I'm the race chair for the Laser Master Pacific Coast Championship and we'll be having the rig swapping rule turned on for this race. In our case the PCC is also the Don Trask trophy and having the rig swapping rule on gives a chance to everyone to compete for the trophy. If we had separate fleets, the trophy would go to the standards, no matter what. Racing is in Richmond, Ca. and I doubt we'll see much rig swapping.
This is the email I just sent out to the competitors: priorities are well defined....
Only a few days left before the Laser Master Pacific Coast Championship.
Thanks for entering; this is going to be fun.
Mike is putting together a great dinner (French Breads, Mixed Salad Greens, Pasta Pesto Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Steamed Green Beans, Penne al Forno, Roast Chicken, Roast Beef Top Round, Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Sauce) and of course plenty of Castelli wines (I might have the new rose' available if I get around to bottling it) and a keg of Racer 5 IPA on tap. A similar dinner in the bay area would cost you more than the entrance fee!
If you have a guest for the dinner you can get tix in advance on the online storefront (http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/14879) or you can just pay at the dinner but please let me know in advance so I can let mike know.
Ah, we'll do some sailing as well.
We didn't get to 15 radials by the cutoff date so we'll have the rig swapping rule turned on.
We'll still have the standard and radial fleets scored separately but we'll all start together.
This will be a good practice for starts in bigger fleets, especially useful for those going to the worlds in September. We'll also have less waiting around between races and more time hanging around the bar.
If you're around on Friday, a few boats will be going out practicing, otherwise see you Saturday.