Helmsman on USA 17, Jimmy Spithill surely credited his nickname in this match.
So I’m nominating the following picture of the incident as
‘2010 Rules picture’
AC33 Match 1; P-SB on the starting line just after entry.
(In fact I’ll do a poll if I get a few more entries end of the year.)
USA (Yellow) on Starboard – SUI (Blue) on Port and has to keep clear. USA is holding for three – four boat lengths and in the picture SUI is now only just beginning to get head to wind. Her turn could have been much tighter! No rule 16 issue, USA may have initiated the collision course subject to 16, but holding for that long without SUI doing much more, negates that restriction on Rule 10.
SUI could have done much more – therefore she is not keeping clear. Either as Port boat or while tacking. Penalty on Blue.
A classic picture perfect example of a Match Race entry but in 90 foot tri/catamarans.
It also shows exactly what the courses of the two boats has been and on top of that it has both umpire boats and the race committee-boat in the frame.
Here’s the whole series on that entry:
Entry. SUI is a few seconds earlier, but USA on full speed on collision course
USA holding. SUI cannot cross. They will have to do something!
SUI heading up, as is USA. Very tight turn by USA 17 and holding again.
The turn by SUI is too wide! Just beginning to get head to wind.
Sunday we will see if SUI can lay the same trap for USA-17, when she’s Yellow boat.