Originally Posted by zz4gta
Is the boat head to wind, or just have the sheets blown?
Luffing doesn't negate the fact they're on starboard and the overtaking boat must keep clear. Luffing at a start is an easy way to hold your spot in a competative OD fleet and used quite often.
He was not heat to wind, just had his sheets out and sails flogging.
It seems like a poor strategy, I like to hit the line at full speed when I start. But it used to be, a luffing boat had no rights.