dinsdag 20 mei 2008

Competitions and races

Atlantic Challenge - competitions and races
The Atlantic Challenge competitions and races include the following events:

L'Esprit:
A cooperative event with mixed crews, sharing knowledge and meeting a challenge together. A variety of skills are tested, including rudderless slalom and man-over-board under sail.

Rowing Race:
Race over a 2 nautical mile straight course.

Sail & Oars:
Twice around a 3 nautical mile triangular course, using sails and oars alternatively.

Jackstay Transfer:
A sack is transferred from a pier to the gig and then rowed to a destination.

Captain's Gig:
Transfer of a "very important person" from the pier to a vessel. This is a style event and is not judged on speed.

Towing Race:
Under sail and oar featuring pairs of boats and emphasising cooperation between two gigs.

Man overboard:
One of the crew will fall overboard, then the others will turn the boat around and as quickly as possible get the passenger back onboard.

Navigation:
This event is based on the water and tests knowledge of compass course, speed, time and distance calculations, plotting, latitude and longitude, dead reckoning and tides.

Rowing Slalom:
Boat handling contest around buoys without the use of a rudder.


Apart from these events, the competitors must show knowledge in tying knots and splices.

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