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 Post subject: Setting up a proper race course
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:56 pm 
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Just wondering if there's any guidlines for setting up a race course? Length of legs?, is there a true beat? windward/leward course? Olyimpic course? Triangle courses???? What course is being set in the San Fran racing?
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 Post subject: Re: Setting up a proper race course
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 5:16 pm 
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There are serveral courses being setup if you search "motionbased.com" for al-kite-a and race you can see some of the course by looking at my GPS track.
Here is link to one of the races on May 1 using Google maps and my GPS data.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... 18bb3cb0e3

This is the most common set up we have in SF.
We start by race up wind to a mark.
Then down wind to a mark , The finish line is about half the length of the starting line and you can not go through it on the down wind leg.

I would note that we are very lucky, the people running our races are paid professional and setup courses and run sailboat races for a living.


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 Post subject: Re: Setting up a proper race course
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 5:57 pm 
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ok thanks Al

looks like you guys run a about 1/2 mile beat upwind, round to starboard windward mark, 1 mile run downwind (can't go thru start/finish line), round to starboard the leward mark then a 1/2 mile beat to the finnish ?


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 Post subject: Re: Setting up a proper race course
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 6:19 pm 
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That is pretty much it.

here are links to other races
2007 Bridge 2 Bridge -Marks are fixed and easy to see :)
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://tr ... es=3871194

2007 Ronstat Bay Challenge
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://tr ... es=3000317


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