Here is the protest: https://2022.pacificcup.org/sites/default/files/arr/2021/Scan%2025.pdf
Rufless retired after the protest came out.
I think it's up to the armchair folks to draw conclusions from there.
Perplexity was doing pretty well with the other two Express 37s, but did 12 hours of going the wrong way for a medical emergency. I’m glad they did the safe thing and it sounds like Kirt (who I’ve sailed with a bit) is quickly getting back to the mainland for medical care...