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Did a boat break Rule 14?
Nationality: United States of America
Club Race Officer
One of the struggles I see often during a protest is deciding whether a boat broke Rule 14.
It is easy to miss whether the boat that broke a rule of part 2 also broke Rule 14. It is also easy to have your mind put undue burden on the right-of-way boat.
After thinking about how to make this decision making easier, I drew this flow chart. I think it answers the question of whether a boat broke rule 14. Of course, there is always nuance when deciding damage and deciding what is reasonable, so I added notes with relevant cases and appeals that can help in that decision making.
Please feel free to give feedback.
Created: 19-Oct-22 01:01
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