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  1. Under IRPCAS if you are stand-on boat you are not allowed to change course at all.
  2. ...and is probably therefore a useful tool to incentivize participation.... I sailed at one club where each race was scored with both the 'golf' handicap and with Portsmouth yardstick (yes it was a dinghy club).
  3. I don't think there's a good way to say Marotte in English, I had to look it up in Robert, i think it somewhere between quirky obsession and crazy obsession in this context. To say that SA is full of people and their personal Marottes is probably an understatement. (For Panoramix I liked Roberts reference to idee fixe... which seems an appropriate connection )
  4. Yes, This is not correct. The boats are on the same tack, both are in the zone , and they are required to pass the mark on the same side. Why do you think that inside is not entitled to mark room?
  5. That's a fair call, this sounds like an utterly stupid move. Personally I see the port tack approach fairly often in good one design fleets, and generally the skill level is enough to avoid damage (or even contact for that matter) though plenty of shouting is common . I think its scary when less practiced crews try this as the opportunity to get it wrong; especially when boats are moving at different speeds; is high, and the consequences are significant.
  6. I think it is extremely rare to be able to pull this off, but I'm not a sure that this is a loophole I just think its an additional constraint on P. I am generally ok with port tack approaches both as the port and starboard boat. If I truly tack clear ahead and I'm not far enough ahead to avoid getting overlapped I will generally try to get to the position shown in case 93, because it is a lot safer.
  7. I don't see this as unfair, the rules make it hard for P to cleanly tack inside a starboard tack boat who is fetching. This seems fair to me, P has to get it right, or take the consequences if she gets it wrong, that's always how it has been when you tack in the circle. There is no loophole here, if you approach on port make damn sure that if you let the S boat get inside you, you are able to give room; if you cant do that.... don't go in there. If you cant do it without forcing S above close hauled... don't go in there, if you don't understand the possible consequences don't go in there.
  8. Its OK for inside to luff if inside is owed mark room, and is sailing within he mark room she is entitled. Its not ok for the outside boat to luff hard unless she gives inside mark room. In the sailing rules it frequently doesn't matter how you got into a situation, what matters is which rules apply once you are in that situation. In Eyes example (and using TJSocals drawing) L(green) has no right to mark room UNTIL she is overlapped inside W(Red), and once she is overlapped it doesn't matter what she did before then. When you tack inside the zone you have to be very careful. Looking
  9. Yup because W gave L room, and therfore W was not sailing within the room she was entitled to when she luffed. Case 93 also makes it clear that if L needed to luff to round the mark then call would go the other way.
  10. I hope it did not cause any additional damage as it was floating around, or would a sense of humor sink like a stone?
  11. There are lots of fairly common tactics that you are not allowed to do when you are the keep clear boat. In the situation where you have mark room but are not right of way then the RoW boat controls the tactics, the keep clear boat has more limited options. I don't believe that promptly means you get to make or choose your optimal response, the RoW boat is in a pretty strong position, especially if she can show that by not luffing she did not loose significant ground. As a keep clear boat owed mark room your safest bet is to sail within the room the RoW allows; It's much easier to show th
  12. Case 118 states While in this case there is no clarity about W's bear away, I would definitely say that if L forced W to pinch, she is no longer giving space to sail promptly in a seamanlike way to...... the mark. BUT in this case there are no facts which speak to that.
  13. At position 1 in the diagram yellow is giving blue room, and blue is keeping clear of yellow... all good. At position 2, even without a collision yellow appears to still be giving blue mark room, but blue is definitely not keeping clear of yellow (yellow cannot change course without immediately touching). At this point Blue breaks R11, she only gets exonerated for that if she can show that yellow was not giving mark room. I'm not sure how you could argue that yellow was not giving blue mark room. The actual collision at point 3 is a consequence of what happened at point 2, becau
  14. True but which tack you are on can make a huge difference in R18 even while you are subject to R13.
  15. I don't think there is a definition of tacking. There's R13 and there's this: a boat is always on either port or starboard tack
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