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I would have thought not....until Monday when 6 could race together.

I have long been thinking though that, at least for singlehanded,the block on racing is not the requirements of Covid 19 regulations during racing, but rather launching, safety, race management etc.

It is next to impossible to get within 2m of another person while racing and keeping clear. The exceptions are opposite tack downwind and helm of one boat with crew of another in conditions when they are sat on opposite sides of the boat.

Take it down to the Optimist....it just fails on the impossible....but only just: 1.12m wide with a boom of over 2m length. At max protruding 1.55m and the helm another metre to windward. Sheeting in reduces that protrusion....but not by much.....and the gap tends to get wider....
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Would have thought Water Authority had final say, the article thanked them for allowing it to go ahead.
What rules are you applying?
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I thought racing, as an organised sporting event, would not be allowed at present. Regardless of the rights and wrongs of the govt policies in place, is this racing at Shustoke legal?
https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/229140/Shustoke-Sailing-Club-back-open-for-sailing
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