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Race Start Line

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Created by Bundeenabuoy Friday, 17 May 2019
Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 465 posts
Friday , 17 May 2019 6:35AM
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Can you confirm the race start line is drawn from the starting mark, to the flagpole on the starting boat?

EC31
NSW, 395 posts
Friday , 17 May 2019 6:37AM
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It should always be described in the Sailing Instructions. But as a general rule, that is correct.

lydia
813 posts
Friday , 17 May 2019 5:50AM
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Sailing instructions will usually define the line but may not be the mast.

sydchris
NSW, 199 posts
Friday , 17 May 2019 8:08AM
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There may be a crowding mark at the boat end of the line to save the paintwork on the start boat.

PhilY
NSW, 86 posts
Friday , 17 May 2019 12:49PM
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As above, always read the Sailing Instructions WELL before each event. That said, I was at one event where the RO put the Orange flag up the forestay of the trailer yacht start boat and then sat in the cockpit. He didn't like it too much when I corrected him and suggested putting the flag on a boathook and taping that to the stanchion , that way he could sit in the cockpit and look straight down the line.

As a NRO accredited by AS/YA/AYF, I also teach the art of Race management.



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