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Re: racing rules question narrow channel
I mentioned the racing rules are written by gentlemen for gentlemen to my girlfriend. "Gentleman?" she said, "you are racing in holland..." !!!
I did try to luff up but he repeated that I should've fallen away. So I fell back to avoid a collision as it was clear he wasn't going to luff up with me. I could've slowed down by letting the jib off, I could've given way in that manner yes. But thats an option that I never thought of as I always fall away or tack in front. Slowing down is worse than falling away as it takes time to lose speed and alot of time to regain the speed (its a hevy boat) and also the rudder is less effective at lower speeds, which is potentially dangerous.
Last edited by bobbylockes; 08-09-2012 at 05:54 PM.