Good afternoon sailing friends. Lets see if you all can settle a discussion among our group of sailors:
Question 1: What should be considered a reasonable amount of time when a competitor submits a request for redress, when the improper action being identified is the decision by the Protest Committee at a prior redress hearing?
62.2. "...Other requests shall be delivered as soon as reasonably possible after learning of the reasons for making the request."
Within 2 hours?
Before any scheduled races are started on day 2?
Scenario: At a 2-day regatta, Boat A has a bad race on the first day of racing, and they request redress in an attempt to have the race abandoned. A redress hearing occurs and Boat A's bad race is abandoned by the Protest Committee. Boat B later learns of this and requests redress citing the hearing broke several rules including 62.1 (Boat A's score was not made worse by a minor RC error), USS Prescription 63.2(b), 64.2 (PC did not make as fair an arrangement as possible for all boats affected, whether or not they asked for redress.
Boat B's Request for Redress was denied because of "timing".
Question 2: Is Boat B's only possible action to Appeal the decision to not consider their RFR? If their appeal is upheld, can an appeals committee take any action other than directing PC#2 to consider Boat B's Request for redress and hold a hearing?
Question 3: Hypothetically, if Boat B's RFR had been considered and PC#2 agrees that Boat A's redress hearing was improper, and the wrong decision had been made, what action can PC#2 take regarding the race that has been improperly abandoned?
Can PC#2 "reinstate" the race?
Can PC#2 direct the original PC to reopen Boat A's redress hearing, this time notifying all competitors?
Thanks in advance.