Specific race related comments should still be added in the relevant race thread.
RACE RULES & GUIDELINES; UPDATE 30 JANUARY 2016
(i) Each race is open to six (6) entrants from six (6) different countries.
(ii)On a predetermined and exact date each participant mails a cover with international rate stamp(s) to the next person in the race following the race route.
(iii) On receipt of the cover, the recipient will add international rate stamp(s) and mail it on to the next recipient.
(iv) Covers damaged in transit shall be repaired where possible and continue onwards, if a cover is too damaged to continue it's race is over.
(v) The winner will be the first person to receive their own cover back and posts a scan of the cover here.
(vi) Cover and postcard races are open to all members who have made a minimum of 90 posts and a Stampboards member for 90 days or more.
(a) Each participant undertakes a commitment to post onward covers within two business day of receipt.
(b) At race start and on receipt of a cover a scan is to be posted in this thread.
(c) Each participant agrees to get each cover hand cancelled at their local PO when posting their cover and each onward cover.
(d) Each participant agrees to write the recipients address and senders address in pencil to enable it to be erased and a new one added each leg. Ink shall be used on the final leg back to the originator unless otherwise specified.
(e) Standard 'DL' size or international standard equivalent envelopes should be used with a lightweight card stiffener inserted.
(f) Stamps should be placed with care leaving a gap (~5mm) between it and the envelope edges and should not overlap other stamps.
(g) Airmail labels/etiquettes should be placed on the rear of the envelope only except those of the originating country.
(h) To aid identification during multiple races each cover should be marked on the rear in ink with a cover number in the form X/Y where X is race number and Y route position (your position in the race route) - see the race route above for your cover number.
(i) Racers may, at their discretion, mark their own cover only with 'Philatelic Cover' or similar.
See the forum rules here
This is also a call for Race 3 and Race 4 entrants.
If you wish to participate; post a message below BUT before you do, make sure you are able to comply with the rules and guidelines - we've encountered problems in Races 1 & 2 where entrants cannot get hand cancellations or have sufficient stamps ....
Entrants received so far:
Don't worry if your country is already represented or the lists seems oversubscribed, we'll attempt to run simultaneous races or those starting soon after to accommodate everyone.