As published on the RYA Website: OCTOBER / NOVEMBER RACING RULES QUIZ
The quiz is open to all RYA members. The decision of the judges is final – preference will be given to answers from non-race officials. For our “international” audience, we will name the best international entry as well.
Please email all answers to Jacqui Roberts at jacqui.roberts ed rya.org.uk by 30 November 2009.
An Optimist (length 2.3m) and a B14 (waterline length 4.3m, overall length with bowsprit 6.1m) are approaching a leeward mark. The B14 is flying her gennaker. The Optimist is clear ahead of the B14. The foremost point of the B14’s bowsprit is 11 m from the mark. The bow of the Optimist is 3 m from the mark.
What is the size of the zone?
- (a) 6.9 m
- (b) 13.2 m
- (c) 18.3 m
On the start line in the 49ers, the wind is 18 knots and there is a moderate swell. A and B are approaching the starting line on starboard tack shortly before the starting signal. A is clear ahead of B.
A loses control, slows and capsizes to leeward. In order to avoid a collision, B luffs hard and crosses the starting line by half a length. The starting signal is sounded, followed by a second signal and the display of flag X. B sails on and does not return to the pre-course side of the starting line.
At the end of the race, B is scored OCS and requests redress, saying she only crossed the line early because of the actions of A and to comply with rules 14 and 22.
What should the Protest Committee do, and why?
- (a) Grant redress and reinstate her to her finishing position
- (b) Grant redress by reinstating her and the addition of an appropriate points penalty for crossing the line early
- (c) Refuse redress
- (d) Disqualify A, grant redress to B and reinstate her
AUGUST RACING RULES QUIZ
The judges have awarded the prize for August to Douglas Maxwell from London.
A pity the answers for August were not included… And that the judges didn’t name the best international answer as of yet, either… Nevertheless, we can use all the practice we can lay our hands on. So, send in your answers!