June 14, 2017 Ian Mackenzie

Leeward gate marks – which way do I go?

We plan to use a leeward gate for some of the championship courses this summer – it was something that was used effectively and proved popular at the recent Pwllheli open meeting – please see the proposed course diagram on the right.

For those of you that aren’t used to having a leeward gate, here’s a link to give you something else to think about http://crya.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/The-Downwind-Gate-Rev-2.pdf

You can ignore the advice on overlapping zones at gatemarks as we will be using a separation of approx. 10 boat lengths.

You may want to have a look at the implications of Rule 18.4 . This rule (Gybing) does NOT apply at gatemarks.