Techno 293 World Championship
22 Jul 14
The first race day morning at the Bic Techno 293 Worlds in Brest, France was a calm one with breeze at a minimum but the racers got onto the course late in the afternoon to complete one race.
Fleet racing can be either 'one-design' or 'handicap'. One design racing, as at the Olympic Sailing Competition means that boats racing against each other are all the same - the same design, the same sail area etc. Handicap racing means different types of boat can race against each other. Each boat has a handicap or rating so that their finish times can be adjusted or their start time determined so that the slowest boats go first.
Fleet racing can be any length of time with several taking place in a day or as a round the world race such as the Volvo Ocean Race.