Little question about a mark rounding from the weekend, I'm interested in who might have infringed the rules (boat # 1 or boat #2).
1) 2 boats reaching to the mark that required a starboard rounding, both boats on starboard with boat # 1 clear ahead by 1 length at arrival at the zone.
2) At the mark boat #1 takes a leisurly turn, boat #2 hardens up to windard more. Still no overlaps.
3) Approx 3.5 lengths after passing the mark boat #1 passes head to wind tacking to port. Boat #2 calls starboard.
4) Boat #1 continues sheeting in, boat #2 crash tacks to port to avoid a collision. Boat #2 calls protest and flys their flag. Boat #1 calls protest but does not fly a flag. Neither boat does any turns.
I've attached a very poor diagram ..... sorry I'm no artist and scale etc alludes me
My run down is as follows;
The next mark was to windward of the mark where the incident occured, proper course could have been to go left or right.
18.2b applied until Boat #1 passed the mark and tacked passing head to wind
Boat #2 was no longer required to give room to keep clear as she had aquired right of way due to Boat #1's actions, rule 15
Boat #1 broke rule 10 as Boat #2 had to crash tack to avoid Boat #1
Would appreciate more experienced peoples thoughts, in the end there was no protest, both crews get on well in the bar but would still like to know whom was right and whom was wrong. Examples from the room in similar cases would be appreciated for bragging rights.