We are ready for tomorrow's regatta. Sailing Instructions are amended as follows:
Starts: There will be only two starts, Warning at 11:00 for Spinnaker Boats (Class Flag is Pennant 6) followed by A combined start for all Non Spinnaker (Class Flag is Pennant 5).
We will not have a Mark Boat per se but Jubilee will assist in dropping a windward mark.
The Pin rounded to port will be the Leeward mark.
REVOLUTION, will be non-spin racing. Maybe shorthanded, maybe not.
Avalon will be there
In 2019, LP was RC for the Summer Regatta. That was the day with big winds and waves. We used HHSA C as the WW mark. We set up the tetrahedron as the LW mark.
I don't think G1 would be a problem. We've had roundings with several boats converging. It would be a good reason for everyone to review the mark rounding rules and err on the side of caution.
Liberty Prevails will be there.
I am pretty sure we've always used a blow-up mark or a club/govt mark for the WW mark. I thought the mark boat is to make sure boats round the mark correctly and take cool pics. Guess that begs a question I've had for years - why do we need a mark boat for WW/LW races when we don't have one for any other race?
(This doesn't get you and John out of mark boat duty for the Women's Regatta.)
I will be officiating on Firth of Tay for the summer regatta. The plan is to do Windward Leeward courses, but using a mark for the windward mark instead of a mark boat.
I would like to get an idea of estimated attendance. Could captains please answer this post with their intent to participate.
More details will follow as we get closer to race time.