Rule J2.1(4) requires the race committee to identify all rounding marks in relation to the definition Sail the Course.
Situation The race committee communicates orally, under rule 90.2(c), that the course will be: start, mark C to port, mark T to starboard, mark CX to starboard, mark J to starboard, mark T to starboard, mark DP to starboard, finish. The intention of the race committee is that the boats sail the course shown in the drawing below. Question 1 Is mark T a rounding mark?
Answer 1 No.
Rule J2.1(4) requires the race committee to identify all rounding marks in relation to the definition Sail the Course. Mark T is not identified as a rounding mark.
Question 2 One of the boats sailed the course shown in the drawing bellow. Did she sail the course according to the definition? Answer 2 Yes.
For the purposes of the definition Sail the Course, the string representing a boat’s track passes each mark on the required side and in the correct order.
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