Basic Principles - Sportsmanship
Basic Principles – Sportsmanship and the Rules provides that when competitors break a rule they will promptly take a penalty, which may be to retire. Any procedure regarding retirement after finishing stated in the sailing instructions shall be followed as soon as the boat becomes aware of the breach.
Rule 62; Redress
If a boat is entitled to redress under rule 62, a qualifying series shall be considered as a separate series in the regatta.
Rule A3; Starting Times and Finishing Places
In an event using a handicap/rating system, if no rule contains any provision for rounding a boat’s corrected time, rounding to any unit of time is incorrect.
Rule 53, Skin Friction
Actions that can be performed and products that may be applied on a boat’s hull without breaking rule 53
Rule 63.3 Right to be Present
If none of the parties are present at the time the hearing is scheduled, it is at the discretion of the protest committee to decide if they want to reschedule the hearing or continue the hearing with none of the parties present, under RRS 63.3(b).
Rule 44.1, Taking a Penalty
Rule 60.3, Right to Protest; Right to Request Redress or Rule 69 Action
The protest committee may call a hearing if it believes that an incident occurred which may have resulted in injury or serious damage. It is not required that the incident is between two boats.
Rule 60.3, Right to Protest; Right to Request Redress or Rule 69 Action
In a hearing called by the protest committee under rule 60.3(d) to consider whether a support person has broken a rule, the supported boat is a party.
Rule 44.1, Taking a Penalty
A boat may take a Scoring Penalty under RRS 44.1 when she may have broken a rule, and this applies to each individual incident, similarly to the One-Turn Penalty.
Terminology: Owner
The term 'owner' is not defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing and is therefore used in the sense ordinarily understood in nautical or general use.
Rule 32.1, Shortening or Abandoning After the Start
The race committee may abandon a race even after one or more boats have finished.