Race Management: Playing the Cards You’re Dealt:
While controlling the weather during a regatta is not an option, how an event reacts to the cards dealt is hugely important in making for a successful regatta experience. Bruce Golison, often in the role as Principle Race Officer (PRO) at prominent events, shares some thoughts on the topic.
As I tell people, one of the most important roles that a PRO has is knowing when to race and when not to. For me personally, I use two basic guidelines….what does the class want and, if I was racing myself, what would I want to see happen. Here are two important questions to master:
How many races each day? What are the factors that drive this d…
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Better Conditions at Laser Europeans:
Las Palmas, Spain (February 29, 2016) – After strong winds yesterday postponed the start to the Laser Europeans, today’s weather allowed for three races to be completed in all fleets. Nick Thompson (GBR) leads the 124-boat Laser fleet with Charlie Buckingham (USA) in 13th. Marit Bouwmeester (NED) and Josefin Olsson (SWE) lead the 96-boat Laser Radial Women’s fleet with Paige Railey (USA) in 11th. Marcin Rudawski (POL) leads the Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Better Conditions at Laser Europeans, Editor