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    Posted: 10 Sep 08 at 6:35pm

Just another quick survey. What does your club using for its starting sequence for normal club racing.

Does it use 5min 4min 1 min or 6 min 3 min go?

Single or multiple fleet starts?

Shore based or committee boat start?

Flags or a light system for starting?

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6,3,go

Multiple fleets

Shore

Flags

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6, 3 go

multiple fleets

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4,2,Go
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 6 min 3 min

multiple fleet starts (solo, h/cap, cat, cadet)

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5,4,1 slow handicap, med handicap, fast handicap, lasers, laser II

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 08 at 7:29pm
Originally posted by Contender443

Just another quick survey. What does your club using for its starting sequence for normal club racing.

Does it use 5min 4min 1 min or 6 min 3 min go?

Single or multiple fleet starts?

Shore based or committee boat start?

Flags or a light system for starting?

We use

6,3,go

Multiple fleets

Shore

Flags

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6, 3, Go at Alton Water..........I was totally thrown when I went to one of the Fat Face open rounds and found that they do a 5,4,1, Go !

Single or multiple fleet starts? Single for the summer, multiple for the busier winter series

Shore based or committee boat start? - Usually shore based (but we've recently got access to a committee boat)

Flags or a light system for starting?  - Flags

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5min 4min 1 at Wilsonian, though I'd prefer 6 min 3 min go both as a racer and as an R.O.

Multiple fleet starts

Usually shore based, sometimes committee boat start

We use hinged 'flag boards' for starting. Really ingenious:

folded together they display nothing,

with the lower board folded out 90 deg. at the 5 min the class flag shows,

180 deg at the 4 and class and 'P' flags show,

back to 90 at the 1 min,

then up for go, simultaneously dropping the neighbouring lower board 90 deg for the next class start. One guy does the lot. If we had an exterior hooter switch he could run the start singlehanded (some people seem to do so already - must have long arms!)

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 08 at 8:00pm
We're trying to restore a 10 minute gun, to encourage folk off the beach.
Technically if as is often currently the case, they are still lurking on the
beach at the 4 then technically they are in rule breach and a few of them
have been known to lurk in certain adverse tidal conditions.

What we'd like to see is a ten, then the five becomes a one minute for the
slow handicap who then go on the 4, whilst the faster boats get the 1
then off. If we have a big enough fleet that is, this windy season has
decimated us unfortunately. And we haven't helped with our recent "Arms
race crop" of faster boats that still work when its breezy distancing the
gap between the front and back of the fleet.

So more often than not it's still 5-4 1 go, flags if there's an OOD that
knows enough to use them otherwise it's sound signals.

Most of our races get run transit line off the club but in offshore
conditions we have no choice but to use sounds from the rescue boat.


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