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  • I agree, the definition and rules cover this situation and competitors are not at liberty to negotiate a different definition on the course. So in this instance I think Leeward did turns she did not have to do (but is not entitled to redress) and Windward got away with an 11\16.1\14 violation that was not protested. 
    Yesterday 02:20
  • Thorsten, a drawing agreed to by both parties ranks as fact. 
    We are obliged to draw conclusions from it and use it to judge the validity of statements made.
    Sat 14:59
  • Gordon Davies
    said at Created: 19-Jul-04 16:06
    For more general use the International Radio Sailing Association has published guidelines for Radio Sailing NOR and SI:
    https://www.radiosailing.org/documents/category/269-notice-of-race?download=343:irsa-notice-of-race-guide
    https://www.radiosailing.org/documents/category/270-sailing-instructions?download=344:irsa-sailing-instructions-guide

    These are intended for international events with an international jury and umpiring. However they can be modified for use at other events.

    As Racing Rules Committee Chair of IRSA I would be grateful for any comments regarding Appendix E and other rules governing radio sailing.

    Rule E4.3b looks like a bit of a problem.  It appears to say that if there is a residual advantage, then just one more penalty turn is required, even if there is still an advantage after the second turn.

    Rule E3.8b says all signals shall be made by sounds.  How are I, U, and Black Flag starts to be signalled then?

    There appears to be a well trodden path for format of racing using heats, but this doesn't seem to be adequately described in either Appendix E or the model documents you have produced.

    Might I suggest that a format of racing document, similar to Race Management Manual Part J (Match Racing) should be published.
    Fri 06:26
  • If a navigation buoy is big enough to meet the definition of an obstruction it is an obstruction.
    Fri 04:43
  • Paul, one minor thing that jumped out at me when I read the linked proceedure to the Arbitrator Guidelines was 2.c.i

    i. Judge’s manual says OK to state rules that apply 
    ii. Logic says do not state rules or interpretations that apply, as that arbitrator advice gives an advantage to the parties. 

    The 2017 IJM, Section L-3 .. the paragraph under the bullets specifically states that there should be no discussion of the rules ... only if and until the protest is withdrawn ... so I don't think there is any conflict there.
    Other than that minor thing .. I think the doc is helpful.

    Ang
    Fri 02:32