US Sailing's National Sailing Programs Symposium; Dave Perry teaching the new rules:
I've embedded the video here as well:
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The four questions Dave Perry uses to answer most protests:
- Who, what, when & where?
Different classes? What kind of boats? Are they windsurfers?
Fleet racing? Match racing? Team racing?
Before prep, during a race or perhaps after finishing?
Near a mark, at the start or in a leg of the course? Near a shore or other obstructions?
- Relationship of boats?
ROW rules: one of four: 10 Port-Starboard/ 11 Windward-Leeward/ 12 Clear ahead - Clear astern/ 13 Tacking (one or both)
- Limits - Obligations?
Rules 14, 15, 16 and 17: limitations on ROW-boat and obligations on Keep-clear boat, or perhaps on both boats?
- Action - what happened
The actual positions of each boat leading up to, during and after the incident.
From the answers to these questions he draws a conclusion and decides