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Cutting in front of your fellow racer??

Old 08-22-2007, 03:37 PM
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Hello,

We were doing some MV racing the other day....
We were both coming out of the turn and we're coming down the straights, wide open, with the fellow racer just ahead of me and to the outside. I was creeping up beside him and all of a sudden he turned(jumped) right in front of me, to keep me from passing him. His rooster tail shot the front of my MV right straight up in the air, I then let off the throttle and luckily, I still had the prop in the water before she totally started "flying."

It was COOL!!![8D] We all got a laugh out of that one.

"Watch out for them Rooster Tails!!!"


Old 08-22-2007, 03:53 PM
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kind of like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6uNwQe4lRU

It looks like the guy in the lead cut in just a little, but that's all it took. From the driver's view you can see him trying to go left to get out of the roost but just couldn't get over far enough.

Old 08-22-2007, 03:53 PM
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"--it happens"...., unlike some other competitive sports,ie: baseball,basketball,football.....racing takes a pair of balls to be competitive....lol....[:-]
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ORIGINAL: jdoug

kind of like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6uNwQe4lRU

It looks like the guy in the lead cut in just a little, but that's all it took. From the driver's view you can see him trying to go left to get out of the roost but just couldn't get over far enough.

COOL!!!! I guess the term for this is "Shot-us-Down!!"
Thanks
Old 08-22-2007, 04:19 PM
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ORIGINAL: mopartybob

"--it happens"...., unlike some other competitive sports,ie: baseball,basketball,football.....racing takes a pair of balls to be competitive....lol....[:-]
Yeah... Big Ones!!!

That's alright... "What go's around... comes around."
Old 08-22-2007, 04:30 PM
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Just remember,

it is ok for another boat to pass and take a new lane as long as there is room, in a sanction race if a boat cuts in front of another boat and causes the boat being passed to stall, or crash the boat that was passing is disqualified. Same goes if there was not enough room to pass or change lanes. I believe you must have at least one boat length.

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Ahhhh...I see.......I believe he would have been disqualified!! LOL

Thanks Dan
Old 08-22-2007, 04:47 PM
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I think it is 3 boat lengths...but personally, I would let another boat pass me on the inside before I would cut him off...just out of good sportsmanship.

Sean

EDIT: I found it in the IMPBA rule book...

1. A boat operating in a lane of travel around the course has the right to maintain that lane of travel without undue interference. Any boat desiring to pass in order to choose an occupied lane of travel must establish a minimum three boat length interval before gaining that right.
2. In racing, the natural lane of choice is the lane nearest the course outline. This lane shall have right of way over other lanes of travel.
3. The above right of ways also applies at the turns.
4. Good driving techniques and sportsmanship decree that a relatively straight course be driven. Fishtailing, "S" turns or other such tactics to prevent or hinder an overtaking boat from passing are considered an illegal maneuver against the lead boat.
5. Violations of "Right of Way" are infractions and will result in lap penalties.
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We're learning and having fun doing it... That's for sure!!

Thanks for the info guys!!
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Default RE: Cutting in front of your fellow racer??

Thanks Sean, I just wasn't sure on the amount of boat length.

Yes it is, just to help you out guy's, even when racing for fun, try to do it the right way reason being if you do it all the time and the time comes for you to attend a real race, that is the only way you will know.

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Sounds good to me.....[8D]

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