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  1. sorry about the confusion in an already confusing thread my post was of a different protest just to highlight where another starboard boat with little to no opportunity got scrubbed and had to pay the bill due to the others action is all.
  2. PROTEST HEARING Wednesday 7 November, 2018 2018-19/03 AUS144— v AUS184 —nd RF160 and 2018-19/04 RF160Äv AUS184— Facts Found Approximately three minutes after the start on the first upwind leg in 12kts of breeze on flat water an incident occurred. AUS144 on starboard two boat lengths to leeward and at least one boat length advanced on AUS184. RF160 on starboard three boat lengths astern and slightly to windward of AUS184. AUS144 tacks to port and bears away to sail a course to duck AUS184 and RF160. AUS184 tacks to port slightly after AUS144 and immediately becomes aware of a collision course with RF160 on starboard. AUS184 slowly tacks back to starboard having not built speed. RF160 is now on collision course with AUS184 in about one and a half boat lengths. RF160 bears away away abruptly dumping main and rudder hard over to avoid AUS184. RF160 now sailing downwind clears AUS184's stern by less than one meter. RF160 now on imminent collision course with AUS144. AUS144 has been keeping clear until RF160 changes course. RF160 immediately collides with the port bow of AUS144 and scrapes Dow the port side of AUS144 causing serious damage. AUS144 also attempts to bear away further but cannot avoid the collision. The jury chose not to put any weight on the written submissions of the helm of AUS184. Decision AUS184 breaks rule 10 in relation to RF160. AUS184 exonerates herself under RRS44.2 (as modified by SIS). RF160 breaks RRS 16.1 and 16.2, does not take an alternate penalty under RRS44.2, and is DSQ. RF160 also breaks rule 14 causing serious damage to AUS144. AUS144 also breaks rule 14 with regard to RF160 but is exonerated under RRS21. AUS184 is not entitled to exoneration under RRS44.1(b) due to serious damage resulting from the incident and is DSQ. split second decisions can really fuck your day
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    Don't impede the regatta (rowers)

    A few years ago whilst sailing Sydney in a Dragon nationals(sailing dragon not the rowing dragon) one of the boats who had the fleet covered and extending in one of the last heats thought that the surf ski he was heading towards would give way to him. Dragon ended up t-boning the ski, ski went under the hull popped out the back and the paddler came out the other side and grabbed onto the runner and held on.The crew on the dragon seeing the the rest of the fleet catching up asked if he was ok and if so would you mind letting the runner go so we can continue on with our which the paddler replied no way turn around take me to my ski and then my paddle which was a fair distance away.Anyway after a bit of an argument they complied as the fleet had started to go past them and the guy who was a fairly large individual was not going to let go. After doing all that and rejoining the fleet they managed to salvage the race and finished somewhere in the middle of the fleet but on returning to the Squadron they had a welcoming party waiting being the paddler who had decided and i shit you not to protest them for not trying to avoid a collision. So it went to the room and the dragon guys went down the path of "isn't the ski a powered vessel?' which the protest commitee replied "No its not a powered vessel and you did little to avoid the collision therefore you are rubbed out" There was probably more nuts and bolts to the protest than that but that was the result and in the end of the regatta where they finished second the DSQ cost them the title
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    Wanted Missing VOR Skipper

    Random can you please change your profile "Captain Goodvibes"would be very disappointed that such a person as you are besmirching his reputation.