Third party protest
Nationality: United States of America
Let's say Boat X clearly fouls Boat Y. Boat Y immediately protests correctly (hails sail #, red flag, as necessary, etc), but Boat X doesn't take penalty turns. Boat Z witnesses the entire incident, including boat X choosing to not take penalty turns. After the race, Boat Y decides to not follow through with the protest. Having witnessed the incident, Boat Z decides to protest Boat X since Boat Y isn't going to follow through. Boat Z informs the race committee and Boat X, and completes the protest form in time. Is this considered a valid protest even though Boat Z never protested Boat X initially on the race course?
Created: 18-Apr-26 17:21