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Regetta Sloop Sailing Competition #2
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Regetta Sloop Sailing Competition #2

Sloop Sailing

Maneuvering a sail boat, has a similar concept as a car, but more complicated, with a car the engine, electronics, electricity, and fuel under the command of the driver, but a sailboat requires a crew, in a sense it has not evolve like the car, but that adds to the pleasure received by the competitor, which no car can offer.

With a sailboat a captain needs to understand the weather, he must know how to manipulate the wind, his main source of energy, and keeping his competitors in his shadow will help him deny them this source.

The captain of the boat, needs to execute a strategy on how and when to tack, in order, to reach a buoy before his competitors. Tacking is a process where a boat turns to the left or right,(Starboard or Port) with the goal of turning in the other direction, to capture a full sail of breeze, thus propelling the craft at a greater speed, to a marker or buoy, than if he had tried to reach the same spot, by sailing on a straight line.

Racing Organization

The organization has a six member committee, who are responsible for electing the Chairman, and running the event.They are also responsible for raising fund and sponsorship events.

There are three categories of boats: A/B/C

A class boats are 28 ft in length and have a crew of 15 men.The popular boats in this category are: Red Stripe, Running Tide, Running wave, Good news and Southern cross.

Prizes for A class are as followers: First place $1,500.00, second $1,200.00 third $1,000.00, forth consolation.

B class boats are 21 ft in length and have a crew of 9. The boats in this category are: Lady Nathalie, Rowdy boys, Heath cliff, Ants ness, Cobra, Morning dove, Lady Sonia, and New Susan Chase.

Prizes for B class are as followers: First place, $1,200.00, second $1,000.00, third $800.00, forth consolation.

C class boats are 17 ft and have a crew of 5. The boats in this category are :Fugitive, Termites, Bul reg, Sweet Island gal, Lady Eunice, and It ain't right.

Prizes for "C" class, as followers: First place $1,000.00, second $800.00, third $300.00, and forth Consolation.

Sponsoring an A - Class Race will cost $60,000.00

B - Class Race " " $30,000.00

C - Class Race " " $20,000.00

Rules and Penalty

(a) The racing chairman is responsible for starting the race, with the sounding of his horn.

(b) Racing Chairman is always present, when all boats reaches buoy or marker.

(c) If a crew member falls from his boat, his friends must stop and collect him.

(d) If a crew becomes sick or injured, the Chairman is responsible for providing medical attention.

(e) Boats overtaking, shall be, two boat length, on the outside of the other boat, or starboard side.

(f) The police presence, on their craft, to make sure that the event is incident free.


Street Talk

Lemuel  

Great competition. Thanks for the info on Sloop sailing. Now I have more knowledge about it.

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  about 1 decade ago

Dear Lemuel, I am quite sure you will enjoy once you get the hang of it.

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  about 1 decade ago

This is one spendy sport for sure.

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  about 1 decade ago

Dear Shawn, On a calm day with a light breeze, you could fall asleep.

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  about 1 decade ago

Good article Alfred, when I come to visit are you and I going to jump aboard a Hobie 16 and take a sail?

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  about 1 decade ago

Dear Ron, I am quite sure you will have an enjoyable sail, thanks for your comment.

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  about 1 decade ago

Dear Rob, That is correct, i would love to .

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  about 1 decade ago
Barbara9  

very nice, informative article

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  about 1 decade ago

Dear Barbara9, Thanks for your comment.

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  about 1 decade ago
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