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    Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 3:46pm

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We did a race at HISC recently when I did a 720 on the run, just twirling round on the tide. It's not my idea of racing, but the other option was shopping....
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Interestingly I asked the RYA why we raced in no wind and basically the answer was in some regattas you may have to race in no wind and hence the National Rankers should reflect this (in other words because other people have bad races we should have bad races to!)
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I agree with the point Jons been making, its fine sailing in little wind but when that turns into no wind at all its no longer sailing but who can drift fastest. It seems bad race management that they run races in no wind, especially at important competitions.   
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I think it really depends on the status of the evnt, if we were sent out in the nats. to race in no wind i'd get really annoyed, but if it was just a regional traveller or a club race i wouldn't really be too bothered- but id still get frustrated!
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I guess in our sport these things just sometimes happen, although there are usually rules stating that there will be no racing in less than so much wind, i know the 420's do that sometimes.
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The Tornado write-up for the weekend says there was some wind....

 

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I just get on eith it when that happens. A lot of people geet really stressed about how theres no wind , meaning you drift faster than them!!! If its a series, then if its long then the results should even out, and if its only 2 days- then any  one with any sense will realise that the results are no true reflection of skill. But I think why Jon is frustrated is because it was the holt ranking thinghy? with 50000 involved and a national ranking? or a squad selection event?

But good race officers should know when noone will benefit from having a pointless race in no wind / 90 degreee shift.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 04 at 3:58pm
Originally posted by Jon Emmett

The really frustrating thing was on the way out to the race course we were twin trapezing but when we got there only one mark was set and we had to wait while the course was layed and the wind gradually died. It took 40 mintues to lay the course which would have been plenty of time to have a 30 minute race in decent wind!

 

How can it take 40 minutes to lay a course ?  I assume you were doing updown ?   Even with a Spacer in that is only 3 (well 4 as I assume you had a gate at the bottom).  

Surely, get the windward mark in and then lay the others as you were going up the first leg.....

 



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