What's at stake with NBR Misconduct rule 69?

Bump-n-Grind

Get off my lawn.
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well if it were me I'd

attend the meeting...
proclaim myself as a fucktard of on a massive level
i was drunk beyond sensibility
and
asked to be flogged by the penises of the Commodore of Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and Chairman of the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee as part of my repentance..

and I would look deeply into anger management classes as to find the causes to my actions.. if that was done in any Arab nation, i would assume a flogging and a long time spent in isolation in a dingy hole would result.. you were lucky it was in a british sovereignty where buggering cabin boys is acceptable..
I suspect this outburst took place in Newport. Crews were processed thru Bermuda Customs before they left Newport. I suspect it didn't happen at Harbor Court, but really have no idea. didn't do this race this year.
 

10thTonner

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Disclaimer: I think that guy behaved like an arsehole.

But I also still think that going full 69 on somebody for something he did outside a regatta is selective punishment.

We’ve had cunts get away with reshaping keels, adding illegal ballast, punching paparazzi, ignoring distress calls, trying to run over an International Judge with a car, going mute on AIS, etc… but kicking a fucking table is 69 material? Gimme a break!

I’ve kicked enough tables in my life to get banned until I don’t know what. But somehow nobody protested and I am still racing my 6kts shitbox on my little lake…

Selective punishment, baby! The true sign of autocracy.
 

Tacoma Mud Flats

Have star, will steer by
Ishmael found he could manage his anger, by just going to sea...

“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.”

 

Foredeck Shuffle

More of a Stoic Cynic, Anarchy Sounds Exhausting
Breaking, smashing, throwing, kicking, punching, things, is mostly immature but also indirect aggression used to bully others. I agree with others, ignore the hearing, you're too cool for their opinions.

10 Examples of Misconduct
10.1 All cases must be judged on the specific facts of a situation and bearing in mind all relevant circumstances.
10.2 The following are examples of misconduct. They are not exhaustive.
10.2.1 Engaging in any illegal activity (e.g. theft, assault, criminal damage)
10.2.2 Engaging in any activity which brings the sport into disrepute
10.2.3 Bullying, discriminatory behaviour and intimidation
10.2.4 Physical or threatened violence
10.2.5 Deliberate damage or abuse of property (including a boat)
10.2.6 Deliberately disobeying the reasonable instructions of event officials

10.2.7 Repeated breaches of rule 2
10.2.8 Inciting others to break rule 2
10.2.9 Deliberately breaking a racing rule with the intention of gaining an advantage
10.2.10 Deliberate interference with another competitor's equipment
10.2.11 Repeating a measurement offence (intentionally or recklessly)
10.2.12 Lying to a hearing
10.2.13 Other forms of cheating such as falsifying personal, class or measurement documents, entering a boat known not to measure, missing out a mark to gain places etc.
10.2.14 Foul or abusive language intended to offend (see below)

11 Foul or abusive language
11.1 Bad language (including that not directed towards an official) must be carefully judged in the context.
11.2 If you are uncomfortable with the language being used, then action should be taken. It is quite proper for clubs and organisers to make clear before an event that the use of inappropriate language will lead to rule 69 action. If the organisers have made this statement, then the protest committee should be prepared to enforce the standards expected.
11.3 Equally, foul or abusive language at youth or junior events should not be tolerated. Events which are televised or streamed live should also not tolerate bad language.
11.4 However, if an event or club has tolerated such language in the past, then a single incident of bad language should not trigger rule 69 action. This is not to condone such a language, but World Sailing supports the principle that clubs and events must set and improve their own standards.
11.5 Foul and abusive language towards race officials should be considered under the dissent guidance found in Appendix F.

Appendix F

56 Respect for other competitors
56.1 Breaches of this principle include:
56.1.1 Bullying, intimidating or harassing others
56.1.2 Verbal abuse, unnecessary shouting or foul language

56.1.3 Ungracious acceptance of defeat
56.1.4 Sailing to benefit another competitor to the detriment of own position (not applicable in team racing events)
56.1.5 Deliberately making misleading hails

57 Respect for race officials
57.1 Breaches of this principle include:
57.1.1 Use of language that might convey incompetence or prejudice of race officials
57.1.2 Use of language which personally offends a race official
57.1.3 Dissent against a race official decision

58 Respect for property
58.1 Breaches of this principle include:
58.1.1 Reckless sailing likely to result in damage or injury
58.1.2 Abuse of boats or equipment supplied by an Organizing Authority or belonging to a competitor
58.1.3 Careless damage to property
 
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JohnMB

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Disclaimer: I think that guy behaved like an arsehole.

But I also still think that going full 69 on somebody for something he did outside a regatta is selective punishment.

We’ve had cunts get away with reshaping keels, adding illegal ballast, punching paparazzi, ignoring distress calls, trying to run over an International Judge with a car, going mute on AIS, etc… but kicking a fucking table is 69 material? Gimme a break!

I’ve kicked enough tables in my life to get banned until I don’t know what. But somehow nobody protested and I am still racing my 6kts shitbox on my little lake…

Selective punishment, baby! The true sign of autocracy.

Having a R69 hearing is not in itself a punishment.

The R69 hearing cannot ban anyone for anything anyway. They can issue a warning, create a points penalty, of even remove a boat from an event. But they cant issue a suspension from other events or ban someone.

Once it is reported to the national authority, they can do more if they think its warranted.

BUT without a R69 hearing there is no way to even issue an official warning to a crew member.

So for goodness sake lets stop conflating holding a hearing with immediatley imposing the harshest possible penalty assuming that this is escalated all the way.
 

Brass

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Who is getting protested, the boat or the moron?
A rule 69 hearing addresses misconduct by an individual person, however in accordance with the definition, the boat is also a party to the hearing.

Party
A party to a hearing is
  1. for a protest hearing: a protestor, a protestee;
  2. for a request for redress: a boat requesting redress or for which redress is requested, a race committee acting under rule 60.2(b).
  3. for a request for redress under rule 62.1(a); the body alleged to have made an improper action or omission;
  4. a boat or a competitor that may be penalized under rule 69.2.
However, a protest committee is never a party.
 

Upp3

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Disclaimer: I think that guy behaved like an arsehole.

But I also still think that going full 69 on somebody for something he did outside a regatta is selective punishment.

We’ve had cunts get away with reshaping keels, adding illegal ballast, punching paparazzi, ignoring distress calls, trying to run over an International Judge with a car, going mute on AIS, etc… but kicking a fucking table is 69 material? Gimme a break!

I’ve kicked enough tables in my life to get banned until I don’t know what. But somehow nobody protested and I am still racing my 6kts shitbox on my little lake…

Selective punishment, baby! The true sign of autocracy.
Disclaimer: I got all my facts (or "facts") from this thread.

If arsehole's actions mean that all the other competitors can't check in before the race and have to queue after it, is it outside a regatta?
 

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