A big rule around here is no starting line sitting. If you do sit you must let everyone else go.
yes, we discussed this one during PKRA as well. It was advised, but didn't become a rule. But it should, this way everyone gets blocked.
Put this in from the beginning, and you should have less trouble.
Be sure, there will be protests. The race director should hear both, separately, and then decide.
Tell everyone to give sign and shout, if they are on starboard, if they are heading towards each other. This way the other knows, if he does not get out of the way, he will get a protest.
And one example: I once was so focused on getting my upwind position right to get a buoy, and was turning my head from the direction many times to see if I can make the buoy...then Shawn shout at me, he had starboard...I didn't see him! So this helps big time!
Chris, I advice you to do some test runs before you make it an event.
Get the local crew together, and have some fun/learning races.
This way you will learn everything the best and quickest way and see, what comes up and where the problems are.
Then you do an event with that knowledge.
Worlds08? Any dates known yet?