2022 Chicago to Mackinac

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Hearing Decisions

No. Type Race Initiator Respondent(s) Decision
15. Request for Redress na Beneteau 40.7 - Trophy - 9449 - Sapphire
The request for redress is denied. 
    14. Protest na Beneteau 40.7 - Trophy - 9449 - Sapphire Beneteau 40.7 - Trophy - 404 - Mojo
    Heard With: 09
    13. Protest by TC na Technical Committee Section 7 - Cup - 40054 - Bad Dog
    The protest committee allows the protest to be withdrawn.
    12. Protest na Section 7 - Cup - 40935 - Firefly Section 7 - Cup - 40395 - NoMaTa
    Request Invalid
    Rules: 61.3
    The Protest is invalid - the hearing is closed under RRS 63.5.

    11. Reopening by PC 1 Protest Committee Section 03 - Chicago-Mackinac Trophy - USA USA 61529 - Trompe Le Monde
    Heard With: 05
      10. Protest by TC na Technical Committee Beneteau 40.7 - Trophy - 40742 - Wired
      Rules: CMSR 2.4.4.1, 3.31
       Protest dismissed. 
      09. Protest Beneteau 40.7 - Trophy - 404 - Mojo Beneteau 40.7 - Trophy - 9449 - Sapphire
      Heard With Protest(s): 14
      Request Invalid
      Both protests are invalid 
      08. Protest by TC Technical Committee Doublehanded - Doublehanded - 29 - Hokey Smoke
      Rules: CMSR 5.23
      Using the DP Guide provided by World Sailing, a starting penalty of 15% was decided.
      The penalty was decreased because it was accidental. 
      It was further decreased because had the deficiency been discovered during the pre-race inspection, the PIC would have had an opportunity to rectify the problem before the race.
      There were no circumstances to justify increasing the penalty. 
      The penalty applied is 10% of her place in the section. 
      That place penalty is then also to be applied to her place in the division.
      No other boats' scores change. 

      07. Protest by TC na Technical Committee J120 - Trophy - 5455 - FUNTECH
      Rules: CMSR 5.9, 5.18
      Using World Sailing's DP Guide, a starting penalty of 30% was decided for each infraction.
      There were no circumstances to justify decreasing the penalty. 
      The penalty was increased because the breaches were deliberate as opposed to a misjudgment or carelessness. 
      The penalty applied is 35% of her section place per breach. 
      That same place penalty is also to be applied to her place in the division for each breach. 
      There were two breaches; therefore Funtech's penalty is 70% added to her place in her section.
      That same place penalty is to be applied to her place in the division. 
      No other boat's scores change.
      06. Protest by TC Technical Committee Section 3 - Trophy - 406 - Oakcliff
      Rules: CMSR 1.2, 3.23
      Protest is dismissed. 
      05. Protest by RC na Race Committee Section 3 - Trophy - 61529 - Trompe Le Monde
      Heard With Protest(s): 11
      Rules: RRS G1.1(c), RRS G4, NoR 11.e, RRS 77
      Trompe Le Monde is warned to make her spinnaker numbers comply with Appendix G.  
      04. Protest by TC na Technical Committee Section 1 - Trophy - 52329 - Grit
      Rules: CMSR 5.6
      Protest is dismissed.
      03. Protest by TC na Technical Committee Cruising 1 - Cruising - 61209 - No Bad Days
      Rules: CMSR 5.18 and 3.23
      Using World Sailing's DP Guide, a starting penalty of 10% was decided.
      There were no circumstances to justify decreasing the penalty.
      There were no circumstances to justify increasing the penalty. 
      The penalty applied is 10% of her place in the section. 
      That place penalty is then also to be applied to her place in the division.
      No other boats' scores change. 
      02. Protest by RC na Race Committee Cruising 1 - Cruising - 25517 - Roxy
      Rules: NoR 11.e., RRS 77, G1.1(c), G4
      Boat 25517 (Roxy) is warned to make her spinnaker numbers comply with Appendix G. 
      01. Request for Redress na Section 09 - Mackinac Cup - USA USA 52395 - Ranger Organizational Authority
      Ranger (Mr. Bartz, PIC) is reinstated as an entry.