Hamble Warming PAN 2011
Well...I don't know what happened in the third race, and I was there! If we were all over the line, that number should've constituted a general recall...shouldn't it?
I'd have said not - if the DO sees all the people over, it's their responsibility to go back. Then again I wasn't over. No where near it in fact...miles away actually!
Sadly we missed Sunday due to damage sustained on Saturday but I know there was allot of confusion over finishing. A number of people finished when actually they still had another lap to go. There seemed to be a constant stream of hoots and dings coming from the box and no apparent reason. We got very confused in the first race and stopped a lap early. Fortunatly we realized and continued and everyone behind had done the same thing!
Absoultely agree with Tim. A general recall is ONLY for when the Race Officer cannot identify who is over the line. If he can identify all the fleet bar 2 or 3 as being over, he should let the start go with individual recall flying. It is up to the individuals to start / re-start correctly, and those that did this should not be penalised.
No argument about that, if that is the case. I'm sure an official announcement will appear in the fullness of time.
Will, that is exactly what was happening but we were so intently having a tacking duel with Tim and Maria that neither of us looked at the club for the flags!! It was good fun though!
Regarding the ST results can someone please confirm it was 2 days to count this year. ST has often been the Sunday only recently. Thanks
Someone sent me this link.
Nice touch and worth the watch
The race officer might of got the boats that were over but he missed the two that went back and re started. (I now expect to be told that it was ablack flag start)
There was no Black Flag on the 3rd race - I heard the playback of the PRO's audio tape just before the prizes to confirm our number was called. I distinctly heard the call "we should have used the Black Flag"... Did you go back Tom?
Taxi and us went back but with writing down all those numbers I guess we both got missed, I enjoyed the weekend all the same, but I reckon straight forward shortening as the first boat rounds the leeward mark might save some grief next time.
I suppose that the thing that comes from all of this is that dinghy sailing is still an amateur sport, run by well meaning volunteers who do their best in sometimes trying situations!
By the way - do I spot an illegal sail in this picture?