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Gil ...when I say "round it correctly" I mean as per Committee RULES ...;)

There is another way of defining correct rounding IRL :

all marks MUST remain internal to your overall course.....

Perhaps this statement will strike another 57 exceptions but the RULE of the Committee , that happens to be the IRL RULE is that a mark MUST be rounded in the correct direction , on the correct side , AND ...you cannot go backwards at the mark same side once rounded ....All one might say is that the rule is not liked ....That is not my case ....As mentioned many times whatever in SOL is IRL seamless I like ....including non challenging the RC ..;) ;)
I fully agree with Winston. The rounding system as it is now is fair, and quite clear.

Of course we still have situations not the same as RL, but these are less artificial. Exmer's smart move in the Round Britain was risky, because he had to take a lot longer way initially than just turning back at the mark. I believe this is exactly what makes it fair. He saw an option I did not see and got rewarded.

There will always be corner cases where the rules of SOL allow something a similar RL race does not allow. The current rounding system generates a lot less of such cases which makes it the better system IMHO.
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The sea is lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to sail before I sleep, And miles to sail before I sleep.
SOL's rules now mirror international rules of sailing.

Look closely at "G" - apart from the crazy path it's a simple mark-to-port rounding., same as "A". Maybe he got swept past the mark by the tide or something. Once you pull your "path string" tight it has to wrap the course - simple.

E and F are the only cases where a 360 comes into play. E is legal, F is not. SOL handles this now without problems.

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As for the Race Instructions. We have no choice but to sail to server rules, and the only thing that defines the course are the marks. SOL places constraints on layout that mean that some "options" are impossible to close, and some desired constraints can't be implemented. RBI "outside all rocks that clear water" is an impossible layout in SOL - if someone wants to take a stab at an attempted design it's probably a profitable discussion!
WOWOWOW!
thanks my friends for the tons of explanation!
this was exactly the porpuose of my post!
( I repeat!!! get clarification, not challenging the rules!!!)
Now is perfectly clear.
I just have regatta experience here and not IRL...yet;-)
my very best regards to all of you!
Gil
For example, the Round Britain : place another buoy more south close to the coast and the debate is closed.

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