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04-20-2007 09:03 PM
Sabre66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giulietta
Sabre....right of way.....that's lesson 8...he's still in lesson 1

Don't confuse him...he will now be back on Sailnet reading about right of way and racing tactics

Kac, he could actually "skeeze" you into the wind, you would loose boat speed, and all he had to do next is veer off and doing so accelerate and leave you behind....

If you're into it, get a book on racing rules and regulations (get one of the American guys here to recommend a good one)...sometimes the slower boat can get advantage of the rules and beat the faster...its all like a chess game.

ACC is won and lost on just that....see if you can see a computer animation of an ACC race...you'll understand what we mean
Your right G... I've just got racing on the brain these days! Two weeks till splashdown. Good job Kac.
04-20-2007 07:37 PM
Giulietta
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sabre66
Good job...But If you were trying that move in a real race you would soon be tacking because the leeward boat will take you right up into the wind trying to protect his/her air. In this situation you are the give way boat and have no rights beyond "proper course".
Sabre....right of way.....that's lesson 8...he's still in lesson 1

Don't confuse him...he will now be back on Sailnet reading about right of way and racing tactics

Kac, he could actually "skeeze" you into the wind, you would loose boat speed, and all he had to do next is veer off and doing so accelerate and leave you behind....

If you're into it, get a book on racing rules and regulations (get one of the American guys here to recommend a good one)...sometimes the slower boat can get advantage of the rules and beat the faster...its all like a chess game.

ACC is won and lost on just that....see if you can see a computer animation of an ACC race...you'll understand what we mean
04-20-2007 06:28 PM
Sabre66
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Originally Posted by Kacper
I am happy to report that yesterday while singlehandling a catalina capri 22', I ran into another identical boat.

We decided to race and, I won!

It was a real rush, it was my first time racing another boat.(also singlehandled) so we were even matched.

Not only did I move faster than the boat, but I moved WAY faster. We were both on a beam reach, the other boat was about quarter mile ahead of me, I zoomed up right along side of him within about 5 minutes. It was fun watching the other guy wondering "How is he moving that fast!?"

I continued moving right along his port side, slamming through the water. the wind was 7-9 knots from our port side. came right along side of him, and my sails blocked out his wind a little bit, and I rocketed ahead and kept the other boat in my wake.

How satisfying I might just get hooked on racing.

How did I win?

Well, I think it's all thanks to all those articles John H posted on proper traveler use(use Search to find them if you haven't read it, you must.)

The other guy had his traveller incorrectly set for the wind conditions and the main too tight = drag and less lift.

I was able to get my main shaped beautifully, and presto! Rocket Speed!

So thanks to you guys from this forum, it just shows that reading stuff here just might actually occasionally help you out on the water

Kacper
Good job...But If you were trying that move in a real race you would soon be tacking because the leeward boat will take you right up into the wind trying to protect his/her air. In this situation you are the give way boat and have no rights beyond "proper course".
04-20-2007 01:00 PM
Giulietta
Quote:
Originally Posted by christyleigh
That's it..... if ramming is in, then so is Motor Sailing Watch out Giu.... I'm gunning for you
Chris...that was funny...it took me a while to understand what the raming meant...raming like driving into...OK

Now....you can aim at me...but you have to catch me first!!!

A very skinny medium heigt guy is sitting at a bar...a big heavy set guy sits next to him, shows his arm bicep and gives the small guy a business card:

It reads: John Strong..heavy weight World wrestling Champion....

The small skinny guy looks at him and gives him his Business card:

It reads: Jack Lightfoot, 100 meter hurdle World Champion
04-20-2007 11:44 AM
sailingdog Stan—

Better borrow Valiente's steel beastie... it'll do more damage and pay less for the privilege...but you'll have to catch him at anchor, or you'll never get close enough...
04-20-2007 11:39 AM
christyleigh
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Originally Posted by camaraderie
Kac...
I am happy to report that yesterday while singlehandling a catalina capri 22', I ran into another identical boat.
We decided to race and, I won!

After disabling the other boat did you really expect to lose?? (G)
That's it..... if ramming is in, then so is Motor Sailing Watch out Giu.... I'm gunning for you
04-20-2007 11:26 AM
nolatom But if you pass to leeward, do it many boatlengths to leeward, or you could get blanketed and stuck there.

And you can pass to windward, if you're far enough off that you don't cast much of a blanket that far to leeward. 6-7 boatlengths' lateral distance should be enough clearance.
04-20-2007 11:07 AM
sailingdog Cam-

He's just a very aggressive racer... tactics wise...
04-20-2007 10:57 AM
camaraderie Kac...
I am happy to report that yesterday while singlehandling a catalina capri 22', I ran into another identical boat.
We decided to race and, I won!


After disabling the other boat did you really expect to lose?? (G)
04-20-2007 10:34 AM
T34C
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Originally Posted by sailingdog
Just kidding... congratulations... it's often been said, one sailboat is sailing, two sailboats are a race... And Giu is right about the courtesy of passing them to leeward.
I thought it was, "two sailboats pass in the night and no one notices, two sailboats pass in the day and it's a race."
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