And again, don’t look for Case 62 – it also has been deleted.
When the decision of a protest committee is changed or reversed upon appeal, the final standings and the awards must be adjusted accordingly.Question
May the organizing authority state in the notice of race or sailing instructions that, while appeal is not denied, final regatta standings and awards will not be affected by any appeal decision?
No. Rule 86.1 prohibits changing any part of rule 70 or rule 71 in the sailing instructions. An appeal involves not only the adjudication of a dispute on the meaning of a rule but also, in the event of a change or reversal of the decision of the protest committee, an adjustment of the results of the race and the final standings of the regatta on which the awards are based.
Rule 71.4 states that the decision of the national authority is final, and this decision must be implemented by those bodies subject to rule 85 and governed by the rules: the organizing authority, the race committee and the protest committee.
On average the number of appeals in the Netherlands is about 10 a year.
I was wondering how many a big sailing nation as the USA has each year and if that number has increased since the new US SAILING Prescriptions.
The number of parties in a redress hearing must have grown considerably……