Dave Perry Rules Quiz
Published on November 24th, 2014
Boat X is beating towards the finishing line in very light winds and adverse current. Just after her bow crosses the finishing line, and to avoid touching the finishing mark, she bears away and sails off the course. Boat Y protests her for failing to completely cross the finishing line. You are on the protest committee; how would you decide this?
Boat Y’s protest is disallowed. Boat X is scored in her finishing position. Boat X “finished” when her bow crossed the finishing line (see the definition Finish). Rule 28.1, Sailing the Course, states, “After finishing she need not cross the finishing line completely.”
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