The setup here in Boston is full on. A huge race village with lots and lots of activities, a big race area in front of Fan Pier and fantastic weather to boot. The only obstacles in the racecourse are the moored boats of the local sailors. Space between the boats is enough for an extreme 40 to go trough, but only one way. No turning or sailing back. Once in, the catamaran will have to sail to the other end of the ‘field’ before getting out again.
At 14:00 hours the races started on schedule. We did seven upwind – downwind races with lots of action and sometimes very difficult wind conditions.
As usual the Yankee flags were most frequent at the marks. The following situation will probably come up in the debrief this morning:
We use the Match Race version of rule 18.3. Blue puts up her Yankee flag in position 6. What should the umpires response be?