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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Nov 21 at 6:42pm
My club run a handicap race then a pursuit, then another handicap, every saturday all year, no closed season. Paper and pen, hooter and flags with a digital countdown clock.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Nov 21 at 8:35pm
My home club run three or four pursuits a year but 6 handicap races* nearly every week during the season and two races every Sunday most of the winter.

* Some club races and the open winter series' have a fleet start for Solos.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote patj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Nov 21 at 8:41pm
Our club has run a pursuit as the sunday morning race for over twenty years. Now there are very few sailors the RO can join in the pursuit because the starts are so easy and people know their start time.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Nov 21 at 11:15pm
When I was helping run club racing for Raceboards (windsurfers) we had about 8-10 racers on a Thursday night. We avoided the problem of duties by running gate starts on the water, 3rd in the last race was gate and off we went. Pursuit races are easy to organise for casual handicap racing in a similar way but equally benefit from a suitable mindset from the racers

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Nov 21 at 11:27pm
Like a room full of toddlers, take your eyes off them for a second...
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Really enjoyed my pursuit race today , the fact I started a whole lap behind most of the other boats in no way reduced my enjoyment. Or caused the RO any problems. 
Finished 5th which is my normal position lol  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 21 at 4:57pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Like a room full of toddlers, take your eyes off them for a second...

LOL LOL LOL
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