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Trying to hit a moving mark

So what happens when a boat half-way down the pack hits the mark, snags it and drags it a couple of hundred yards in the opposite direction while the boat drifts, before finally managing to get it free? It completely split the race in half as the people further back who were on nice lines to the mark suddenly found themselves fighting a strong current and a moving mark.
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Re: Trying to hit a moving mark

Over here at least, the race would be called off, abandoned... and scheduled for a re-run at some other time in (hopefully) more favourable conditions.

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Re: Trying to hit a moving mark

Carried on racing, eventually got round the new mark location, finished ahead of the rest of the trailing pack but miles behind the ones that had made the original mark position. No idea what the RC decided to do, they wouldn't let my puppy on the lawn afterwards so I went home
Was quite annoying as we were doing OK until that point, probably top 3 on corrected time, but there you go. Not serious racing, beer can stuff, but still just wondered what the "official" rules were.
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Re: Trying to hit a moving mark

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they wouldn't let my puppy on the lawn afterwards...
To hell with the race. I wanna know exactly what that puppy did his last time at the YC to get banned from the lawn. That sounds epic!
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Re: Trying to hit a moving mark

The rules allow a boat harmed in this way to file for redress on the basis of the altered course.

There are a number of ways a RC could adjust the results to try and fix this. In a serious regatta (worlds, nationals, ect). They would likely toss the race, but for beer can stuff who knows.
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Re: Trying to hit a moving mark

They should just call us the winners and leave it at that. We deserve it for being the best named boat on the course.
As for the puppy, it was his first time there, just a stuffy club rule, no dogs allowed. Miserable sods.
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Re: Trying to hit a moving mark

Yeah boats can file for redress but not likely for beercan racing. It is just one of those things you deal with in casual racing.

Just remember to give the gears to the guy who dragged the mark, as well as the mark boat that set it with too much scope so it could get hooked!
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Re: Trying to hit a moving mark

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We deserve it for being the best named boat on the course.

As for the puppy, it was his first time there, just a stuffy club rule, no dogs allowed. Miserable sods.
Do tell...what was the name?

As for the dog; unfortunately there are so many irresponsible dog owners out there that they assume the worst. Nobody wants dog crap on their deck shoes, nor do they want it tracked into the club house!
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Re: Trying to hit a moving mark

tell the RC to attach a length of heavy chain to the bottom of the mark and then the anchor line so it will not be easy to snag
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Re: Trying to hit a moving mark

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They should just call us the winners and leave it at that. We deserve it for being the best named boat on the course.
As for the puppy, it was his first time there, just a stuffy club rule, no dogs allowed. Miserable sods.
Bummer, I was sure he got drunk and plopped a steamer on the Commodore's Oyster.

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