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Mark Room at the Finish
Nationality: United States of America
International Race Officer
Two boats, Yellow and Blue, close-hauled on port tack, approached the starboard end of the finish line. Neither boat is fetching the Mark. Yellow was clear ahead of Blue when she reached the Zone. Blue became overlapped to windward of Yellow inside the Zone. The wind shifted left 15 degrees. Yellow and Blue tacked simultaneously in the Zone with Yellow becoming overlapped to windward of Blue. Blue finished ahead of Yellow about ¼ of the way down the finish line from the starboard end finish boat.
1) At position 1 does Yellow have Mark-Room? 2) Is Blue required to tack to give Yellow Mark-Room? 3) Does either boat break a rule?
Created: 19-Sep-30 04:45
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