I race model yachts, but we use the same rules as the bigger versions. Due to the distances involved and the fact that model yachts change course much more quickly there are many infringements of the rules of racing.
During 'off the water' discussions someone mentioned that when someone breaks a rule they should do their penalty turn but ALSO end up behind the wronged boat.
Like this... Boat A on STBD is fouled by Boat B on PORT, as is the nature of model yacht racing BOAT A is forced about by the collision with B.
BOAT A is slow to resume his course.
BOAT B does a quick 360 and carries on leaving A in his wake.
The inference of our discussions was that B should wait until such time as A had 'in effect' overtaken B.
Is this right?
I have to say I have not heard of this in over 40 years of racing big boats, but rules do change, I accept that.