A question about RRS Appendix M, rule 3.5 (https://www.racingrulesofsailing.org/rules?part_id=65):
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.