# FPYC Racing FPYC Racing 2008. FPYC Racing How to start the race.

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FPYC Racing FPYC Racing 2008

FPYC Racing How to start the race.

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat Tips

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat start clock here 0:00 Time the line

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat End clock here 0:45 seconds long Time the line

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat Early, 0:30 to go

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat Early, 0:30 to go

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat Early, 0:30 to go

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat Know how long it takes you to tack Start clock 0:00

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat Know how long it takes you to tack – practice before the race Stop clock 0:15

FPYC Racing The following starting scheme is called the Vanderbilt Start. This presentation ignores any strategy. It assumes; that there are no other boats, that the wind is 90 deg to the start line, and it assumes that the wind direction and velocity are constant.

FPYC Racing Things to remember: Starboard has right of way over port tack. Its an advantage to start the race on starboard tack.

FPYC Racing 5 min Horn: Number ONE flag up 4 min Horn: P flag up (prep) 1 min Horn: P flag down (prep) 0 min Horn: Number ONE flag down

FPYC Racing THE COURSE start finish Committee boat wind

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat Before the start you Sail anywhere, but dont get too far from the line, especially in light wind!

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat Horn 5:00 to go X

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat 4:15 to go When you are at the transom of the committee boat, subtract the time to tack from the time remaining and divide by 2. 4:15 – 0:15 / 2 = 2:00

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat Pick a course on Port tack, 135 away from the wind. Sail for ½ the time, in this case 2:00 Horn 4:00 to go

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat 2:15 to go - TACK

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat 2:00 to go – TACK complete

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat 2:00 to go – now on Starboard tack, 45 off wind

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat Horn 1:00 to go

FPYC Racing wind Committee boat Horn 0:00 to go

FPYC Racing Three times Gertrude Lewis Conway was a full-fledged member of the afterguard aboard an America Cup's defender. Harold Vanderbilt's wife, 'Gertie' was beside him aboard Enterprise in 1930, Rainbow in 1934 and finally Ranger in 1937. She had the responsibility of timekeeping, which was not a small matter on a J-Class sailing at full speed towards the starting line. Especially so, as her husband Harold's specialty was a very fast start called 'the Vanderbilt start'.

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