Forum: The Racing Rules of Sailing

Keeping Clear

Steve Schupak
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • National Judge
  • National Umpire
So I've got a question that's just become relevant.

Can anyone explain the distance a boat is keeping clear needs in order to maintain "social distancing"?  

Are these boats properly keeping clear?

And also, is this the proper vaccine for Corona virus?

Thanks for your input :)

Steve
Created: 20-Mar-22 22:13

Comments

Matt Bounds
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • National Judge
  • National Race Officer
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AP over Zulu -
All races not started are postponed due to zombie apocalypse.
Created: 20-Mar-22 22:43
Thomas Armstrong
Nationality: Chile
Certifications:
  • Club Judge
0
Unless you find a way to sail off-planet, I see no safe distance is possible in your photo. Just lower your sails, throw anchor, and brace for impact.
Created: 20-Mar-22 22:51
Murray Cummings
Nationality: New Zealand
0
Every sailor knows the best cure for Corona...   Steinlager.

Created: 20-Mar-23 00:06
Gordon Davies
Nationality: Ireland
Certifications:
  • International Judge
1
National or regional regulations put in place due the the coronavirus are documents that govern an event. They are rules as per the definition.
In the same way as Irish laws on wearing PFD's apply to all sailing events here.
The problem that would arise is unlikely to be distance between boats (except at the start of an Oppie race) but distance between crew on each boat. Socialising before and after sailing would be impossible.
From a PR point of view a club continuing to sail would not be enhancing it's reputation as a responsible organisation!

Personally, here in Ireland, I will not be sailing, but until the regulations change, I will be going fishing either from the bank or on a boat (maintaining social distance). Most times I never see anyone on the river bank.
Created: 20-Mar-23 10:40
Juan Carlos Soneyra
Nationality: Argentina
Certifications:
  • National Judge
  • National Umpire
  • National Race Officer
0
Symptom: Your eyes hurt after drinking a coffee.
Action: Take the spoon out of the cup!!!
Created: 20-Mar-23 16:46
Dan Bowman
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • Club Race Officer
0
The boats themselves are all disqualified from competition due to their inherit inability to meet the qualifications as defined by the rules.  Only boats than  can be safely single-handed can qualify under the new, temporary set of rules (just because you can single hand a 60'er, doesn't mean you should in close quarters).  This list is by no means comprehensive but it is a good guide to inform competitors of their options.  And as the water is still cold in the Northern Hemisphere a flask of rum, bourbon, or rye is preferred to prevent over exposure and from potentially bringing the sport into disrepute with an uncivilized display of personal appearance.

Banshee
Blaze
Bongo Sport
Byte
Contender
D-Zero
El Toro
Finn
Flamingo
Force 5
International Canoe
International Moth
Laser
MX-Next
MX-Ray
Megabyte
Melges 14
Moth
Musto Skiff
Ok Dinghy
Open Bic
Optimist
RS 100
RS 600
RS Aero
RS Zuma
Seascape 14 / Benetau 14
Skeeta F8.5 & F9.5
Sunfish
SuperNova
Topax Uno
Topper
UFO
VX/Evo
Vanguard Vector

Created: 20-Mar-24 01:32
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