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Spring 2005


Commodore’s Bit
Annual Dinner
For Sale
Hawker SC
Hogs Back Brewery
Le Pré Valentin 1
Le Pre Valentin 2
Licensing Act
Mid Thames Trophy
Open Weekend
Prizes for 2004
Programme 1
Programme 2
Riverside Barn Concert
Rules Evening
Sailing Down Wind
Sailing Rules
Skittles Night
Start of Season Party
Working Party 2004
Working Party 2005

Sailing Rules & Things

Those of you that race at Aquarius SC and other away venues you need to be aware that the 2005-2008 RYA Racing Rules have been 'refined' to make them less unambiguous. In effect this means that rules governing the following need to be read very carefully to appreciate their full consequences :-

- Boats meeting on opposite tacks

- Tacking

- Avoiding contact

- Acquiring right of way

- Changing course

- Proper course

- Room at a mark or obstruction

- Opposite tacks at a windward


- Room to tack at an obstruction

- Turns penalties

- Propulsion

- Protesting and requesting redress

- Sportsmanship and misconduct

- Helping those in danger

You should also be aware of what constitutes 'external assistance' as applied to capsize.

Richard has bought copies of the latest rules book on behalf of the club and, if you do not have your own, you should contact him and arrange to borrow one pre season. An understanding of these refinements will be especially needed at the Mid Thames Trophy and at away venues such as Bewl Water.

Mike (Over Easy) Baker