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Summer Regatta
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Salute will be racing.

Sounds great!!

Racers


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.

Kaya will be racing the Regatta.

John 

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On Jun 3, 2021, at 8:23 PM, Racing Discussions <racing_discussions@hhsa.org> wrote:

REVOLUTION, will be non-spin racing. Maybe shorthanded, maybe not.

Sounds good to me.

Hank

Michel,

Jubilee plans to race on Sunday.

In the past when we have not had a weather mark boat Jubilee has placed a weather mark upwind of the starting line. A one mile leg usually works well, less if winds are light.  If there is a big wind shift I can scoot up to move the mark before the start of the next race. I would ignore small shifts.  More important to have a square starting line, and one of the boats can easily move the pin so Peter doesn't have to re-anchor.

Given the crew you have I think it is fine to use the pin end of the line for the leeward mark if the race is more than 2 legs.

Thanks,
Keith 



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Racers

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.

Thanks


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Avalon will be there

Jim M

The problem with a fixed windward mark is just that.  It's really important to keep the windward and leeward marks oriented to the wind.  When the wind changes, the RC will have to move the start line if you use a fixed windward mark.  If we can do it, a mark boat and blow-up mark is the best answer for the windward mark.  Also, a separate blow-up mark for the leeward mark from the start line is a good idea for two-lap races.

Cheers,
Hank

Cantata will race the regatta.

Delirium will show up

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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.


Eunice

So I just sent an email to my RC group that I will share here. I think the issue with a blow-up mark may be that it will start drifting during the day and it's hard for the RC to see it and be straight downwind from it. The RC can give instructions to the mark boat where to precisely set the mark before the start. Hence I am planning on a Government/club mark that is more stable and we know exactly where it is.

But what if it's G1 because we have a SE breeze? Are folks OK with that? I don't like it so much if boats are truly battling during mark rounding.

Suggestions are welcome


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.)


Eunice

Racers


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.


Thanks

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