My current time of writing this post is 07:22.

    From a GMT clock website, the current time in London is
    Tuesday, 2 April
    6:23:19 a.m
    (GMT + 1:00)

    So, I still think we start at 19:00 GMT (for you that is 20:00 and for me 21:00).
    Other RD clubs shifted also.
     
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  4. Warren Dawes

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    Rene is correct. :thumbsup:
    England (and the rest of Europe) have now moved to DST by advancing your clocks by one hour.
    So in the new local English time, you will still be starting at the normal (local) time of 8PM.
    In REAL time (GMT), it will actually be 7PM.

    Here is the program I have always used to check / confirm event start times (very handy and includes all DST adjustment times around the world:
    http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc
     
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  5. Rupe Wilson

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    So i race at the same time as normal 8:00pm when in England..
     
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  6. Almost everyone races at their same local start time. That is the point of moving the race start times around.

    Ah, DST, more trouble than it's worth :D
     
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  7. Rupe Wilson

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    thats what was confusing me as my race time doesnt change.. last year i lived in Holland and for a couple of weeks it changed then went back to 21:00 hours ..:)
    But Warren in Australia is now having to get up 1 hour earlier to race.
     
  8. Could be that someone in the club forgot to change. I think the majority of Europe changes on the same day; don't think I've ever raced at something other than 21:00 my time.
     
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  9. Rupe Wilson

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    Thanks Senad.. thats what i thought, it was the same as weve done for years..:redface:
    if there was a change im sure it would be posted for us all to see..
    All club races in RD should have the same start time across each sim, (ie official start time of first practice) or that's what i was lead to believe.. the actual race time may differ due to practice and qually sessions being of a different length..
     
  10. Warren Dawes

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    Yep. :(
    Instead of dragging myself out of bed at 5AM, it now becomes 4AM.
    You probably won't see as much of me now until DST ends in Europe again. Hopefully I can join occasionally, maybe once each week or so. :sleep:
     
  11. Rupe Wilson

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    You dont put your clocks forward then.. i didn't know that... that why i got confused.. but i do now..:geek:
     
  12. Paul Bennett

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    I think we will always be at 8pm UK as GMT/BST is our local time ;)

    Rupe Wilson they say it's tough at the top my friend :thumbsup:
     
  13. Rupe Wilson

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  14. Warren Dawes

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    Oh not it's not Paul. During your DST period, you are GMT +1 in the UK. GMT never changes, it's the universal worldwide reference time (although based in Greenwich ) but even the Brits turn their clocks forward an hour in Summer.
     
  15. Rupe Wilson

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    Dont cofuse me again ...:roflmao::cry: ... my heads in meltdown:coffee:
     
  16. Warren Dawes

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    It's funny how it is always the Brits who have the most problem understanding this. :p
    They always think that even though they put their clocks forward an hour, that GMT changes. You have to realise that the rest of the world still has to reference to GMT (which never changes). :whistling:
     
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  17. Paul Bennett

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    I shall now run away from this thread :whistling:
     
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  18. Tim Ling

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    Paul Bennett is quite correct though-in the UK, the start time is always 8pm local time, whether we are using GMT or BST.
    It probably has something to do with Warrens comment
    We'd miss all the races lol
     
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  19. Paul is correct actually, as BST = British Summer Time = GMT+1 :p

    They use GMT in the winter and BST (GMT + 1) in summer, started a few days ago.

    EDIT: ah, Tim replied already
     
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  20. Paul Bennett

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    I said "Step away from the clock" :roflmao:
     
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