There’s been an important change to the 2010 Sailing Instructions.
If there’s time and wind to run a two lap race, the Race Committee now has a choice whether to run two, one lap races (which gives us two starts), or one, two lap race. A number that comes before anything else on the course board tells you if two races are are being run. A number after the course tells you if there is more than one lap. There is the possibility that the second race may not use the same course so check the board before each race.
The new text in the Sailing Instructions reads:
IF THE NUMBER “2” APPEARS AT THE FRONT OF THE BOARD, THERE WILL BE TWO STARTS. CHECK THE BOARD TO MAKE SURE THE COURSE IS THE SAME FOR THE SECOND START!
A reminder, on two lap races you must pass through the finish line at the completion of each lap.
A copy of the revised Sailing Instructions is available on the Download page under the Racing tab or by clicking here. Got a question? Put it in the comments.