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Old 04-07-2012
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"I'm going to watch a race" protocol

**Newbie question dead ahead!!**

I'm going to sail over and watch a local race. I've never seen an actual live race (just watch on TV) and where it is, I don't think there's a good place to anchor. There's a dam on one side and drop off rocky cliffs everywhere else except for where a marina is and an unofficial place where people swim, fish, launch dinghy boats/kiteboards/etc.

I don't want to get in the way and if there's a breeze, the hull of my boat is really good at getting blowing around. I think I can make a knot or two without the sails up on a light day.

I've seen on TV where boats are watching races without an anchor (that I can see). What are they doing to stay in place? I don't have a sea anchor. I'm on a small local lake. I could do a rope and a bucket I guess?
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