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Post Options Post Options   Quote blueboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 12 at 8:57am
I spent yesterday afternoon sat on the (free) boulders in front of the Nothe course. Being there drove home in a way the TV does not how short the medal race courses are and how variable the wind.

I don't really have a problem with that for the Women's Match Racing because the boats don't split across the course anyway and it's a best-of-five format so luck tends to balance out.

But if you've got to have a double-points no-discard medal race, this is no place to run it. No self-respecting class would allow its Nationals to be run in a locate like the Nothe course.
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Originally posted by L192444

Originally posted by G.R.F.

Then there are folk who like courses like that, we used to call them good tactical sailors, lots of things going on, fast Oscillating shifts, steep course sides = possible wind bends, + tides, interesting that the good sailors that weren't otherwise distracted with messing each other up, still won.

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There there, no need to be scared sonny, I've got a handle on it, and like they say, it's the same for everybody. Smile 
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Originally posted by G.R.F.

Originally posted by L192444

Originally posted by G.R.F.

Then there are folk who like courses like that, we used to call them good tactical sailors, lots of things going on, fast Oscillating shifts, steep course sides = possible wind bends, + tides, interesting that the good sailors that weren't otherwise distracted with messing each other up, still won.

I fear you don't have a handle on what has been going on  Confused

There there, no need to be scared sonny, I've got a handle on it, and like they say, it's the same for everybody. Smile 
... yes it is the same for everyone ... sh1te ... once you have grasped some understanding of racing tactics you may get it. Perhaps it's worth you doing some sailing events to learn a bit more, I saw you made a start with a last (almost) at the RS100 Nationals LOL
 
 
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