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Paul Pless
12-06-2015, 07:26 AM
http://www.sail-world.com/photo/photos_2015_09_new/Alt_Wrigh_sport%209.jpg

http://www.sail-world.com/photo/photos_2015_09_new/Alt_Wrigh_sport.jpg

http://www.sail-world.com/photo/photos_2015_09_new/Alt_Wrigh_sport%201.jpg

http://www.sail-world.com/photo/photos_2015_09_new/Alt_Wrigh_sport%203.jpg

http://www.sail-world.com/photo/photos_2015_09_new/Alt_Wrigh_sport%202.jpg

The Bigfella
12-06-2015, 07:29 AM
and then?

Paul Pless
12-06-2015, 07:30 AM
and then?i would have probably gotten off that bowsprit, you?

The Bigfella
12-06-2015, 07:34 AM
before then.

Paul Pless
12-06-2015, 07:35 AM
might even have thought about going for a swim if there had been room

The Bigfella
12-06-2015, 07:55 AM
If. Big if there.... could be dangerous

Henning 4148
12-06-2015, 09:36 AM
Looks like a try of the lee boat to outluv the luv boat. Headsail of the lee boat is backwinded in the last picture, he is pointing higher than his foresail allows. Right of way games. Is there a can close? Than it might be a fight over the two boatlength rule. Where is the shore? You are not supposed to press another boat on shore ... .

Whatever. Racing games. Perhaps going wrong in this case. Can be dangerous stuff.

Paul Pless
12-06-2015, 09:41 AM
Looks like a try of the lee boat to outluv the luv boat. Headsail of the lee boat is backwinded in the last picture, he is pointing higher than his foresail allows. Right of way games. Is there a can close? Than it might be a fight over the two boatlength rule. Where is the shore? You are not supposed to press another boat on shore ... .

Whatever. Racing games. Perhaps going wrong in this case. Can be dangerous stuff.i think i read that this occurred at the committee boat end of the starting line

Ian McColgin
12-06-2015, 10:05 AM
Don't need to read. First pic was clearly taken from the RC boat or from a boat nearby over the RC boat. Looks like lead boat was on a proper course to cross the line and the other boat barged in and either chose or was unable to duck the stern. Backing the choice thought is that the bow watch appears to be signaling to bear up, which makes me think that guy had no clue as to the space needed to get around the committee boat.

So many ways this appears 100% the barging boat's fault but timing matters. If the leading boat had been a bit off the wind and was rounding up when the trailing boat had any rights - I'm not fully current on the relevant rules here - . . .

Edited to add - Pondering rule 16.1 but the camera angle does not make the situation objectively clear.

CWSmith
12-06-2015, 10:21 AM
This is why I like dinghy racing - mistakes are more affordable. Then again, I suppose if you can afford a schooner like that you can afford a new main.