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Preventing a boat from getting well clear to take a penalty
Regional Race Officer
This is a 'rabbit hole' issue arising from Jaakko's post in Intentional contact and RRS 2 in the TR/MR Forum. It doesn't rely on any Appendix D TR rules.
After an incident (typically in TR) in which a boat indicates that she will take a penalty, or is penalised by umpires, is it permissible for another boat to follow her and prevent her from ‘getting well clear of other boats’ and thus from beginning to take her penalty and gain protection under rule 23.2?
Consider the diagram below.
Has Y got well clear?
Is Y taking a penalty?
Is B required to avoid interfering with Y if reasonably possible?
Created: 21-Sep-18 04:34
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