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Changing the rules in an NOR or SI
Nationality: United States of America
RRS is new for 2017 and requires that any changes to the rules in the NOR or SI's "shall refer specifically to the rule and state the change." Race Officers should pay attention to this new rule as it is a rather large landmine. It is easy to write something that inadvertently changes the RRS, and protest committees are required to ignore that change to the extent it doesn't explicitly state that it changes a rule. A very good example of this is changing the number of throw outs allowed during a regatta. states the competitor gets one. If you decide to do something other than that for your regatta, you had better explicitly state that you are changing in your NOR and/or SIs, or the protest committee is quite likely to grant redress to a boat that complains.
Created: 16-Nov-27 17:48
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