I was wondering if we could discuss US123
First, I want to say that I think that the USAppComm developed simple and clever scenarios to illustrate and examine the questions at hand and I don’t have any issue with their conclusions.
That said, I have something whispering in my ear telling me that the answers to both scenario #2 and #3 are likely not what your average racer would have in their minds if faced with those situations. Given as they point out, there is no requirement of communication between the boats under their scenarios, these scenarios can lead to confusion and dangerous situations on the water.
- Does anyone else share this feeling that Scenario #2 and #3 would not be generally understood (or is it just me)? If so, beyond this well written Appeal, what are other strategies to illustrate this understanding?
- In the recent thread regarding the “triangle” under 30.2/3/4, the topic of the word “side” was also brought up. Could the RRS benefit from the addition of “side” being added to the definitions such that whenever used and italicized in the rules, it is clearly defined to refer to the “the side of the boat or boats being referenced”?