They seem to prefer to take a more scenic route….. or maybe the water will be flatter and easier to take shelter if they need to when the forecast rough stuff starts?Interesting route that Fashionably Late seems to be taking, to the east of Duke Island? I see no advantage it it. Or is this just a long tack?
Actually, that course seems to be working out well for FL even though it initially looked slow.They seem to prefer to take a more scenic route….. or maybe the water will be flatter and easier to take shelter if they need to when the forecast rough stuff starts?
Go the Vegemites!
So are you saying that Elsewhere did not sail the proper course? I think they did, per an accepted course in a prior race and per the R2AK response to this question. In my opinion it's pretty crappy to claim otherwise at this point. If the race rules were unclear on the proper course then the blame lies with the R2AK rules, not with Elsewhere.Fashionably late sailed the proper course through Lama Pass to the waypoint at Bella Bella and now have no options other that to deviate from Elsewhere’s course. Bummer but true.
Sure no problem. Several of us asked for clarification of that waypoint before the first race as “Either side of Hunter Island“ was not the original wording. The question was “ Do we have to sail the entire length of Lama Pass?“ The wording was then changed to allow us to enter Lama Pass from the west. It’s pretty clear that if sailing South to North through Lama Pass was not the intent, Lama Pass would not be mentioned. We all know where Bella Bella is. If there is an actual “rounding” mark there I am not aware of it. I love this race for it’s lack of rules and have completed it twice at the pointy end of the fleet, but I’m not sure I think turning a blind eye to the few rules that are there is the right thing to do. Not trying to be a Dick here. While we are at it, I’m also not sure that removing a human powered propulsion system to enhance performance and sailing into Victoria inner harbour is in the spirit of the race either. I know that had zero impact on the end result but still……………….In that case I would be interested in Wayne's reasoning here.
Thank you, I appreciate the explanation.Sure no problem. [... explanation of Proper Course comment ...]