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Rally Club Events - Daylight Saving Time adjustments

Discussion in 'Richard Burns Rally' started by Warren Dawes, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    With the approaching adjustments to Daylight Saving Time coming up, we will be making a few changes to our Rally Club Event Start Times.
    Here are the planned adjustments, based on published change-over dates across the World.

    1. Oceania (Australia) - East Coast (NSW, Vic, Tas) will change to DST on 2nd October. OC Start times will change to 9:30 GMT (8:30 PM NSW, Vic, Tas, and 7:30 PM QLD).

    2. Europe - Most European countries change back from DST on 30th October. EU Start times will change to 20:00 GMT.

    3. USA - Most US States change back from DST on 6th November. US Start times will change to 04:00 GMT (9:00 PM Mouintain).

    Each Start time will change immediately following the relevant DST adjustment date in each Timezone. Specific Start times will be advised in the Event threads.

    Please let us know if these proposed Start times are not suitable.
    Of course, for all Rally club Events, there will be options to request specific start times where needed.

    Please also note: It is expected that the Rallyesim Server will change back from DST at the published date, this will result in the need to adjust your RSCenter Settings for local time variations.
     
  2. Frickin time changes! :mad:

    Thanks Warren, are these the same for RDRC?
     
  3. Agreed Aaron, confusing and pointless. Similar to y'alls continuing use of the imperial system :tongue:

    Anyway, don't know for sure, but the RDRC will most likely follow suit.
     
  4. You have no idea how much I agree with that statement.

    I have long arguments with a mechanical engineer friend of mine about this. He works in a shop where they are all imperial, to the point where they will get specs in for a metric job, so they convert all the specs to imperial, design the plant entirely in imperial units, and then before the design goes back to the customer they convert everything in the design back to metric...

    I used to run this as my avatar on forums for a long, long time:

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    Sorry for the hijack, you hit my rant button haha
     
  5. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    Yep, all these DST adjustments are a PITA. :frown:

    In Australia, just to make it worse, my home state of Queensland doesn't adopt DST, but the rest of the East Coast does.
    It would be nice if the world could at least agree to make all the changes together at the same date. :rolleyes:

    I have advised Rick, hopefully he or the RDRC Team will advise what they will do.

    If we adopt the new times for RDRC, the OC ones need to be changed for the next Round.
     
  6. Norman Biscuits

    Norman Biscuits
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I had a mental note for the Euro change over - but had no idea the Aussie flip was so much earlier.

    RDRC sessions will be changed to reflect what's outlined above. :thumb:
     
  7. Thanks for the heads-up guys :)
     
  8. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    Bumping this thread as a reminder, Europe changes over from DST this weekend .

    One important thing for everyone to check:

    This means that the RallyeSim Server should also change time sometime on Sunday night/Monday morning. This will result in most of us having to change our RSCenter Settings for the GMT/UTC time offset to match the server.

    For me, that means my Setting must change from GMT+9 hrs to GMT+10 hrs.

    I would also expect that the Server will go off-line for a period while they change their clock settings. :confused:

    PLEASE CHECK YOUR SETTINGS before you drive the RDRC Round this weekend, or you may miss your nominated start time.
     
  9. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    Quick update, mainly for the Aussies (and some non European timezones).

    I have now checked the Server timezone settings and, indeed, the Server had changed by one hour. As a result, I had to change my Settings under RSCenter to GMT+10 hrs (instead of the previous GMT+9hrs).
    Please check this before your next On-Line rally.