Rules Observance – from Malcolm Hall…..!!

Its a very interesting discussion. We often had a low home boat turn out for our open meeting and the reason given was this very thing. Poor sportsmanship and ignoring the rules. Our last two events have been much better as I have wrote into the NOR that we will have marshals on our safety boats looking out for infringements.
I do think this is the way to go and not over expensive really if you use the safety boats, they are around the marks anyway etc.
I saw an event held at our club (I think it was 420’s) where they brought 2 marshals as a training excercise, at lunch and at the end of the racing they flagged up all of the transgressions and incidents that they had seen. It was very revealing and whilst there wasnt any penalties as it was for training it did raise awareness .
I very much fancy trying this at our 2015 open.

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