Great wind last night, we had 18 boats out, all classes raced full courses and got around in good time.
Thanks everyone for checking in and announcing you are approaching, it helps the RC a ton when everyone does that. For the few racers without radios, please get a radio on the boat and carry a back-up if need be. We rely on the VHF for communication and safety in these races, and we really need to have the radios on and being monitored by the racers. Thanks!
We had a theoretical protest that did not actually materialize last night. To resolve the issue of protest, the sailing instructions state you must inform the PRO in writing of your protest within 1 hour of finishing. Here is the process to do that:
Download this form - PROTEST FORM
Print it out and fill it out (if you don't have a printer on your boat, print the form out now and keep it with you), and then take legible pictures and text them to me or email them to me (contact info is on the SI). You only have 1 hour from the time you finish to get the form to me.
I will call a protest committee together via zoom and/or phone and work it out electronically, probably while we are trying to eat dinner after the race.
Please remember that you must inform a boat immediately if you are going to protest them (they need to be able to decide if they want to do penalty turns etc. at the time, so just telling them/me later is not sufficient). You also need to be flying a red flag and make sure they know you are protesting them (in theory if they will respond on VHF you might be able to get them to accept that as notice, but they are not required to listen to you on the VHF for the purpose of a protest so you need to be letting them know on the water immediately).
Here are the rules for anyone not familiar - https://www.racingrulesofsailing.org/rules?part_id=31
We have not had a lot of protests in these races, but this is how I will handle them in the future FYI, try not to need to have them, but when we do, we will take care of it this way.
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