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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Hi Guys,

We are having a difference of opinion here ... some only want (4) races/day max ... and some say if it's daylight, and the wind is blowing ... then continue racing.

What say you ????

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:46 am 
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I think it depends on how many RedBulls are in you! (no kidding - they help :D )

Personally, I could go all day but my crew usually poops out after about 4.

It's also very condition dependent. Nobody likes to bob for long and high winds are very physically and mentally demanding.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:15 am 
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IMO, it should generally be left up to the PRO as they see fit on any given day. The PRO should make the decision based on the level of racing (national vs. fleet level, etc.), the expected weather conditions during the series, the number of days of the series, the desired total number of races, and the overall endurance level of the racers.

It is not a simple decision and there is no general guideline that will work for all regattas. If your PRO is "in touch" with the racers, they should have a good understanding of what is desired by the sailors. Placing too many restrictions on the PRO can limit the overall quality of the regatta.

That being said, any limitations should be clearly stated in the sailing instructions and even in the NOR if possible.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:56 pm 
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srm wrote:
IMO, it should generally be left up to the PRO as they see fit on any given day. The PRO should make the decision based on the level of racing (national vs. fleet level, etc.), the expected weather conditions during the series, the number of days of the series, the desired total number of races, and the overall endurance level of the racers.

It is not a simple decision and there is no general guideline that will work for all regattas. If your PRO is "in touch" with the racers, they should have a good understanding of what is desired by the sailors. Placing too many restrictions on the PRO can limit the overall quality of the regatta.

That being said, any limitations should be clearly stated in the sailing instructions and even in the NOR if possible.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:46 pm 
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srm wrote:
That being said, any limitations should be clearly stated in the sailing instructions and even in the NOR if possible.
Yep. I prefer a time restriction rather than a number of races restriction.


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