Extreme Sailing Series Act 7 in Nice, France:
An on the water umpire decision for two boats at the leeward mark.
The Yellow boat puts up a Yankee flag in position 8: During the incident we were sure that according to our observations Yellow was clear ahead until position 3.
But because we were not sure that Yellow entered the zone before Green, we decided that not rule 18.2(b) dictated the mark rounding but rule 18.2(a)
We gave a Green/white flag. The sailors disagreed.
This call hinges on the finding of the fact which of the boats entered first. We were in a ideal position to see overlaps, but had a hard time deciding if the Yellow boat was pointing at the zone or was sailing above…
We needed a wing telling us where Yellow was pointing.