That is what I thought. All we know for sure is the bias of the poster. It's hard (but not impossible) to imagine a viable explanation that exonerates WOXI but because the protest was never tested we will not know any facts found. WOXI will be condemned with certainty in the online Court of Sailing Anarchy even though the whole (true?) story is unknown and her crew also never having a chance at vindication in a Protest Hearing.There hasn't been a hearing on WOXI's lack of AIS transmissions, so saying cheating has been proven is incorrect. In order to prove it, facts have to be found by a protest committee.
Did all the other boats whose AIS didn't transmit cheat too? Why aren't you calling them out? Seems hypocritical to me; though we would like to think that we can hold WOXI to a higher standard given the profile of their program, they still put their foulies on the same way the rest of us do, so unintentional shit can happen to them the same as the other boats who didn't transmit.
They were cheating if they knew they had to transmit AIS and intentionally did not do so. If you believe that to be the case, provide some evidence.
I was struck by the irony of how some of those here could be so certain of intentional treachery, who indignantly held up the RRS and even named the rules transgressed suddenly, in the same breath, in the middle of a sentence were not longer willing to acknowledge the Rules when they disagreed with their narrative.
I feel a bit bad for WOXI. They sailed a tough race and demonstrated again how great an all rounder that old boat is. But for this Line Honours win they will live under a cloud because the issue was not resolved.