The balcony of the clubhouse, overlooking the race area, is packed full with family and spectators who follow the racing with great enthusiasm. Daddies of the competitors in the youth classes, can be recognize by the size of their massive binoculars on tripods.
Big panic, the children in the
The wind indicator has sunk to the bottom, the fittings on masthead are bent, children don’t want to sail ever again and the
This was the exercise that was used to start discussing rules and procedures in our National Race Official education program, which I was part of last Saturday.
(I gave a presentation on Umpiring & Match Racing, later that day)
Although in first glance the case was easy enough – the discussion that took place, made one thing very clear. There are a lot of rules involved!
Rule 10 is a given, but what else?