Okay, that makes more sense.
I'm all for having all the IC's back on one track - a kind of path to re-unification, but this idea met with some resistance last year when it was discussed (results http://www.internationalcanoe.yachting. ... ?ID=d/7F9y
So, given the numbers are looking to be lower than the pre-nomination numbers of 50 boats, does this course layout work for people?
With the option of staggering starts if required (conditions, numbers on course, trials in the pre-worlds regatta..). This get's all IC's back on the same course:
yes there is a chance of getting in each others way- but this can happen when things go wrong even if we have seperate courses
The gate keeps the AC's heading upwind on the starboard side of mark #1
We get a good indication of who is faster/slower up and down wind