Some time ago Menno send me a mail about a curious rules issue he had seen on the internet: On the Sailgroove-website in the series Technique Tuesdays, Val Smith explains a ‘loophole’ exploiting the new definition of fetching in the rulebook.
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Perhaps you have already seen this.
My question to all LTW readers: Has anybody ever come across this on the water (umpiring) or in the room? Is it being done?
Most regatta’s in my neck of the woods are done in non-tidal waters so there’s very little – if any – current to be exploited. But there must be sailing waters around the world were this kind of ‘fetching’ is possible…..
Thanks Menno, for your contribution. Please keep sending them in.