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Originally posted by sargesail



Not according to the three folk I've spoken to just after their courses!


I must admit, I was suprised to be told it, but if the line is square, then everybody will be on the line at the same time, with equal oppotunties. It does make sense, but, as JimC has said it's damn hard to achieve, which is possibly why, most RO's go for abit of bias to cover thier backs. Just remember, you get it wrong, and you will never be a RO again!!

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Sometimes in our tide, a line that you can actually cross on either tack is all you can hope for.
So long as the best option isn't for everyone to queue up at one end to avoid the tide, it could be worse.
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I always try for a square line, as I find whenever you try to bias it either way you end up going too far. And as has been suggested, things are rarely the same when you set a line as they are when the last boat crosses it...
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As a qulaified RO you can fly an AP at anytime...you are there to give the competitors fair racing, I always try to be consistent...dont mix and match.
On multiple starts 1st question I ask is....is the line set correctly? and adjust accordingly
 
If we are on black flag you identify all you can post the numbers...remembering that if you can identify those behind the line...you have identified all those over the line!
 
Having PROd Darts under the black flag they were happy that you identify a few, whitling down the numbers until they behaved
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