SailNet Community - View Single Post - AC 34 - What If?
View Single Post
post #189 of Old 09-27-2013 Thread Starter
Senior Member
JulieMor's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 853
Thanks: 47
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Re: AC 34 - What If?

As for mixing it up, this is taken from the Deed of Gift:

In case the parties cannot mutually agree upon the terms of a match, then three races shall be sailed, and the winner of two of such races shall be entitled to the Cup. All such races shall be on ocean courses, free from headlands, as follows: The first race, twenty nautical miles to windward and return; the second race an equilateral triangular race of thirty-nine nautical miles, the first side of which shall be a beat to windward; the third race (if necessary) twenty nautical miles to windward and return; and one week day shall intervene between the conclusion of one race and the starting of the next race.

It looks like the Auld boys were thinking of putting a bit of variety in the mix, just a bit.

But this part today's fans would never go for:

...and each of such races must be completed within seven hours.
JulieMor is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome