In the late 19th century, when humanity was pushing to discover the most obscure corners of Mother Earth, the Polar Ship Fram was built with unusual specifications to allow her survive, and keep her crew alive through, being trapped in the ice of the planet's polar seas. To celebrate the voyages of Fram and the explorers who sailed in her, Buckyball Racing Club brings you a race to the north and south pole stars, or as close as can actually be reached, calling along the way at stations named after the three expedition commanders. Click here for all the details.
The ultimate smuggling challenge returns, with racers invited to ship rare goods across the galaxy across a range of challenges, for the enjoyment of the event's (ex?-)mobster organisers and adoring cheerleaders alike. A variety of challenges are available, from the simpler Bootlegger Express to the full-scale Black Riband itself. Click here for all the details.
The A* Challenge is simple: Fly from Sol (or Wolf 359) to Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy, and record your time for doing so.
Of course, this being the endurance challenge of the racing world, there's a bit more to it than that, including maintaining focus for a trip that will many hours in the cockpit, and the perils of route plotting in the galactic core.
The A* Challenge is open for the long term. Make the run at any time, with no deadline. For full details on rules and how to enter, see the race thread here.
|14-22 July||Race to the Poles||Cmdr Inodoro Pereyra|
All race dates may be subject to change. This is necessary to enable races to avoid periods of major galactic instability. It is expected that any changes will be announced at least a week in advance of the start of each race.