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In Topic: RRS 20 hail when no Obstruction

22 January 2017 - 12:39 AM

Yellow must give room.  If yellow fails to respond she is DSQ under 20.2(B).  The protest committee has no choice


So, yellow must give room and then yellow must then file a rule 2 protest and request redress under rule 62.1(d).  She must also request the protest committee consider rule 69.2© 


I suspect that in reality yellow needs witnesses to pull this one off.


Yellow can only gain redress if committee disqualifies red under 2 or 69.2©.    What redress yellow gets is governed by 64.2.  Don't hold your breath!

In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

18 January 2017 - 12:27 PM

On the vendee live, Alex came across as totally shattered.  He has put so much into closing the gap I fear that he has nothing left in the tank.  I hope he just gets home safely now.  It is still a beast of a boat to navigate through a tricky area.  I don't think we can even begin to comprehend the stress that these leading 2 boats have gone through.  BP will win barring catastrophe, both sailors are heroes.  I want Alex to win, but his only way to win is a BP catastrophe - which I don't want to even contemplate.

In Topic: Rules Question - P/S at the pin

12 January 2017 - 11:07 AM

Agree that there is a lot of overthinking.  Read the facts from the original post.


Red took a high risk move by choosing to start on port and also by being early.  This was compounded by yellow also being early.  This was the moment for Red to bail out.  instead they carried on with the same reward on offer (ie a good start) but with much more risk.  The comments above suggest there is less risk because yellow is going to be changing course a bit.  It only changes the situation for yellow who now has a new obligation.  It does not change anything for red.


For a long time this looked good (part of the risk / reward thing that experienced sailors know about starting on port!)


Red is on port tack and has to keep clear at all times.  Yellow is allowed to alter course but must not prevent red keeping clear.


Red agrees that it could have tacked but claims it was not obligated too.  Rubbish!  Red must keep trying to keep clear as it is the keep clear boat.  Yellow must not stop her trying to keep clear, but Red cannot give up trying to keep clear and claim it was not obligated too.


RED is DSQ.  Red stopped trying to keep clear when the responsibility was on yellow to allow red to keep clear.  Red was DSQ as soon as it stopped trying to keep clear.

In Topic: Vendee Globe 2016?

20 December 2016 - 06:20 PM

Ruyant est arrivé

In Topic: A rule 18 question (Again)

18 December 2016 - 12:40 PM



These are the new rule revisions.  Learn them and abide by them.  But don't complain about them on the internet!  This sounds like a decent revision to me and can quickly be learned by don't tack in the circle at the windward mark...  But you already knew that was not a good idea anyway.