2006 Laser Worlds underway!

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  1. TLF

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    Monday Morning Tactician (19 Feb 2007) - Room to Tack (Campbell Sailing)

    ‘Room to Tack’ is one of the largest and greyest grey areas in the rulebook. There are two situations over the next two weeks that I would like to look at in depth.Â*Both involve close situations with starboard tackers and the lack of clarity that most people find in the rules written as they are. Situation: [...]

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  2. Rob B

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    Re: Monday Morning Tactician (19 Feb 2007) - Room to Tack (Campbell Sailing)

    I totally disagree w/this. Bert is out for sure for failing to keep clear of the Starboard tack boat. It is clear that he either waited too long before hailing for room to tack or was not paying attention to oncoming traffic.
     
  3. Chainsaw

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    Re: Monday Morning Tactician (19 Feb 2007) - Room to Tack (Campbell Sailing)

    Looks like Clyde commits a tactical error them hopes no one will notice the breaking of rules (part 2 section A, 11 and section B, 15, 16.1,16.2) Calling starboard is not relevent. He gives the windward boat no chance to keep clear and does not voluntarily duck both boats until collision is likely.

    Not sure what the obstruction rule has to do with this scenario:

    If Al was a wharf then Bert would be obliged to tack after asking for room. But Al is no longer an obstruction once he tacks. Racing boats are not obstructions unless they are required to keep clear, and Al keeps clear by tacking.
     
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    Re: Monday Morning Tactician (19 Feb 2007) - Room to Tack (Campbell Sailing)

    I agree with Campbell's analysis. He makes it pretty clear that Bert did everything he needed to do according to the rules, including tacking after the windward boat tacked, and as much as he could have done in the time given.
    The obstruction in this case is not Al. The obstruction is the starboard-tack boat (Clyde). The only possible way that a rule was broken here is if the committee decided that by saying, "you tack," and then tacking himself, Al was not keeping clear.
     
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    Upcoming Laser Midwinter (ISAF Grade 1) (Campbell Sailing)

    Along with an updated schedule for the coming year (2007), please feel free to stay up to date here at CampbellSailing.comÂ*for updates to this weekend’s Laser Midwinters in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This event will determine US entriesÂ*to the Laser Worlds this coming summer, the US Sailing Team, and ISAF Rankings for the upcoming spring and [...]

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    Mids East Day 1, Light and Lumpy (Campbell Sailing)

    Two races were sailed in exceedingly light conditions in the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater Beach today. A westerly swell of less thanÂ*2 feet ran under a northwesterly shifting to westerly breeze of less thanÂ*6 knots the entire day. Barely race-able conditions were the theme of today’s sailing, and yet the fleet remained consistent at [...]

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    Mids East Day 2, Three Races Sailed (Campbell Sailing)

    Three races were sailed today in relatively light air. The breeze was not nearly as light as we saw yesterday, save the first beat of the first race of the day. However, the fluky, streaky breeze conditions and confused swell and seastate made for difficult racing. A west swell of less than a foot, nevertheless [...]

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    Sun, Breeze, and Three More Races on Mids East Day 3 (Campbell Sailing)

    Under clear and sunny skies with wind blowing offshore at 12-18 knots, the Laser fleet set off for the racecourse for three races to start its gold and silver fleet series. Large, streaking shifts ran across the course area all day, making strategy difficult, and consistency nearly absent throughout the fleet. As the morning turned [...]

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    Midwinters East Ends in Day 4 Fury (Campbell Sailing)

    An hour-earlier ten o’clock start this morning greeted the fleet with 13-18 knots and building chop out of the south-southeast. We sailed one race straight away, and after a rough start, and a clearing tack, I found myself trying to come back through the fleet. I rounded the first mark about 15th, after being 10th [...]

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    MondayMorningTactician - 26 Feb 2007 - What can I do better? (Campbell Sailing)

    So here comes a true Monday Morning Tactician. What could I have done better this past weekend? This seems like a common thread amongst all sailors, and indeed all athletes every time they compete.This will be a little discussion of how I look at the weekend, and the Midwinters in a way that only the [...]

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  11. Chainsaw

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    Re: MondayMorningTactician - 26 Feb 2007 - What can I do better? (Campbell Sailing)

    Gap#1: Sailing to windward in 15knots of breeze and big (?) waves. I’ve found that if the wavelength (not wave height) is almost as long as the boat, heeling the boat just a fraction is better than staying flat and slamming into troughs. Otherwise speed drops very quickly. The boat may not be as well balanced, but the heel helps to ease the boat into the troughs. In a short choppy sea, you can’t tack around wave patterns that don’t have flat patches.

    Gap#2: Mindless fitness. Oh jeeze not that again... Finding solutions to errors by sailing them out and general practice I enjoy, but mindless fitness training gets boring really quickly.

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    “The object displaying this flag replaces a missing mark. (may also be accompanied by repetitive sounds)”

    This I did not know. Now I do. Thanks Morning Morning Tactician!
     
  12. TonyB

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    Re: MondayMorningTactician - 26 Feb 2007 - What can I do better? (Campbell Sailing)

    Mindless fitness training may be boring to some, but no-one is going to anywhere near the top of the Laser game without lots of it. Set yourself some challenging sailing goals and keep them in mind while doing the fitness training. It's the best motivation I know, and puts the boredom into the background pretty quickly.
     
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    From Clearwater to San Diego (Campbell Sailing)

    After more than three days of driving, I made it back to the west coast last night for a couple weeks of recovery, reorganization, writing and training here in San Diego before starting off for the European spring season.AfterÂÂ*sevenÂÂ*orÂÂ*eightÂÂ*hours of driving in 20-30 mph headwinds, the pedal permanently to the metal, down in fourth gear, [...]

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    Monday Morning Tactician (5 March 07) After the Start (Campbell Sailing)

    After coaching the 420 Midwinters in Jensen Beach, Florida for the third year in a row, a few themes have started to become recurrent in my notes. One of the most critical of those was the handling of the first 100 yards of sailing after the start. In researching a completely different subject for this [...]

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  15. Chainsaw

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    Re: Monday Morning Tactician (5 March 07) After the Start (Campbell Sailing)

    I would have to agree with reason 2. The strategy relies on the fact that you are the fastest boat in the fleet.
     
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    Monday Morning Tactician (12 March 2007) Leebow Effect: Debunked (Campbell Sailing)

    One theory that must be put to rest without hesitation is the famed Leebow Effect. ManyÂÂ*revered and heralded sailorsÂÂ*have presented cases for such an effect and the Monday Morning Tactician wishes to drag into the lightÂÂ*all those under the spell of vile Leebow Effect. I will put my hypothesis forward with full knowledge of the [...]

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    College Nationals Berth Allocations… NCAA-Style Hype? (Campbell Sailing)

    The ICSA College Nationals Berth Allocation list went out across the newsline last week in a timely fashion and stirring some controversy among the districts.Â*The announcement of the slight changes of the allocations is surely unintentionally timed during the weekend of Selection Sunday for the NCAA Basketball National Championship Tournament, but the parallel selection systems [...]

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    Monday Morning Tactician (19 March 2007) Working With What We Have (Campbell Sailing)

    It usually goes without saying, the best sailors in the world are those consistently the best prepared for the racecourse before they get there. Those competitors who have spent more hours on the water, more hours sanding, fairing, buffing, rigging, re-rigging, testing, more hours training in the gym or with their teammates are generally those [...]

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    Monday Morning Tactician (26 Mar 2007) - EnviroSailing (Campbell Sailing)

    Travel is one of the unavoidable necessities of our sport. Sailboat racing, I suppose, was a sport ultimately derived from travel in the fishing and transport industries where boats would struggle against the sea in the pursuit of profit from the wealth of the oceans. Having a boat that could go further to sea, faster [...]

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  20. lightninggeorge

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    Re: Monday Morning Tactician (12 March 2007) Leebow Effect: Debunked (Campbell Sailin

    Sorry to disagree, but I've been lee-bowed, and it ain't any fun. Maybe the laser can scoot through those deadly swirlies and find clean air in front, but my Lightning has been stopped dead-like someone out the brakes on-in someone's shadow.
     

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