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  • I wonder if the TR A6 would not answer the question. Change the 2 BTL to 3, but the principle is still there.
    It basically asks the question: When is the last the L boat can luff.
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    Answer 1
    Rule 18 begins to apply when any part of the hull of either boat is in the zone. From
    this moment, if B luffs and thereafter has to bear away in order to give Y mark-room,
    then B breaks rule 18.2. B does not break rule 18.2 if she is able to luff while giving Y
    room to sail to the mark as required by paragraph (a) in the definition Mark-Room. Y
    is required to keep clear under rule 11. However, she will be exonerated under rule
    43.1(b) if she breaks rule 11 because B fails to give her mark-room.
    Question 2
    If B has to bear away to give mark-room, when is she required to do so?
    Answer 2
    B is required to bear away promptly when the first of the boats enters the zone.

    The rounding part (what happens when boats tack) is another part, but that was not part of the question.

    Today 02:35
  • Thank you all for your comments and wisdom. I will hence forth assume leeward boat has ROW regardless of Rule 17. However, can someone explain the purpose and intent of Rule 17? Why is it even addressed in the RRS if it has no authority?
    Yesterday 19:28
  • Paul, I don’t disagree with anything you just posted, though I’d add one item. 

    Differentiating between the information that an RC might submit to indicate their intention to protest a boat, and the actually filing, can be a distinction without a difference. 

    The only requirement of a protest filing at the time of filing is a description of the incident. Here, the RC is also identifying Protestee and Protestor (which is not actually required at the time of filing .. so that’s “extra”). 

    If the RC wrote on a piece of paper or emailed/delivered to the Race Office within PTL …

     “Race Committee is protesting Boat 123 in race 1. She missed the offset mark at 1st windward rounding”

    … that’s a valid protest filing. 

    The communication to those in charge of the ONB of the importance of that being posted on the NB before the PTL would also be the same either way. 

    So … absolutely you could separate those 2 operations … have someone in the RC post the notice of intent to protest and then file something later, but practically they are typically combined … and as others pointed-out “automatically” done simultaneously when using RRoS. 
    22-Jun-29 12:24
  • The issue with posts on the Italian channel being sent despite the preference being unchecked has been fixed.  That shouldn't happen again.
    22-Jun-28 22:59
  • Il pannello per l'impostazione delle preferenze non funziona.
    22-Jun-28 21:16
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