I have two questions for you today, dear friends.
They are mutually related, of course.
A boat has a gear failure during her race, and has to retire. What would be her score, in the following two scenarios:
1.a. she notifies the RC of her retirement;
1.b. she does not notify the RC of her retirement.
When is the scoring RET applicable ?
2.a. each time that a boat retires (regardless of the reasons for her retirement, and whether she has, or has not, notified the RC);
2.b. only to a boat that has notified the RC of her retirement (regardless of the reasons for her retirement);
2.c. only to a boat that has retired when she realised that she broke one or more rules of Part 2 or rule 31, and has notified the RC of her retirement;
2.d. other (please elaborate).
Additional information (and may be question three... ;-)
For clarity: I'm not interested here in the possible penalties that may be applicable to that boat if the SI require/do not require her to notify the RC of her retirement; and/or if the SI require/do not require to complete a Retirement Form; and if the applicable SIs have/have not a [DP] notation.
I'm rather interested in the original interpretation/meaning of the scoring abbreviation RET. More specifically, if RET applies only to boats that have retired as a consequence of a rule breach of theirs (scenario 2.c), what is the reference RRS that states that?
Thank you so much
- Daniele -