2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The Race Committee has lodged a protest against Wild Oats XI

jack_sparrow

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Seems thrown out largely because BJ did not protest which then infers with a protest the result could be different. Soft cock Jury.

 
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Fast boat, dedicated committed owners with deep pockets, doing a lot for sailings profile. shame it comes down to a shitfight two years running through being slack on crossing the T's and dotting the I's. [or crossing   Comanche and checking the a.I.s ]  ABC just confirmed protest not upheld.

 

sledracr

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I don't get it. 

-- RC opened the protest based in information they said they'd gained independently
-- RC had standing, as the organizing authority
-- BJ not a party to the proceeding

...so why is "BJ didn't file a protest" a factor?  What am I missing (other than the obvious assumption that deep pockets are in play)

 

ctdriver

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So kids, the moral of the story is, ignore the rules you don’t like and you’ve got a good shot at dodging any penalty.

Remind me why sailing is dying?

 
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Philc

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I don't get it. 

-- RC opened the protest based in information they said they'd gained independently
-- RC had standing, as the organizing authority
-- BJ not a party to the proceeding

...so why is "BJ didn't file a protest" a factor?  What am I missing (other than the obvious assumption that deep pockets are in play)
Need to wait to see the full findings from the PC.

 

nimbus

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EddyAllTime said:
Protest dismissed. Sanity has prevailed. 

Eat a dick all you haters.

To the crew of Black Jack - You lost. Go home.
ABC reported that the protest was invalid not dismissed.  That suggests the issue was never tested.

 

P_Wop

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I don't get it. 

-- RC opened the protest based in information they said they'd gained independently
-- RC had standing, as the organizing authority
-- BJ not a party to the proceeding

...so why is "BJ didn't file a protest" a factor?  What am I missing (other than the obvious assumption that deep pockets are in play)
I'm with you on this one.  BJ is not material, just supplied information, as I expect did others.  I would love to read the formal protest announcement when it's posted.

 

us7070

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I don't get it. 

-- RC opened the protest based in information they said they'd gained independently
-- RC had standing, as the organizing authority
-- BJ not a party to the proceeding

...so why is "BJ didn't file a protest" a factor?  What am I missing (other than the obvious assumption that deep pockets are in play)
60.3

A protest committee may(a)protest a boat, but not as a result of information arising from a request for redress or an invalid protest, or from a report from a person  with  a conflict  of  interest...

the representative of BJ that transmitted the information to the RC is an interested party....

so that information can not form the basis for an RC protest

 
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Monkey

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EddyAllTime said:
Protest dismissed. Sanity has prevailed. 

Eat a dick all you haters.

To the crew of Black Jack - You lost. Go home.
You do realize the RC didn’t say they didn’t cheat, just that Black Jack didn’t protest. 

Enjoy being a fan of a boat that cheats to win. 

 

savoir

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That decision makes no sense. Something BJ did or did not do is irrelevant. The jury can only look at what the RC did or did not do.

 
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Maw

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Yep, kinda hard not to see a stain on the crew. Off on a technicality. Not an honourable way to win it , but rules is rules, I understand the finding.

 
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