Sailors and boats are arriving for the Laser World Championships in Nova Scotia. Bloggers are starting to blog about it...
Even the two guys responsible for all the charter boats, Brent and Josh, have a blog. Check out Brent and Josh Go To Laser Worlds to read about their adventures.
One of the US sailors went out to train yesterday and somehow got confused about the drill his training buddies were doing in Unknown Customs.
Yup, Brian tried to kill da wabbit.
I'm sure Brian knows how a rabbit start is supposed to work but, for anyone who doesn't know, here are the instructions (shamelessly stolen from NIH Sailing.)
Got it? You have to go behind the rabbit - not hit it. Don't kill da wabbit.
A rabbit start can be run using no floats or marks, only the race boats themselves. The racers agree to have one boat serve as the “rabbit”. All other boats keep downwind of the rabbit prior to the start. At the agreed starting time, the rabbit crosses the other boats on a port tack. The line sailed by the rabbit is defined as the starting line and its stern is the windward end of the line. All other boats cross the line defined by the rabbit’s course and once across, have started. Once all the other boats have started, the rabbit is free to tack to starboard if the skipper so chooses.