On-the-water judging in accordance with SI X.X may be used. The procedure and penalties will be detailed in the SIs.
SI.XX.1 On-the-water judging will be applied for the rules of Part 2 and rule 31. Judges who are members of the protest committee will blow a whistle when they observe a breach of a rule, and they expect one or more boats to take a penalty. The judges must insure that they are close to the infringing boat when the penalty is signaled. If the incident results in a protest hearing, the judges may provide testimony as a witness.
SI.XX.1 In addition to rule 42 infringements, members of the protest committee will be on the water to observe racing. To indicate that a judge has seen a breach of a rule of Part 2 or rule 31, the judge will make one sound signal but no sail number will be hailed. This means that the judges have seen a situation which may be protested and one or more competitors should take a penalty or retire. If no boat takes a penalty under rule 44.1, the judges may protest one or more of the boats.
SI.XX.2 Action or no action by the judges under this SI shall not be grounds for redress. The changes rule 62.1(a).
SI.XX.1 On-the-water judge boats will display code flag “J”.
SI.XX.2 In addition to enforcing rule 42, judges will be observing boats for breaches of the rules of Part 2 or rule 31. When the judges observe a boat breaking one of these rules, they will make a sound signal. If no boat takes a penalty under rule 44.1, the judges may protest one or more of the boats for that incident.
Note: The SIs must define the number of turns that a competitor shall take when penalized for breaking a rule.
SI.XX.3 Action or no action by the judges under this SI shall not be grounds for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).