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Phil Holliday

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  1. I disagree, it is only by individuals taking responsibility for their actions and maintaining social distancing/hand washing/small groups only/face masks, etc that we will keep the infection rate low. It is the irresponsibility of individuals who feel they are immune from this or who simply ignore the safety and welfare of others around them that causes the spikes in infection that we are seeing now. Be responsible now and we just may get to have serious competition again in 2021. Be irresponsible and we will be having this same conversation in twelve months time. The choice is yours....
  2. I am sure that there will be as many solutions as there are clubs! At my own club we already have a system in place for the use of the clubhouse facilities by both ourselves and the dinghy sailors. For us radio sailors we will have fixed control positions marked out central to the course to maintain 2 metres minimum separation with a maximum of 10 participants/race/heat. Control positions will be allocated before the first heat/race and then everyone will move one place before each start. To avoid problems on the start line we will utilise a "gate" system with the gate boat being who
  3. This discussion raises two questions in my mind, 1) the phrase "alters course" implies a conscious input from the skipper, should a gust induced lift be regarded as changing course? Without accurate observing from a third party this will always degenerate into an argument with no winner 2) at what point is the ROW boat too close to alter course whilst still giving room? Again this is a judgement call where both skippers involved will have their own (differing) opinion. The reality of the situation is that the give way boat has put himself in a very vulnerable position and is trying to use the
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