Saturday, 26 September 2009

iShares Cup 2009 Amsterdam

At the iShares cup in Amsterdam only one man is very busy at this moment. And has been for the last 48 plus hours. That is the repairman! On both days there were big crashes resulting in a lot of damage. Hopefully Oman Red can sail again this afternoon. iShares cup

We have to deal with the redress in the mean time. There's no doubt that Oman Blue is entitled to redress. Their scoring was, trough no fault of there own, made significantly worse by physical damage because of the action of a boat that was breaking a rule of Part 2. BT hit them, sailing on Port. But the tricky part is in how much redress.

If you look at Q&A 2007-01 it states that out of the counting races in a boat’s series score, the majority of scores should be based on finishing positions in completed races. The crash took place in the fourth race. Oman Sail Masirah scored a DNF, a 7th and a 3rd in the first three races.
There were 8 races sailed on Friday. Going with the Q&A we can't give them redress for more then three races, not before they've actually sailed five.
So, the outcome is that we will count the next two races - whenever they are sailed - to calculate the average, and award that to the five missed races on friday.
The press is pushing us, because they want to know where Masirah stands, but this is the best we can do.


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