.... there may be one more.
And from the looks of it, they may sanction some of them, because BAOC believes in sanctioning.
A relay, a tournament, a qual, then a final?
lol, could they not decide which format to do??!
I'm with Pink Socks - ALL THE SPRINT THINGS!!
The sanctioning is news to me thus far...
This is what the slams had (or will have) in 2016. Some of the "train" references are for more than one training. Anything in all caps is a timed SI race of some sort. Looking at all of them, Sprint the Golden Gate 2016 doesn't seem that weird. Three of the four (including SGG) have a qual and final on Sunday. Three of the four (including SGG) have a sprint relay. SART has, by far, the narrowest focus: it's just a bracket. No trainings or relays. And it's just two days.
VSC crowns its champions based on scoring from the five individual races. SART crowns its champions based on the entire tournament. I think Boston used just the two-stage Sunday. SGG will have to make a decision, since they have two seemingly separate competitions between Saturday and Sunday.
Gosh i wasn't planning on going to the annual AGU meeting in San Fran (week after the SGG weekend) but I might need to reconsider. Bringing SGG back is awesome but unfortunately the AGU is being moved out of SF for two years as the Moscone Centre gets renovated.
We (mostly Erin Schirm and me) are still working out the details, which is why we haven't applied yet for a sanction for Sunday. We'd like to do Golden Gate Park on Fri evening and Presidio (brand new [excellent] sprint map) on Sunday, but so far it's not clear that GGP will give us permission for a night event, but Presidio will, so we may have to switch them.
Hammer, thanks for the info about the AGU meeting. The schedule was indeed partly to capitalize on that. But it also makes a nice balance with VSC, BSC and SART, so we'd probably aim for the same weekend next year even without the AGU meeting.
I should add that Jeff Lanam is also helping out.