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

P_Wop

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Well, that's it.  Yet another nail in the coffin of our fine and lovely self-policed sport, practiced and managed for centuries by people of honesty and integrity.

What next?  Mandatory on-board umpires?

Fuck it, I'm taking up croquet.
 

 

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Rain Man

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Not hard to tell, but in the end it does not matter what the reason was.  It was not working and the RC was not advised.


Of couse they knew. Richo admits as much in his post finish interview when he says something like " It doesn't matter because they aren't compulsory " I forget the exact words.
So, now we have information that MR says it was on during the race, and that they didn't know it was off.  Hmmmm.  The other boats were definitely aware of it being off during the race, but apparently said nothing to WOXI or the RC.  Hmmmm.  If they had, WOXI could have been informed of the problem during a sked.  There is shit to sling around for everyone on this matter.

 
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Forourselves

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Rain Man

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Obviously the RC don't watch TV. Post race apparently AIS was not compulsory according to Richo's take on the Sailing Instructions.
So what.  He was wrong, but it is possible he only just found out about it being off when the interview happened.  Came up with something to say to the media, even though it was shit.  Not the first time someone has done that.

 
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Liquid Assett NZ

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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
Here it is

The rules are the rules the PC are correct. Let's put the pitchforks down and stop with the internet outrage. Oats were faster no amount of AIS would have put BJ ahead. Races are won on the water not in a protest room and calm down with the emotional crap on here, you dont need to be outraged all the time show some balance.

 

bayboy

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Cant doubt the speed of the silver arrow, 2 years in a row touched up her greatest rivals, where it matters most from Tasman Island......

 

Kermit

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Turns out it was a great race. Good outcome but probably lucky to get away with it. The umpire has made their call.

 

Reflex Sailor

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Here it is

The rules are the rules the PC are correct. Let's put the pitchforks down and stop with the internet outrage. Oats were faster no amount of AIS would have put BJ ahead. Races are won on the water not in a protest room and calm down with the emotional crap on here, you dont need to be outraged all the time show some balance.
That’s like saying my biggest spinnaker didn’t measure but hey, it doesn’t matter because I didn’t use it.

 

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