Q&A 2018-006
Rule 71.4 National Authority Decisions
Decisions by a national authority under rule 71 are governed by rule 71.4 and are final so cannot be changed by anyone, the national authority included.
Question
May a national authority change its own decision when it decides that it may have made a significant error, or when significant new evidence or when new interpretations from World Sailing become available?
Answer
Decisions by a national authority under rule 71, National Authority Decisions, are governed by rule 71.4. These decisions are final, as that rule says, and so cannot be changed by anyone, the national authority included.
Decisions by a national authority following a report under rule 69.2(j) are governed by World Sailing Regulation 35 (see rule 69.3). The interpretation of World Sailing Regulations is the responsibility of the World Sailing Constitution Committee (see Regulation 16.1) and is beyond the authority of the Q&A Panel.
This call is valid until: 2019-07-09