Race Courses and Marks
The Race Officer will be responsible for designating a course suitable for the current, wind strength and direction and competitors. In addition to the start mark, “A”, and possibly an inner limit mark, there will be up to 8 buoys laid semi-permanently. 5 of these buoys are laid in a wide arc off the harbour. Additional buoys will be laid inside these 5 buoys to allow the designation of a shorter course.
Click the image to the right to see the planned locations or follow this link:
Club Mark Positions to see them in Google Maps Engine.
The Race Officer may ask the Safety Boat crew to move any of the inner marks to make up a suitable course. The course for the day should then be displayed on the white board in the Race Office. In order to get races started on time it is suggested that Race Officers and Safety Officers should be at the Club at least one hour before racing is due to start. Competitors should be on the water before the designated start time for the same reason.
Sample course configurations are provided in the following document.