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This is one of the most popular events at OCC, with entries having doubled from the start of this series. It is the most seriously contested series, with any infringement of the rules not being taken lightly by other competitors. The current OCC Opti champ is an example of the success of this ladies series.
Friday night’s race was no exception, with the sprint for the start line and best start prize meaning many boats were over the line at the gun. The general recall confusion that followed showed up those who have not read the OCC Sailing Instructions. The award for having read the sailing instructions and following them goes to the new USA entry Destiny, which was the first boat to turn back. Well done!
In the need of a recall the procedure will be as follows:
One light on accompanied by one sound will signify that an identifiable yacht or yachts are over the line and must return and start correctly. The light will remain on until all offending yachts have started correctly or one minute after the start, whichever first occurs.
Two lights on accompanied by two sound signals will signify that there is a General Recall and all yachts must return for a new start. The lights will remain on for one minute. After another minute a new start sequence will commence.
NOTE THAT THE FLEET THAT CAUSED A GENERAL RECALL IS THE NEXT FLEET TO START
Results on the night were 1st to Overdraft, 2nd Cats Paw and 3rd to Frantic. Thanks to Rob our starter for keeping everyone on their toes. Thanks to Anne of Craicor and Makana Confections for their support.