It's the team that has an obligation to ensue the boat sits within the rule. That would include getting interpretations from the measurers as to whether something is 'in' or not. If one thing that ETNZ are very good at is reflecting on past issues and learning from/dealing with them. Other teams you would expect are equally as prudent.Deliberate cheating is slightly different than an innovative design that may or may not be compliant though.
The bowsprit nonsense for TNZ back in the day comes to mind, they ahd been using it all regatta, no one protested until it was too late to change / train for the new setup, losing that protest pretty much put them out of the regatta even though they had used it many times already in the same series.
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