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Old 01-21-2013
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Re: Trying to start a small race

In the Boston Harbor Winter Frostbite Series, there is ~ 2.5-3 h of racing and 4-6 races are run in that time frame. Each race is ~ 20 minutes long with 5-10 minutes between when 1st boat across the line and the start of the next race. 15-17 boats participate.

Race distances are real short (windward/leward) with start line in the middle. Depending on winds and race #, 2X or 1X around.

The suggestion that Hudsonian makes is excellent. Multiple short races requiring multiple points of sail to practice starting, tacking, sail changes (spinnaker hoist/takedown), covering etc.
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