: Have the SIs activate T
1, and not T
2. Also have the SIs adjust the wording of RRS T
(c) so that the penalty is submitted, not to an arbitrator, but to the ...<whatever is appropriate>Rational
: Have boats, who may have been involved on the water in a Part 2 incident, be able to reconsider and determine they are in the wrong (any time within the protest time limit) and then submit for a "Post Race Penalty". ( RSS T
1 (c) )Background
: For our club races, we used to activate all of Appendix T
, but have found it impractical to always be able to provide an arbitrator. We thought about withdrawing all of Appendix T
from our SIs, but were pondering just using T
1 in order to encourage post race discussion, possible consultation with knowledgeable people, consultation with local judges, or just reading the RRS in more detail, and to be able to change their minds about what happened on the water and take a lesser penalty. (with the same right of a protestor to continue with a hearing, but also with the protestee not being given a worse penalty that the 30% they accepted)
I suppose the likely scenario would be when a protest is lodged, a protestee who didn't take any on-water penalties, might acknowledge they were wrong and take a T
In a rarer case, but more sportsmanlike, even if a protest weren't lodged, a boat could acknowledge their incorrect actions, and take such a penality.
Is this a bad idea for an evening beer-can series?