In the new books appears the followings:
56.2 A boat shall comply with rule 10, Traffic Separation Schemes, of the IRPCAS.
Note: Appendix TS, Traffic Separation Schemes, is available at the World Sailing website. The notice of race may change rule 56.2 by stating that Section A, Section B or Section C of Appendix TS applies.
(b) injury or physical damage because of the action of a boat that was breaking a rule of Part 2 and took an appropriate penalty or was penalized, or of a vessel not racing that was required to keep clear or is determined to be at fault under the IRPCAS or a government right-of-way rule;
My wonder: we Judge/Race official we do have to open an hearing based on IRPCAS? Anybody really think the not racing boat will attend a hearing ? And accept the decision of a racing jury panel?
We have to determine who's at fault based on IRPCAS rules, but are we qualified for that?
I mean, i'm qualified for RRS, but IRPCAS is another regulation, as road traffic. And are IRPCAS rules same in all Countries? Government rules? What's that?
For redress, i would surely ask for an external proof (i.e. insurance decison) but generally, i'm quite puzzled.