Thanks to Doug and Revolution for running a great race and bringing wind!
I posted pics (unedited) from our encounter with the big ship and some pics of Spook with the kite flying.
Amendment 3 going back to the original SIs and cancelling the previous ones is now posted and attached here
Now we need some wind
I am sorry for being late in jumping into this. REVOLUTION can do RC for the event. We will do starts and record finishes within the scope of the SIs.
This will allow for a regular start and finish. Breeze looks light to good for the start. Models look better after sunset. We will put in an order for a moderate breeze for everyone to have a good race.
I believe the standard SI's state:
In order for the race to qualify, the lead boat in each class must finish within six hours of the class start. The Race Committee will stay on station until at least 90 minutes after the last class qualifies. Boats finishing after the Race Committee has left station shall take their own finish times in accordance with HHSA Rules 7.C & 8.B.
Those finish times could be sent to email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org. I will have sent times if we leave the station after the required time to Hank.
Let me know,
Course "U" short or long?
Glissade has volunteered to do the start (but not the finish) of the race. A new Amendment is posted on the racing page and is attached here. Pay attention to the finish procedures. Also there will be no horns or gun, sounds are the radio announcements.
We will do a Rabbit Start. Amendment 1 to the SIs is posted on the racing page and attached here. Pay attention to the addition of a tetrahedron to make the rabbit start an upwind start.
See you Saturday.
Jubilee will race Saturday.
I like this idea. Since Ted has run this kind of start for CHESSS, we'd be happy to volunteer LP as the signal boat, if approved.
If no one volunteers to be the RC, and since a rabbit start only is fair if the first leg is upwind, what do racers think of using a Lemans type start. I've attached a draft which could become an amendment to the Sailing Instructions.
Just a suggestion.
yes for Revolution.