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    Posted: 12 Mar 05 at 10:57am
Originally posted by KnightMare

You never forget your first Cadet

Actually I haven't had a cadet yet, but I nearly had three of them last summer when, in an amazing combination of appalling manners and rank stupidity, the coach of three dutch cadet sailors led his charges through the downwind leg of the Cherub/Moth Nationals. We had to gybe off in a tactically unfavorable place in order to miss the poor kids, which is not what you want in a very tight last race with series placings hanging on every position...

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Lol well I will apologise on behalf of them then but I must say that that isnt a normal occurence.
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lol sounds like you should of run them over. saying that you couldnt see them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailorguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 05 at 8:43pm
yeah. the old "it was behind my kite" line
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yer i have used that line a couple of times.
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Originally posted by carshalton fc

lol sounds like you should of run them over. saying that you couldnt see them.

While tempting there are three considerations:-

1) as they were not out to race IRPCS apply and under those they definitely had right of way

2) disentangling bits of cadet from round your bowsprit is not a race winning manouver

3) You win't get redress if you're messed up by a boat that isn't racing if it had right of way under IRPCS.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 05 at 9:56pm
yer fair enoth but it would have been funny to watch!
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nah not rele.
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I'll always remember my first Mirror.  It crossed my path whilst I was racing a board on Coniston.  I lept off the board to lessen the blow but this just propelled the thing forward faster.  It entered the hull just in front of the mast and managed to emerge in the cockpit by breaking through the front bulkhead.  I have never seen a board so thoroughly impalled in a boat.  My board was undamaged although I lost a couple of places getting it out of the Mirror before I could continue!

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lol sounds like a laugh must try that next time
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