Hamburg will see the introduction of a new sailing instruction designed to limit hunting and it unfortunate consequences.

Below is the Sailing Instruction that appears in the Handling of Boats Section.

This will be an umpire initiated penalty.

Impact: if you tack or gybe back on the offset leg you have a problem.

if when sailing downwind a boat ahead luffs and tacks onto port, the starboard tack boat must not sail above 90 to hunt “get” her. So now we have an escape for the port boat.

  • Sailing the boat in a manner that it is reasonable to predict would cause significant damage including.
    • On a downwind leg a starboard- tack boat shall not sail a course above 90 degrees to the true wind for the purposes of hunting a port-tack boat.