The last race I was at, during inspection with my team, I measured vertically 6 ski lengths @ 165cm (~10m) between gates then as pitch increased the interval was more like 5 ski lengths (8.5m). The offset increased as expected.
After the race the course setter indicated he measured the course at 11 m with a tape, gate to gate. On the pitch the offset drew the vertical under the prescribed K2 minimum as I understand to be the vertical measurement between gates.
Is the course setter right in maintaining his 11m gate to gate, or should he have been measuring the vertical then applying the offset?