Forum: The Racing Rules of Sailing

Ok to give instruction after parties are in informed?

Al Sargent
Nationality: United States of America
A question about RRS Appendix M, rule 3.5 (

I'm going to be on a protest committee for a junior regatta this weekend. Once we conclude a protest hearing, per M3.5:

Inform the parties (rule 65).
  • Recall the parties and read them the facts found, conclusions and rules that apply, and the decision. When time presses it is permissible to read the decision and give the details later.
  • Give any party a copy of the decision on request. File the protest or request for redress with the committee records.

... is it okay for me to explain to the kids, Here's what you could have done differently to avoid this protest in the first place? The goal being to help the kids learn how to sail clean, and present alternatives while the protest facts are still fresh in their mind.
Created: Yesterday 01:56


Angelo Guarino
Nationality: United States of America
  • Judge In Training
  • Fleet Measurer
Al, both the USS and WS Judges Manuals have sections on judges and youth events (WS being more in-depth). If you haven’t already, you might want to read through those sections along with the guidance you get here. 

WSIJM is online on the site.  Here is the junior section
USSJM pg 16
Created: Yesterday 03:23
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