Protests, July 16th, 2003
observed by the Race Committee from the Committee Boat) Boats
4 and 5 were finishing dead downwind on Starboard tack. Boats
4 and 5 were very close together. Boat 10 was on Port Tack
close behind. Since Boat 10 was blocking the wind for Boats 4
and 5 it was catching up fast. However, Boat 10 had no
where to go and moved in between Boats 4 and 5 forcing each to take
evasive action. Thus, Boat 10 committed 2 fouls.
Boat 10 elected to do 2 circles (club rules
- a circle for each foul) to exonerate itself. Two
circles are 2 jibs and 2 tacks. Boat 10 failed to
complete the second jibe and thus is DSQ.
Proper action in this situation is to
recognize the impossible situation that is developing and take
action to avoid it ahead of time.
Captain Herb Motley, BHSC
Edited by John G
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