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- 12/06/2013 at 10:21 pm #4572Davdor7038Member
Although not strictly a Wayfarer specific question, our club is planning to run some timed PY pursuit races. But it is quite a while since one was run in the club, no-one is quite sure of the best way to finish. We will be racing around marks.
One thought was that when the time runs out, the next mark is the finishing one. Or throw a buoy overboard beside the leading boat at the alloted time.
How do other clubs do it?
All suggestions/advice graciously received.
Regards, Davdor.12/06/2013 at 10:52 pm #11481Colin ParkstoneParticipant
We do one at our club.
The leader is followed by two ribs as the race nears its times end.
When the race ends with a sound signal, the leader go’s through the line which is made by the two ribs which then turn around and head together towards the last buoy turned, finishing boats in order as they pass outside them. As the sound signal go’s, boats tend to head for the middle of the course to cover the boats behind.
We also have ribs to finish boats in order as they pass each buoy when race time ends.
I think we had a race time of 150mins from Cadet to Foiling Moth. It can cover all kinds of winds in that time.
Each fleet was started on a minute board held up with the start minute on it, Cadet was 0 and the Wayfarer was about +37 mins. Have a look on the Parkstone Y C website under Aripay Race for this years results.
CP13/06/2013 at 8:29 am #11483Colin ParkstoneParticipant
Google Pursuit Race, lots of NOR and ways to run a race from many clubs came up to read. CP13/06/2013 at 9:05 am #11485Davdor7038Member
Thanks for that Colin. Never thought of Google, unbelievably.
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