This is a speed race under sail on a triangular course. The short windward leg will test the crew’s tacking ability.
Each fleet will have its own start. Three large buoys will mark the triangular course. The course will include two reaching legs and a short windward leg. The race will be twice around the course. Boats round the marks as shown in the diagram (diagram shows a starboard course). A green flag will signify a starboard course (all marks to be left to starboard) or a red flag will signify a port course (all marks to be left to port). The course will be set so that boats have room for tacking, but the location of the wharf will require most boats to tack at least three times on the windward leg.
· All crew must wear life jackets.
· Before the 5 minute signal oars may be used to manoeuvre the gig.
· Sailing Rules and Atlantic Challenge rules will apply.
The start will be a 10-minute timed start.
Clams will start first, then lobsters 15 minutes later
minute for touching a turning mark.
minutes for failure to observe racing rules.
Disqualification if a buoy is not rounded.