Oct 17, 2006, 10:44 PM
Post #9 of 11
Ok R/T after reading your post back to me just allow me to State, that it was not my intention to upset you in anyway. I was just giving my opinion based on my interpretation at hand, in your type. I didn't understand your term "on station". where I probably should have. I completly understand that if the committy boat does not leave the dock there is no race, or shouldn't be anyways. I am now from your last message understanding that the commity boat, abandoned thier post, that forms a part of the finish line prior the end of the race-for the saftey of those on that commity boat. If I now have this right, the following is my answer to it. I don't see how a winner can be declared if the commity is not present to call or declare a winner at the finish line, or be present to enter a correct time for that matter. If the commity boat, being that of apart of the finish line abandons the race, than yes they have a moral responsibility to all other boats, to notify, as now the finish line has changed from the marker back to the marina, so was this anouncement of course change made to all remaining boats racing? No I would say. This if I have it correctly above, does sound like a mess. And furthur more unprofessional at least. To me the race was ended the second the commity boat pulled anchor, and thus, should have again notified all racers. If no officials are present and theres no line to cross, in my book there was no race.
Re: [rt_/)] Heavy Weather Racing
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Now In atlantic canada we take our weather most series, as without proper respect mother nature is a killer, as for lightning in the immediate vacinity, this is serious as with those crosswinds, Its impossible to hold a boat downwind in them, especially with a chute up! who would event try, replacing a mast is expensive, cross winds can go from the stern to port to starboard, just plain all around a mast in seconds, so esentially there is no downwind (if the storm was in the immediate vacinity), as well the center or the outter lying areas away from the thunder storm have no wind, due to the vaccums. (the calm before the storm). My call in this simply would be scramble get those sails down now, and rigg for heavy weather, or even all sails down ride it out, or motor back.
Personally I don't due straws, its all democracy or it doesn't happen in the first place.