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When is it necessary to gybe to sail the course without touching the mark (port -starboard)
Nationality: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Hello, can you help answer what I think is a basic question. Three scenarios, in each it is undisputed that yellow is clear ahead entering the zone. Blue calls starboard on yellow when yellow gybes to port (position 3). Blue changes course to avoid yellow but there is contact (no damage) between blue and yellow.
Is there any difference between the scenarios as to whether yellow may gybe as part of their mark room?
Scenario 1: spreader mark (kites already raised). Downwind leg is slightly offset so port is the long gybe. Both continuing on starboard and gybing to port can be argued as a 'proper course'. Scenario 2: Gybe mark on triangle course, proper course is to gybe. Scenario 3: leeward mark, proper course is to gybe and round up.
Created: 21-Oct-12 17:19
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