I am looking at USSailing appeal 54, where the RC made an error by starting a race after a specified cut-off time and one of the boats applied for redress due to the RC error. The Appeals Committee ruled that the "scores for this race should be omitted" (is this the same as abandoning the race?). No doubt, there could be other redress situations that might fall under this general scenario.
1) Under the recommendation that PCs should avoid abandoning a race if possible, could the PC/AC instead have let this race stand, but awarded redress (only) to individual boats that requested redress (say assigning a score that is the average of the boat's finishes)?
2) If the answer to 1) is YES, the race could stand with redress given to individual boats:
- Then, what if a boat that was granted redress in this situation was also DSQ'd for a Part 2 infraction during this race. How would the redress and DSQ scoring play out? I can imagine that the boat gets redress (average score), but the DSQ is then applied over the top of that to negate the benefit of the redress. Or, I can see that the redress overrides the DSQ score (which is why the boat requested redress).
- Is there a protocol for scoring this?