Forum: The Racing Rules of Sailing

US Sailing Question 123 and Appeal 124 are now posted

Angelo Guarino
Nationality: United States of America
  • Regional Judge
  • Fleet Measurer
The link to the most recent US Sailing Appeals Supplement 2017-2020 can be found here.
(Note: The link on the USS web-page is temporarily offline .. so use the link above until that gets updated).

Question is a very interesting discussion regarding Rules 19.1 and 19.2.

Appeal regarding timeliness of flying the protest-flag, follows closely behind the recent Appeal discussing the timeliness of hailing "Protest".   When read along with the other referenced US Appeals , ,  it puts together a cogent picture around these questions.

Also, I'd like to say that I really appreciate that the US Appeals Committee referenced Case 138, Answer 3 in their concluding remarks at the end of US124.  The more this idea gets reinforced, the more chance we have for it to sink-in and take-hold.

From the end of US124 .. 

"..a boat that realizes at the time of an incident that she broke a rule and does not take her penalty not only risks having her penalty found to be invalid, she also breaks a recognized principle of sportsmanship that requires a boat that realizes she has broken a rule to promptly take a penalty (see Basic Principles, Sportsmanship and the Rules; Rule 2, Fair Sailing; and World Sailing Case 138, answer 3)."
Created: 20-Jan-19 18:55


John Grace
Nationality: New Zealand
  • International Judge
  • National Umpire
There was a Yachting New Zealand appeal decision, a couple of years ago, on a similar issue.

It can be found on

Created: 20-Jan-19 21:19
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