When Appx J states that the NoR or SI “shall” state or indicate something, is that a requirement?
For instance, Appendix J says the following shall be stated in the NOR and/or SIs:
- J1.3(5) “… State the number of races scheduled and the minimum number that must be completed to constitute a series.“
- J2.1(2)"the schedule of races and the times of warning signals for each class;".
Does “schedule of races” and “number of races scheduled” combine to mean that the NOR or SI must state the maximum number of races? Or, can the NOR and SI simply state that as many races as possible will be run as long as the docs state a “no start after” time?
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