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Post Options Post Options   Quote redback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 05 at 3:59pm

Nothing is perfect but generally speaking average lap racing means most people sail their race in the same wind as the others.

In truth our good Race Officers tweak the 75 minutes to finish when the leading fast boat is about to cross or when it would make a nonsense to send the slow boats around again.  So a little judgement can make an almost good system into a better one still.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 05 at 4:27pm
I've actually found it usually pays to finish the handcap fleet once the first few (really) fast boats have gone thru' the line so they get an extra lap (They should catch the slower boats in front.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote redback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 05 at 6:23pm
Sorry that's what I meant - you express it better than me.  Basically by using a bit of discretion you can organise it so that nearly everybody has a sail of equal length.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 05 at 9:31pm
And as a Topper sailor, it's with an immense pleasure you send those Contenders back for an extra lap!
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