From the veranda in front of our house we get a good view of what’s going on in Nelson harbour. Sailboats, swimmers, kayaks, ships coming in or out, seabirds fishing and on rare occasions even orca. During the school holidays especially, a lot of training takes place. A few days ago it was Laser yachts, mainly the junior “4.7” and Laser Radial models.
At the end of the day, after a lot of tight “round the buoy” racing, we could hear the coach explaining the rules for the last race of the day. They were quite simple: you must remain standing for the whole race, except when tacking or gybing. Here’s the start: