RC BOATING YACHTING Sailing at Puddleduck Sailing @ Puddleduck 2023 Puddleduck Vineyard Racing DF95 30 May 2023 Reply To: Puddleduck Vineyard Racing DF95 30 May 2023


Thanks Gadget.
LeMans start yes – from the car park 🙂

Actually I do have an idea for starts…I’m not sure what it’s called, but it I’ve seen it somewhere. One boat sails in the start area on port tack, and everyone else takes turn ducking their stern, so in theory all are equal up the course. The purists won’t like it,  but it reduces congestion at the start (especially when the pin end is largely favoured). For less confident starters it gives them a fighting chance, and it’s less likely that one boat gets an unbeatable break. I’m thinking this could be just for the first start of the day (the handicapping reduces congestion for subsequent starts).

For consideration anyway. (No offence taken if this idea isn’t wanted!)