From “the Room” by Brass.
The aim of this series is to practice judges' skills in writing Facts Found, Conclusions and Rules Applicable, and Decisions as required by rule 65.1. These are not intended to be 'difficult' rules problems: concentrate on the writing skills. You are not expected to 'discuss' the rules or the scenarios, or enter into 'what-if' considerations. I suggest you write against the clock, and include a note of your time taken when you post your answers on LTW, to compare with others.
Hearing and Evidence
You are the scribe for the protest committee of the LTW Yacht Club, which races in Port Liberty Roads. You have received a written protest, decided it is valid, and have heard both parties and witnesses.
You have listed Facts Found and the protest committee members have agreed to endorse the attached diagram:
Purple Manila Morning
Orange Nicosia Night
- Manila Morning and Nicosia Night (4m dinghies) on starboard tack at about 4kts approaching a windward mark to be left to starboard.
- Boats were overlapped, with Manila Morning, the inside boat slightly ahead.
- Manila Morning hailed for mark-room and Nicosia Night replied ‘Will be given when needed’.
- When Manila Morning was 6m from the mark contact occurred, without damage or injury.
- Manila Morning protested Nicosia Night for not giving mark-room when Manila Morning had asked for it.
Write Conclusions and Rules Applicable, and the Decision for this protest. Here is another opportunity to try your speed on just Conclusions and Decision.
Dick, it will save you time if you don’t regale us with your tales of the European nobility or the Wild West (much as we enjoy them).
Please post your effort on LTW, for us all to share and learn. Don't be shy.
Dick, in case you are feeling melancholy, because you’ve been curtailed in your endeavors, visit the following site; the Dutch Queen of the “smartlappen” will help you to overcome it: http://www.zangereszondernaam.nl/
If you look hard enough you’ll find the Mandolins from Nicosia