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    Posted: 29 Oct 19 at 7:25pm
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’There are often more places to be made at marks in a busy fleet than elsewhere on the course. Slowing down and giving up a few places in the short-term to help you get an inside berth at a gybe mark often reaps good rewards’ (Steve Middleton)

I most certainly come into this category. It probably been asked before but we seem a lively bunch at the moment - what is in peoples mark rounding playbook?




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Never round outside a Wayfarer!
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Don't round outside a FD that's doing a triangle if you're in a Cherub doing the sausage.
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Never get involved in a Cherub's sausage  Wink
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"....what is in peoples mark rounding playbook?"

Rounding the leeward mark...on any course...helps if you have a large assertive voice (!)…

If you're coming into that with a load of boats fighting it out...ease the sails...drop the kite early..do whatever you can to slow down and get that inside berth. Round the mark inside all the other boats that were ahead but on the outside...stuff it a bit to make sure the boats behind are not coming out higher. Maybe even slow a touch to make sure they have to dive below your stern. Go for max pointing for a moment or two. Quids in. I get ridiculously excited just thinking about it!
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Never under estimate a Flying Fifteen's ability to head directly into the wind and ghost over the windward mark that it was not laying. Also never imagine that a FF sailor has any desire or belief in the general rules of sailing as they do not apply to them as a class.
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Originally posted by JimC

Don't round outside a FD that's doing a triangle if you're in a Cherub doing the sausage.

That would apply at the top mark, not the bottom, surely?
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Give way with a smile, do your racing between the marks.
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Another option is the “ buffalo boys” manoeuvre. If you have a raft up of the boats ahead in light winds ( if you don’t know the song “buffalo boys go round the outside “. It takes some guts but it can be a good option 😊
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Originally posted by 423zero

Give way with a smile, do your racing between the marks.


Nah, do your racing everywhere. Just be confident in your ability to manoeuvre a boat through spaces which ought to be impossible! And do your turns when it goes wrong.
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