Section D
APPEALS
70. APPEALS AND REQUESTS TO A NATIONAL AUTHORITY
70.1.
  1. Provided that the right of appeal has not been denied under rule 70.5, a party to a hearing may appeal a protest committee’s decision or its procedures, but not the facts found.
  2. A boat may appeal when she is denied a hearing required by rule 63.1.
70.2.
A protest committee may request confirmation or correction of its decision.
70.3.
An appeal under rule 70.1 or a request by a protest committee under rule 70.2 shall be sent to the national authority with which the organizing authority is associated under rule 89.1. However, if boats will pass through the waters of more than one national authority while racing, the sailing instructions shall identify the national authority to which appeals or requests are required to be sent.
70.4.
A club or other organization affiliated to a national authority may request an interpretation of the rules, provided that no protest or request for redress that may be appealed is involved. The interpretation shall not be used for changing a previous protest committee decision.
70.5.
There shall be no appeal from the decisions of an international jury constituted in compliance with Appendix N. Furthermore, if the notice of race and the sailing instructions so state, the right of appeal may be denied provided that
  1. it is essential to determine promptly the result of a race that will qualify a boat to compete in a later stage of an event or a subsequent event (a national authority may prescribe that its approval is required for such a procedure);
     
  2. a national authority so approves for a particular event open only to entrants under its own jurisdiction; or
  3. a national authority after consultation with World Sailing so approves for a particular event, provided the protest committee is constituted as required by Appendix N, except that only two members of the protest committee need be International Judges.  
 
70.6.
Appeals and requests shall conform to Appendix R.
71. NATIONAL AUTHORITY DECISIONS
71.1.
A person who has a conflict of interest or was a member of the protest committee shall not take any part in the discussion or decision on an appeal or a request for confirmation or correction.
71.2.
The national authority may uphold, change or reverse a protest committee’s decision including a decision on validity or a decision under rule 69. Alternatively, the national authority may order that a hearing be reopened, or that a new hearing be held by the same or a different protest committee. When the national authority decides that there shall be a new hearing, it may appoint the protest committee.
71.3.
When from the facts found by the protest committee the national authority decides that a boat that was a party to a protest hearing broke a rule and is not exonerated, it shall penalize her, whether or not that boat or that rule was mentioned in the protest committee’s decision.
71.4.
The decision of the national authority shall be final. The national authority shall send its decision in writing to all parties to the hearing and the protest committee, who shall be bound by the decision.
Part 6
ENTRY AND QUALIFICATION
75. ENTERING A RACE
75.1.
To enter a race, a boat shall comply with the requirements of the organizing authority of the race. She shall be entered by
  1. a member of a club or other organization affiliated to an ISAF member national authority,
  2. such a club or organization, or
  3. a member of an ISAF member national authority.
75.2.
Competitors shall comply with World Sailing Regulation 19, Eligibility Code.
76. EXCLUSION OF BOATS OR COMPETITORS
76.1.
The organizing authority or the race committee may reject or cancel the entry of a boat or exclude a competitor, subject to rule 76.3, provided it does so before the start of the first race and states the reason for doing so. On request the boat shall promptly be given the reason in writing. The boat may request redress if she considers that the rejection or exclusion is improper. 
 
 
76.2.
The organizing authority or the race committee shall not reject or cancel the entry of a boat or exclude a competitor because of advertising, provided the boat or competitor complies with ISAF Regulation 20, Advertising Code.
76.3.
At world and continental championships no entry within stated quotas shall be rejected or cancelled without first obtaining the approval of the relevant ISAF Class Association (or the Offshore Racing Council) or the ISAF.
77. IDENTIFICATION ON SAILS
A boat shall comply with the requirements of Appendix G governing class insignia, national letters and numbers on sails. 
 
78. COMPLIANCE WITH CLASS RULES ; CERTIFICATES
78.1.
While a boat is racing, her owner and any other person in charge shall ensure that the boat is maintained to comply with her class rules and that her measurement or rating certificate, if any, remains valid. In addition, the boat shall also comply at other times specified in the class rules, the notice of race or the sailing instructions.
78.2.
When a rule requires a valid certificate to be produced or its existence verified before a boat races, and this cannot be done, the boat may race provided that the race committee receives a statement signed by the person in charge that a valid certificate exists. The boat shall produce the certificate or arrange for its existence to be verified by the race committee. The penalty for breaking this rule is disqualification without a hearing from all races of the event.
79. CLASSIFICATION
If the notice of race or class rules state that some or all competitors must satisfy classification requirements, the classification shall be carried out as described in ISAF Regulation 22, Sailor Classification Code.
80. ADVERTISING
A boat and her crew shall comply with ISAF Regulation 20, Advertising Code.
81. RESCHEDULED EVENT
When an event is rescheduled to dates different from the dates stated in the notice of race, all boats entered shall be notified. The race committee may accept new entries that meet all the entry requirements except the original deadline for entries.
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