Q&A 2009-041; Published: 16 December 2009
Will the Q&A Panel confirm or correct decisions made by international juries?
No. The role of the Q&A Panel is to promote an understanding of the rules and the use of correct procedures. The Race Officials Committee and the Racing Rules Committee have both concluded that serving as the equivalent of an appeals committee to confirm or otherwise correct* a jury's decision is neither desirable nor appropriate and neither the ISAF Regulations nor the Racing Rules of Sailing provide for the Panel to carry out that function.
You could say this is in line with rule 70.4.
And, if the answer would have been yes, an international jury would no longer be non-appealable!
*NB: I added one word, presumed missing.