Rule 19.2, Room to Pass an Obstruction: Giving Room at an Obstruction
A discussion of how rule 19.2(b) and the definitions Obstruction and Clear Astern and Clear Ahead; Overlap apply when two overlapped boats on the same tack overtake and pass to leeward of a boat ahead on the same tack. There is no obligation to hail for room at an obstruction, but it is prudent to do so.
Rule 64.1,Decisions: Standard of Proof, Majority Decisions and Reclassifying Requests
A boat is not permitted to protest a race committee for breaking a rule. However, if she tries to do so, her ‘protest’ may meet the requirements of a request for redress, in which case the protest committee shall treat it accordingly.
When a boat fails to finish correctly because of a race committee error, but none of the boats racing gains or loses as a result, an appropriate and fair form of redress is to score all the boats in the order they crossed the finishing line.
When a protest committee finds that in a port-starboard incident S did not change course and that there was not a genuine and reasonable apprehension of collision on the part of S, it should dismiss her protest. When the committee finds that S did change course and that there was reasonable doubt that P could have crossed ahead of S if S had not changed course, then P should be disqualified.