As part of the reponse to Covid-19, some of the Texas Sailing Assocation junior regattas are specifying that three minute justice will be used for protests. I am working on the race documents for an upcoming TSA regatta, and need SIs for three minute justice that comply with RRS. I did a quick look on the web for existing SIs, but most do not even come close to complying with RRS. In most cases the SI says nothing about what rules are changed to allow three minute justice, what protests are allowed to be resolved with three minute justice and which ones aren't, etc.
The best I have seen are for the Weekend One-Design Series at American Yacht Club. They include the following instruction:
14 PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
For protests for violation of the rules of Part 2 or RRS 28, 31, 41, 42, and 43 will follow the “three minute justice” system as described in Addendum C. This changes RRS 61 and 63. Addendum C then gives a description of how three minute justice works.
There are some issues with this, including:
- The SI does not comply with 85.1 since it does not explicitly state the change to rules 61 and 63. I think it could be worded as 'Addendum C replaces rules 61 and 63', but then the addendum would need to include lots of things about protest time limits, race committee protests, protest committee protests, etc.
- Also, should the SI remove rule 65.2 requiring the party to be able to get a copy in writing when everything is done orally? And how does rule 66 apply?
What I am really asking is does anyone has SI wording for three minute justice that fully complies with RRS?