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Board » General Discussion » "Rounding Marks"

I thought the long and well argumented disscusions were long gone in regards to rounding marks on land. I understood that if the mark was on land it had to be rounded in the direction of the arrow and you had to keep going in that direction or you would get an unrounded sign again. This clearly hasnt happen in the current Tampa race.So I think we need a ruling on the boat that has flaunted the rule!!!All the skippers that have been sailing here for a while know the rules and the skipper in question has been sailing here for quite some time now!!

As it says in the manual....Marks must be rounded in the direction indicated by the arrows in the client. This rule is enforced automatically by the server.

--- Last Edited by mustang_sally at 2011-05-18 17:59:17 ---

--- Last Edited by mustang_sally at 2011-05-18 18:06:42 ---
The trouble is that he DID round the mark--the problem is that he turned back, and will possibly gain by violating the spirit of the rules, which say nothing about going the correct way AFTER rounding.
It is hard to write rules that somebody cannot wiggle around. The only solution I can see is the idea of two marks on each island or turn. But they would need to be placed very carefully so that the 'correct' way is shorter and faster than the 'incorrect' way
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
The result of todays excitement is a server bug. Normally the server "un-registers" the rounding if you go back outside the mark. We are currently investigating this bug and will also most likely correct affected boats.

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