Brighton Sailing CLub Penenant

Guidelines for laying a course

The Northerly Wind Makes it very fickle Inshore. A course like the P keeps the boats off shore as much as possible, whilst still allowing you to start and finish them from the Beach.

If you Specify the number of laps in advance, or indicate at the briefing that all boats do the same number of laps then you could start them half way up the beat with the rescue boat and finish them by the beach.

You Could make a bigger cat course by extending the Southerly Mark.

Nothery P course Image
Westerly Windward Lewrard Course

A Westerly or Easterly Wind allows you to use all the space, Between the Piers - more if you want. Putting the windward mark so you can see it through collapsed section of the West Pier. Improves visibility on a bigger course.

You could's send the cats to a buoy behind the West Pier, and Send the mono's too the West Pier Buoy (not Shown).

A P or triangle could be used, providing the Bugle is southerly, if you put it on the beach side the Beat will disappear. (not enough Space to Show here)

South Westerly, this Triangle has no Run as such, so needs to have at least on for the reaches free enough to allow the Spinnaker boats to set them.

You could make a longer cat course by adding a further windward mark to give them a P course.

South Westerly Triangle
Triangle Sausage

If you decide to use the "Olympic Course", or Triangle and Sausage Course. I suggest you use this variant.

With the extra buoy like this you avoid boats half way through a lap crossing the start finish line. Makes timing much easier.

Mirror it of a south easterly.

The Clover leaf, 2 reaches and a beat and a run.

A single buoy either on the reach or on the Beat/Run could be used for a longer catamaran course.

This choice is a great course for a south westerly.

The extra buoy near the beach is to make sure boats don't go round the same buoy in different directions, this would be dangerous.

South Westerly Clover leaf Course.
Figure of eight Course

This isn't well drawn, the start to the first buoy should be a beat, followed by a beam reach. Then another beat. The beats should be same length longer than the reach to ensure the run is deep.

Be carefully of this course, the potential for collisions with boats on different needs to be raised at the briefing, but hey it makes it fun.

Will probably look more like a lightning bolt.