Rule 46, Person in Charge
Rule 75.1, Entering a Race
Unless otherwise specifically stated in the class rules, notice of race or sailing instructions, the owner or other person in charge of a boat is free to decide who steers her in a race, provided that rule 46 is not broken.
Definitions, Obstruction
Rule 11, On the Same Tack, Overlapped
Rule 12, On the Same Tack, Not Overlapped
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 10, On Opposite Tacks
Rule 14, Avoiding Contact
Rule 19.2(b), Room to Pass an Obstruction: Giving Room at an Obstruction
A close-hauled port-tack boat that is sailing parallel and close to an obstruction must keep clear of a boat that has completed her tack to starboard and is approaching on a collision course.
Rule 60, Right to Protest; Right to Request Redress or Rule 69 Action
Rule 62.1(a), Redress
Rule 84, Governing Rules
A boat is not permitted to protest a race committee for breaking a rule. However, she may request redress, and is entitled to it when she establishes that, through no fault of her own, an improper action or omission of the race committee made her score or place significantly worse.
Definitions, Finish
Rule 62.1(a), Redress
Rule 64.2, Decisions: Decisions on Redress
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.
Definitions, Proper Course
Rule 11, On the Same Tack, Overlapped
Rule 16.1, Changing Course
Rule 17, On the Same Tack; Proper Course
A leeward boat is entitled to luff to her proper course, even when she has established a leeward overlap from clear astern and within two of her hull lengths of the windward boat.
Rule 2, Fair Sailing
A boat that deliberately hails “Starboard” when she knows she is on port tack has not acted fairly, and has broken rule 2.
Rule 63.2, Hearings: Time and Place of the Hearing; Time for Parties to Prepare
Part 5 of the racing rules aims to protect a boat from being unfairly treated, not to provide loopholes for protestees. A protestee has a duty to protect herself by acting reasonably before a hearing.
Rule 19.2(b), Room to Pass an Obstruction: Giving Room at an Obstruction
Rule 21(a), Exoneration
Rule 63.3, Hearings: Right to be Present
Rule 64.1(a), Decisions: Penalties and Exoneration
When two protests arise from the same incident, or from very closely connected incidents, they should be heard together in the presence of representatives of all the boats involved.