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  • They are in a document called Jury Policies https://www.sailing.org/41703.php

    Today 03:30
  • John .. a list of the deleted/expired appeals is in the first section of the Appeals Book.
    Wed 21:36
  • I offer a change to the definition of Finish for consideration:
     
    Finish    A boat finishes when, after starting, any part of her hull crosses the finishing line from the course side. However, she has not finished if after crossing the finishing line she
    (a) takes a penalty under rule 44.2,
    (b) corrects an error in sailing the course made at the line, or
    (c) continues to sail the course.
     
    Suggested change:
     
    Finish    A boat finishes when, after starting, any part of her hull crosses the finishing line, on the last leg of the course or shortened course, from the course side. However, she has not finished if after crossing the finishing line she
    (a) takes a penalty under rule 44.2,
    (b) corrects an error in sailing the course made at the line
    Mon 23:40
  • Thanks John,

    I agree that race officers didn’t need all the convincing in my last post.  I was trying to support my position that even small venue race committees should and can follow best practices.  

    I reread the conversation between you and John Mooney.  I appreciate the cautious approach discussed in scoring a boat NSC.  Before NSC, race committees would need to protest a boat that did not sail the course.  The PRO would be prepared with evidence to present to the jury.  I think the same applies to NSC, if you score a boat NSC, be prepared to defend the score with evidence at a redress hearing.  And John Mooney made a great point that a missing mark rounding alone is not enough.  It is enough, as he stated, to warrant further investigation.

    I expect that in the not too distant future boats will race with a GPS device attached to their bows.  This device will send data to a cloud based program that will make OCS calls, determine if a boat sailed the course, and when it finished or didn’t.  As economies of scale takes hold, even smaller venues will be able to employ this technology.  Of course this will bring new issues.  For example, what happens when a device fails while racing?

    Jerry


    22-Jan-16 14:30
  • Well done ! 
    22-Jan-15 17:10
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