Speedrace

 A short Speed race will be held off the beach at Saldanha Beach Sailing Club after the DownWind Dash. The first 5 Kite competitors and first 5 Windsurfing competitors will compete in this event.  The planned start time is 16:30 but is subject to change based on the start and finish times of the Dash.

  1. Start: A Line between the Finish Yacht (Liberty) which will be stationed off the beach at Saldanha Beach Sailing Club and a mark positioned East of the Dash finish mark.  Note this is NOT the same mark as the Dash finish mark.
  2. Course:
    1. An outside Gybe mark will be positioned towards the Ore Jetty East of the Final Dash Marker yacht. This mark will be rounded after a starboard reach from the start line
    2. The inside Gybe mark is the Dial Rock (Large Rock south of the Saldanha Beach Sailing Club). This rock will be rounded after a port reach from the outside mark
    3. Starboard reach back to the outside Gybe mark
    4. Finish line on Port reach between the Dash Finish buoy and the Speed race start mark (In line with Finish Yacht Liberty).
  3. Start procedure:
    1. A warning signal will be blown and a Yellow preparatory signal flag will be raised on the finish Yacht (Liberty) 5 minutes prior to the start.
    2. A Red preparatory signal flag will be raised on the Finish Yacht (Liberty) 1 minute prior to the start.
    3. The start will be signalled by the lowering of both the Yellow and Red preparatory flags on the finish yacht (Liberty) as well as a sound signal.