Gate Start Layout1 (1)

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					                                    WIND                                  WIND                                                                                WIND
                                  DIRECTION                             DIRECTION                                                                           DIRECTION
                                                                                                                   The start time is when the stern
                                                                                                                   of the gate boat clears the buoy
                                                                                                                   at 90 degrees to the gate boat centreline.
                                                                                                                                                                The gate boat has absolute
                                                                                                                                                                right of way.
                                                                                                                                Port/starboard rule applies.
                                                                                                                                The 2 boat length rule does not.
                                                                                                                                (barging is prohibited)
     Gate boat flying an orange flag approaches           Gate boat starts to shy up approaching                         Gate boat hardens up around the start buoy
1.   the start buoy off the breeze on port tack.
     Participants keep clear down wind.
                                                     2.   the start buoy staying on port tack.
                                                          Participants keep clear down wind.
                                                                                                                   3.    to be close hauled on a port tack.
                                                                                                                         Participants keep clear down wind.
                                                                            WIND                                                                         WIND
                                    WIND                                  DIRECTION                                                                    DIRECTION
                                  DIRECTION
                                                                                      These yachts must give way
                                                                                      to the gate boat.
                                                                                                                                        All yachts must cross the gate boat stern
                                                                                                                                        on starboard tack. Otherwise they are DNS.
 First yacht to start
 has no advantage.
 (unless the gate boat is slow)
     Gate boat maintains a port tack.                     Gate boat maintains a port tack.                               Gate boat turns onto a starbourd tack after
4.   Participants begin to start on starboard tack
     behind the gate boat & with the buoy to port.
                                                     5.   Participants continue to start on starboard.
                                                          tack behind the gate boat.
                                                                                                                   6     a set time and/or distance or earlier if all
                                                                                                                         participants have crossed astern.

				
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