MR G2A leeward boat must curtail her luff long enough for the windward boat to drop her spinnaker if she luffs the windward boat above the point where her spinnaker will stay filled and drawing.
I was wondering if those with MR officiating experience would comment on MR-G2 .. how it plays-out and is communicated between boats on the water.
- How is this first-opportunity to drop requested/given and then taken or waived-off?
- How is that opportunity "documented" (for lack of a better description) such that after that time is passed, further opportunities are known to be unavailable?
Also, I'm surprised that this concept has not been brought forward into Fleet Racing in a WS Case. Just as we surmised in the RRS 31 SI removal discussion here
, that hitting a mark is not part of room
's "maneuvering .. in a seamlike way", MR G2 seems to imply that luffing a boat under spin beyond where her spinnaker collapses, and keeping her in that state, is also not seamanlike to some extent.
Has anyone applied this concept in a Fleet-Racing scenario? If so, can you share some of the details?
I'm interested in reading your experiences and insights.