Festival of Sails 2018      Protest decisions up to 24/05/2018

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No PROTESTOR PROTESTEE Race HEARING Arb'n FACTS AND CONCLUSIONS OUTCOME RULE
7 White Knight
YC6211
Sydney 38
Sierra Chainsaw
SM6115
Sydney 38
9 TBA on
28/01/2018
Y FACTS
SM6115 Accepted Mediation penalty and score to be adjusted accordingly

CONCLUSIONS
White Knight withdrew her protest S.I. 10
6 Vertigo
R935
Cruising AMS Div 1
Cruising AMS Div 1
Various
Cruising AMS Div 1
  0800 on
28/01/2018
  FACTS
1. At the Start of Race 2 the Race Committee signalled on the RCV Course 7 which required the fleet to round a laid mark described as Black conical buoy as described in Course 3.3.
2. SI Appendix R Paragraph 3.3 states:
Laid Mark. A laid mark may be specified as the first mark after the start. This mark will be a black conical buoy and will be laid approximately to windward of the starting line at a distance of approximately 0.5 0.9 nm from the starting line. The direction of rounding the mark will be indicated by the display of a green or red flag from the Starting Vessel green for starboard rounding and red for port rounding. If no rounding signal flag is made, the mark is deleted from the course to sail.
3. The Race Committee laid a Black and White mark instead of the required black mark.
4. The Race Committee made several radio broadcasts that the laid mark was on a bearing of 050 deg at a distance of approximately 0.5 nm.
5. The Race Committee displayed a red flag indicating the rounding direction of the laid mark.
6. The position of the laid mark required boats to circle the mark to comply with RRS 28.2(b) and SI Appendix R Paragraph 3.3.
7. No boats rounded the laid mark to port.
8. A small number of boats rounded a black mark to port that was to the South East of the laid mark.
9. The boats that rounded the black mark were not disadvantaged.
10. No boats sailed Course 7.

CONCLUSIONS
1. No boats sailed the course as required by RRS 28.2(b).
2. Laying a black and white make instead of a black mark was an error by the Race Committee.
3. Displaying a red flag requiring boats to round a mark in an un-seamanlike manner was an error by the race committee.
4. The errors of the Race Committee made competitors score in the race significantly worse through no fault of their own and they are entitled to redress in accordance with RRS 62.1(a).
1. All boats that finished Race 2 are to be scored DSQ.
2. Redress is granted and all boats that finished Race 2 are to be reinstated and scored in their original finishing positions.
28.2b, 60.3b, 62.1a, SI Appendix R 3.3
5 SIERRA CHAINSAW
SM6115
Sydney 38
PHOENIX
G138
Sydney 38
5 1845 on
27/01/2018
Y FACTS
PHOENIX accepted a mediation penalty

CONCLUSIONS
Protest Withdrawn S.I.10
4 Xpresso
SM6737
Cruising AMS Div 1
All Cr AMS Div 1 2 0800 on
28/01/2018
  FACTS
1. At the Start of Race 2 the Race Committee signalled on the RCV Course 7 which required the fleet to round a laid mark described as Black conical buoy as described in Course 3.3.
2. SI Appendix R Paragraph 3.3 states:
Laid Mark. A laid mark may be specified as the first mark after the start. This mark will be a black conical buoy and will be laid approximately to windward of the starting line at a distance of approximately 0.5 0.9 nm from the starting line. The direction of rounding the mark will be indicated by the display of a green or red flag from the Starting Vessel green for starboard rounding and red for port rounding. If no rounding signal flag is made, the mark is deleted from the course to sail.
3. The Race Committee laid a Black and White mark instead of the required black mark.
4. The Race Committee made several radio broadcasts that the laid mark was on a bearing of 050 deg at a distance of approximately 0.5 nm.
5. The Race Committee displayed a red flag indicating the rounding direction of the laid mark.
6. The position of the laid mark required boats to circle the mark to comply with RRS 28.2(b) and SI Appendix R Paragraph 3.3.
7. No boats rounded the laid mark to port.
8. A small number of boats rounded a black mark to port that was to the South East of the laid mark.
9. The boats that rounded the black mark were not disadvantaged.
10. No boats sailed Course 7.

CONCLUSIONS
1. No boats sailed the course as required by RRS 28.2(b).
2. Laying a black and white make instead of a black mark was an error by the Race Committee.
3. Displaying a red flag requiring boats to round a mark in an un-seamanlike manner was an error by the race committee.
4. The errors of the Race Committee made competitors score in the race significantly worse through no fault of their own and they are entitled to redress in accordance with RRS 62.1(a).
1. All boats that finished Race 2 are to be scored DSQ.
2. Redress is granted and all boats that finished Race 2 are to be reinstated and scored in their original finishing positions.
28.2b, 60.3b, 62.1a, SI Appendix R 3.3
3 Conspiracy
6138
Syd38
Sierra Chainsaw
SM6115
Syd38
3 1830 on
26/01/2018
Y FACTS
Sierra Chainsaw accepted a mediation penalty.

CONCLUSIONS
Protest withdrawn. S.I.10
2 Sierra Chainsaw
SM6115
Syd38
Conspiracy
6138
Syd38
3 1830 on
26/01/2018
Y FACTS
Sierra Chainsaw accepted a mediation penalty.

CONCLUSIONS
Protest withdrawn. S.I.10
1 Blue Tack
AUS214
CruzAMS Div 1
Ca Bouge
G181
CruzSpin Div 1
1 1830 on
26/01/2018
  FACTS
1. AUS214 was close reaching on port tack.
2. G181 was close reaching on port tack, established a windward overlap on AUS214 half a boat length apart from clear astern.
3. G181 commenced to drop down on AUS214.
4. AUS214 called G181 to go up.
5. Contact occurred between the jib G181 and the crew of AUS214.
6. There was no alteration in course by AUS214.
7. THe protestee was`not represented and the hearing proceeded under 63.3(b).

CONCLUSIONS
G181 being windward boat failed to keep clear of AUS214 the leeward boat
G181 is to be scored DSQ in Race 1. 11, 14, 63.3(b)