By the way, did anyone notice whether Insatiable
was displaying nav lights on the Pipe Opener Friday night race? The PRO has decided to disqualify us
We were showing a mast-head tricolour (instead of bow & stern lights), as allowed under rule 25b of the COLLREGS, but the PRO is claiming that we were not. I have to front a protest hearing tomorrow.
On the one hand, it was only the Pipe Opener, so doesn't count for much, we didn't do any good anyway and we had a great time all weekend, so I am not too bothered by it. But on the other hand, we were showing the legal lights (the masthead tricolour illuminates our windex, ergo if we can see our windex, then our lights are working) and as a matter of principle, since we were, as far as I am aware, displaying legal lighting, I would prefer it if we were not disq.
If any of you people did notice us, either with, or indeed without, appropriate lights, at any time during the race (even pre-start) I would appreciate if you could let me know, as it might help my case. Our sail number is S79.
FWIW, after we finished the race, we switched to standard bow, stern and steaming lights for the motor up the Huon (as required by the COLLREGS), so sightings after the finish don't help our case.