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RE: Golden Rules of Yachting

The two golden rules of Yachting are :- Rule 1. Always have FUN .

Rule 2. If your not having FUN, referr to Rule 1.

 All other rules are suphurfulous.




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My hope here is to get comments from interested parties, so that a simple, concise, but accurate, one page sheet of the golden rules of yachting/yacht racing, can be prepared, to give to anybody interested in the sport of radio yachting, to provide a very basic guideline on how to make this sport enjoyable for all by following an extremely simple, but informative, set of rules.

Whilst I know that there are exceptions to every rule, the intention here is to provide a basic framework of rules that can be applied to a situation where two or more yachts are sailing together.

Basic things like which yacht has right of way under which conditions, including things like which boat has rights when one is being overtaken by another, or which boat has rights depending on whether they are on a port or starboard tack, or which yacht has rights, rounding a course marker, or which yacht has rights when gybing, or rules about room to tack, or room to gybe, or ........, or ..........

Something simple would be great for these modern times where a two line sentence seems to be the maximum acceptable length before that sentence starts to stretch the concentration span. And that is no one's fault. Our society is one where short answers to problems or questions is required.

But it would also be great to put together a set of "Golden Rules of Yachting" to try to ensure a level playing field. I have encountered situations in the past where experienced sailors have sometimes bullied their through a situation simply because the brand new sailor had no idea of the rules. And I would not be surprised if this might have at times prevented that newbie from coming back again to sail.

So any help, with the establishment of a quick reference guide or something similar, for the good, especially of new or potential new entrants to this fantasic sport, would be much appreciated.

I am happy to be the coordinator of such a guide. And ideally, that guide when made available to interested parties would have contact details, as any contributors' see fit, and to fit their own circumstances, for further contact should any newbies, or even experienced sailors, want or need further assistance.

If you are interested in promoting this sport, any contributions you care to make, and including your contact details, as appropriate, would be warmly appreciated, by sending details to and specifying Golden Rules as the subject matter.

Up to you folks.

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