Results for: Sailing Home

A photo-finish win for André

Posted by Ned Gulley,

A photo-finish win for André Congratulations to André Fioravanti for his victorious entry Lost Sailor Final5. The winner was submitted just under the wire, with only 32 seconds to spare! It was a fascinating photo finish… Sebastian Ullmann was in the lead for a long time during the tense final minutes. Many of us here thought... read more >>

The Queues are now closed!

Posted by Helen Chen,

The Queues are now closed! The magic hour has crept up on us once again and we have reached the end of this season’s contest.   We have closed the contest queue. We will announce the winner once everything has processed. So stay tuned! Helen ... read more >>

Sergey again 1

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Sergey again Our friend Sergey has another feather for his cap by claiming the 100 Node Challenge prize. His winning entry came in last night with minutes to spare. In fact, his entry would have claimed the 98 Node Challenge too, since his thrifty code didn’t even use all 100 nodes. Because it’s... read more >>

Limbo! The 100 Node Challenge 3

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Limbo! The 100 Node Challenge The surprises keep on coming. I was impressed with the improvements made through Sunday, particularly noting Sergey’s big improvement with StarCat1. As I said, it’s hard to make big gains by the time Sunday rolls around, and Sergey showed us a 3.71% improvement. So I was shocked to see Peter... read more >>

Sergey Y. is the Big Sunday Pusher 6

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Sergey Y. is the Big Sunday Pusher Sergey Y.‘s remarkable entry StarCat1 would have, in one crushing blow, won either the Saturday Leap prize or the Sunday Push prize. Since he chose to submit it on Sunday, he walks away with the laurels for the Sunday Push. Congratulations Sergey for the single biggest improvement since Nick Howe’s... read more >>

Leap Prize and Sunday Push

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Leap Prize and Sunday Push If you go to the bottom of the Statistics page, you see a colorful plot with two pink bands labeled “leap” and “push”. What do these refer to? We like to acknowledge people who make significant contributions over the weekend, so we give prizes for the Saturday Leap and the Sunday... read more >>

Nick Howe once again

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Nick Howe once again Here’s a belated post to say that Nick did it again, claiming the Twilight Prize with his Nautilus entry. Over on the newsgroup we read that Bradley just missed winning Twilight because he had the wrong time for the start of Daylight. Bad luck Bradley, but there are more prizes... read more >>

Nick Howe is our Prince of Darkness 1

Posted by Ned Gulley,

Nick Howe is our Prince of Darkness The polls are closed and the results are in: contest veteran Nick Howe (who has ruled the Dark more than once) is our newest Prince of Darkness. His code “Equatorial” came in at half the score of his nearest competitor. Congratulations Nick, and well done! I wanted to point out a... read more >>

The Sailing Home Contest Begins! 1

Posted by Helen Chen,

The Sailing Home Contest Begins! The Fall 2010 MATLAB Programming Contest is Sailing Home and we are officially underway! See Ned’s contest rules to find out how to play. If you are a veteran of our contests, you will probably jump right to the rules. If this is your first contest, you might want to read... read more >>

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