Yesterday at the Matchrace Winterseries 2007-2008 on the Braassemermeer, we discussed an incident in one of the matches in the debrief.
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Match between Blue and Yellow. Green is a boat not racing!
Blue on Starboard and Yellow on Port. Green is not an obstruction because Blue is r-o-w boat, and because C2.9 states that Green shall not interfere if reasonable possible.
Yellow does not keep clear of Blue in pos 2. Blue gybes to avoid contact and protests. Umpires gave a green flag exonerating Yellow.
A couple of questions:
Should Yellow be exonerated or penalized?
Can Green be penalized? And if so, how?
(See also call MR 18)