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

P_Wop

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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.
So essentially you're saying you can get away with a fundamental breakage of a primary NOR or SI regulation, if nobody else bleats about it? 

How about that 'accidental' nudge into gear while the engine is charging batteries on that calm night when nobody is near? How about stacking all the spare water in the top windward bunks?  How about....?

Oh hell, I'm out.

 
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AWASP

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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.
Well said Sir ...... but am afraid that almost all are totally unhinged on this site so asking for balance is a useless request .......

 

Philc

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60.2 A race 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 other than the representative of the boat herself; (b) request redress for a boat; or (c) report to the protest committee requesting action under rule 69.2(b).
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 other than the representative of the boat herself. However, it may protest a boat (1) if it learns of an incident involving her that may have resulted in injury or serious damage, or (2) if during the hearing of a valid protest it learns that the boat, although not a party to the hearing, was involved in the incident and may have broken a rule;

Looks right.

 

trt131

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So essentially you're saying you can get away with a fundamental breakage of a primary NOR or SI regulation, if nobody else bleats about it? 

How about that 'accidental' nudge into gear while the engine is charging baterries on that calm night when nobody is near? How about stacking all the spare water in the top windward bunks?  How about..../

Oh hell, I'm out.
P_Wop thats three times you have said you are out, but back you come each time.  Either in or out.

 

jack_sparrow

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So just whine like a bitch and hope the RC protests and gives you the win in the end? Class act by Bradford & Harburg.
Only good thing from this. If you don't protest as policeman in a self policed sport, don't expect the prosecutor to be the policeman.  

 
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AWASP

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Hoping for a 2-3 day postponement.

Aussies having at it over S2H is freaking cool.

Seriously, all we got Stateside is...uh...nothing.   Nothing.

Great show.  Carry on.
I guess picking on Trump would be unfair ......... :lol:

 
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Tornado_ALIVE

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I'm just interested in hearing Harburg's(sp?) reasoning as to how they were greatly disadvantaged by not being able to see them on AIS. Did no one one board hand him a pair of binoculars for the duration of the race and point him towards Oats?
If you don’t understand yourself, then you don’t understand racing.  If it wasn’t an advantage to WO, then why do it as well.

 

strop

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Not surprised that they found invalid. MR was always going to go in there and say that he thought it was turned on. BJ should have called them out on the course and said that they didn't have it on. Then JBW and all the other boats would have heard. 

 
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