Certainly the RRS32 argument could not be used.Just listened to the interview.
If the 'Alternate Finish' had been actually longer, say 13 miles longer (619nm, just in a safer location for the boats), would the same complaint be made?
Isn't the fact that the course was 13 miles 'shorter' just a coincidence which is being used as the crutch ("it was a shortened course") for this argument?
No, more at the previous comment suggesting that a new line not contemplated prior to the start or finish(es) could be a better option.Tubby, I am not sure if your comment was aimed at me, but what I was saying the RC could have set up the alternate finishing line on YB.
Tubby, though I enjoy learning the RRS and the implications of them I cannot consider myself any kind of expert.So, finishing the race at a point allowed for and described in the SIs is bad, because the SIs were badly written, but finishing at a different point not contemplated by either the organisers or competitors is good???
I read Paprec's report at the time of the race. They pointed out that this was their first trial foray into offshore sailing and that at this point, contrary to others, they did not fully IRCized the boat. With the TP 52's rating being very close to, the cut-off, that was it. Details on their FBin watching the race replay (start) I see that PAPREC TP 52 was in the last start, while the rest of the TP52's were in the start prior.
Did the IRC cutoff between classes happen to exist in the tiny space between irc ratings ? Seems odd to split the 52's when they rate so closely
Also has been listed for charter forever. If your boat is coded anyway it makes sense to do this and defer VAT.Has been for a bit of time.
Wayback has a hit from Sept last year:
The two columnists being James Neville, commodore of RORC, and Rob Weiland, TP52 class manager and president of the international maxi association.Hate to bring this up again but..
January 22 edition of Seahorse (RORC magazine) has two columnists expressing 'concern' about what happened.
Effectively this is telling the OA/Jury/RMYC etc that they made a balls of it. It's still not too late for them to do the right thing but I doubt we will see any change unless the CAS is involved
I am not taller than my brother. It is just that he is shorter than me.The course wasn't shortened, it was just shorter.
Do you have any evidence to support that statement?It is not the Race Committee that makes that final call, but the PC/IJ. You may not like their decision, but they have a lot more experience and knowledge than you,
You make a very valid point EYESAILOR however I believe it is perhaps even more basic than that. They need a greater understanding of the rules and maybe even rules they don't use very often.Do you have any evidence to support that statement?
Looking at two of the resumes of the judges that made up the international jury of the middle sea race, they have about as much experience in high level offshore racing as Michael Masi has in motor racing!
As to rules knowledge, you might want to look at how many times at least one of those judges has been overturned on appeal. It must have been with a huge sigh of relief that he joined an International Jury where his decisions can no longer be reviewed by peers.