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Staggered start
Further to the you perform better when you're losing but not by much thread, which do station do you prefer at Bedford Amateur Regatta?
Enclosure (c half length 'behind' on the start)  20%
Embankment (c half length 'up' on the start)  60%
Zoo Station  20%
Total: 5 members' votes
by Erica - Sun 30th Oct 2011, 10:25pm
Simon said: which station do you prefer at Bedford Amateur Regatta?
The main problem at Bedford is being clear where the finish is and (if you are within a length) who has actually won when the hooter goes. Unless your opponents are disqualified for non-matching kit by over-zealous officials...
by Simon - Thu 3rd Nov 2011, 9:17am
Erica said: Unless your opponents are disqualified for non-matching kit by over-zealous officials...
That works both ways. We came very close to a DQ at Notts City because of that - we had been given a warning for being late to the start and should have had a second for the kit, and it was only because the Starter (who I won't name, because he is still umpiring) was being generous that we didn't get a second.
by Simon - Thu 3rd Nov 2011, 9:19am
Simon said: (who I won't name, because he is still umpiring).
Although I already have, in one of those links. D'oh.
by Peter - Mon 7th Nov 2011, 10:50am
That seems more reasonable than the umpires at St Neots who tried to disqualify several single scullers for wearing non-matching kit...

(this regatta also involved the officials reassuring us on several occasions that our opposition, all from York City, had signed in; it turned out several hours later when we tried to actually race them that the whole club had failed to turn up and had never been present)
by jpd - Mon 7th Nov 2011, 10:38pm
Peter said: That seems more reasonable than the umpires at St Neots who tried to disqualify several single scullers for wearing non-matching kit...
I can recommend the four-club composite in a single.
by RTT - Tue 8th Nov 2011, 12:23am
Or at Peterborough Summer, the null club....

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