In response to the best commented post on LTW so-far, the instigators of Seaweed and her finishing problems, asked me to run a follow up. I'm happy to oblige. But before I do, I must rectify something, in that the success of that problem was because of an overseas collaboration between an Aussie and a Yank, not like I previously presumed two 'Bruces' from 'Down Under'. Thanks again, guys!
Here's the follow-up:
(You might need to refresh your memory by reading the first posts and comments again: LTW Readers Q but no A | 039; Finishing Seaweed)
Seaweed sails home without re-rounding either end of the finishing line.
1. The race committee scores Seaweed in fourth place and protests her for breaking rule 28.1. Seaweed requests redress. The protest committee concludes that Seaweed broke rule 28.1. Where does the protest committee go from here?
2. The race committee scores Seaweed in fourth place. But suppose that nobody protested Seaweed for breaking rule 28.1, and the only matter coming to the protest committee was Seaweed's request for redress. What should the protest committee do, and what is the redress decision?
Like before I'm holding back publishing the answers in the comments a couple of days, so everybody can have a go at the answer without influence from previous commentators.
Like John C on my TomTom navigator would say: "You have reached your destination. You're on your own, I'm not going to help you carrying your bags".