Wild Wind RC-44 Match Racing

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We decided to experiment a little with some Match Racing. I mentions this to Hawk in passing a,d he got all excited as he does, so we pulled out the buoys, rings and rule-book and had a go.

We were using the new Wild Wind RC-44R boat that works quite well under these conditions.

We set up the start line thus:

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With 2 red circles from which the 2 boats started. We used a short 3 min countdown to save time, so from -00:03:00 to -00:02:00 the boats circled and moved up tp the On Course Side (OCS), but not into the OCS H. Then at -00:02:00 the boats went into the OCS H and down into the Pre-Start Side (PSS) part of the H, this before -00:01:00.

The idea of the Match racing is to force a foul our of your opponent. Do this by making break on of the rules or going over the line early.

Then a race around a small and simple course, up to a windward buoy and down to two leeward buoys that the skippers could choose.

The wind was SW (225°) 15 kts; with 10° variation and up to 3 kt gusts.

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We ran two sets of 3 heats because we had 6 skippers.

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Results were as follows:

First round

Race Results:
1: Cryptic Resident ID042 — 00:05:50
2: Arya89 Resident IDA89 — 00:06:00

Lap Times:
Cryptic Resident ID042 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:05:47
Arya89 Resident IDA89 — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:05:50

Race Results:
1: beane Bade ID111 — 00:06:11
2: Conner Hammand ID592 — 00:07:42

Lap Times:
beane Bade ID111 — Start: 00:00:03 — Last lap: 00:06:08
Conner Hammand ID592 — Start: 00:00:19 — Last lap: 00:07:23

Race Results:
1: stuart1524 Resident ID268 — 00:06:43
2: suemelgand Resident ID051 — 00:07:03 DSQ round mark 2 wrong direction

Lap Times:
stuart1524 Resident ID268 — Start: 00:00:04 — Last lap: 00:06:39
suemelgand Resident ID051 — Start: 00:00:01 — Last lap: 00:07:02 DSQ round mark 2 wrong direction

Second Round

Race Results:
1: Cryptic Resident ID042 — 00:05:52
2: Arya89 Resident IDA89 — 00:06:11

Lap Times:
Cryptic Resident ID042 — Start: 00:00:00 — Last lap: 00:05:52
Arya89 Resident IDA89 — Start: 00:00:08 — Last lap: 00:06:03

Race Results:
1: beane Bade ID111 — 00:05:56
2: Conner Hammand ID592 — 00:07:00

Lap Times:
beane Bade ID111 — Start: 00:00:07 — Last lap: 00:05:49
Conner Hammand ID592 — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:06:50

Race Results:
1: JoshuaMason7 Resident ID072 — 00:06:45
2: stuart1524 Resident ID268 — 00:07:14

Lap Times:
JoshuaMason7 Resident ID072 — Start: 00:00:10 — Last lap: 00:06:35
stuart1524 Resident ID268 — Start: 00:00:11 — Last lap: 00:07:03

In the future, we’ll work out a points system and means to sail against all other boats.

Please give your comments here.

If you sailed or crewed, or even just watched, did you like it? Would you like to do it again? Suggestions? Other comments?

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