Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Teaching the rules

 I want to teach the rules - but everyone knows them.

The problem is, do they know the definition of the terms which they are using to describe the rules? This was going to be the basis of a talk entitled "the rules are digital" but the concept was seen as "too complicated" so it did not happen. I may have another chance, so just to remind myself some switch points.

Beginning and end of tacking. (or is there such a thing?)
Overlapped or not
Port or starboard

Which rolls on to cases and information sources such as rapid response calls.

A mention for http://www.racingrulesofsailing.org/ which is very good at sending an e-mail when things are updated and discussing the more esoteric points of the rules.