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  Courses IRC7
Posted by Chris Halewood on Mon Jul 08, 22:44 [3777-12370]
Hello Lawrence,
Whilst we love the traditional ‘Solent Orienteering’ Cowes Week courses is there any chance we could have a day (or two) of Windward/Leeward Courses this year to mix it up a bit? We are scheduled for Committee Boat starts on Sat 10th and Sun 11th.

Thanks.

Chris

  Courses IRC7
Posted by Laurence Mead on Wed Jul 10, 13:26 [3777-12376]
Hi Chris

It's a conundrum as to what courses competitors like and want. We talk about it incessantly here in the office. The fleet numbers around the Solent generally are down and there is a suggestion that this is a result of general boredom with W/L courses. That said it is what we have all been doing for a decade or more and what has given great racing. We can't do pure laid mark W/L courses for IRC classes this year I'm afraid as the schedule is full but I will speak to the course setters and we will get you pretty much up and down courses if we possibly can on those days.

We are thinking of having a 2 race-day for as many fleets as possible next year, with laid marks and pure W/L racing. Would that appeal?

Best,

Laurence
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