As Chairman of Protests I wrote to the Board of my club to ask what their position was on this issue - I didn't/don't want a yacht coming second in the pointscore to protest the leading boat for not complying with RRS26 - no valid response. I think they want to be seen to comply without complying! I guess we will see, but I still think the prescription is self serving and an insult to the sailing community. If someone protests I can't see how a yacht could defend themselves from being dsq. Could it be argued that not complying would be considered a breach of Fair Sailing and therefore DNE?So earlier this year I asked who was going to be the first to get a DSQ for not filling out the crew lists/ sail pass crew.
I asked at one club here in WA what if I register 4 crew but take 8?
Answer was, we don’t have the people to go around and compare how many are actually on a boat versus how many you said.
Same club has members who downright refuse to do crew sign on and they don’t DSQ them.
Pretty pointless system.
But that’s what you expect from AS. So incompetent that they couldn’t organise a root in a brothel with a fistful of $50’s.