ISAF Q&A 2011 – 025 M013 & Q&A 026 G013 were published on the site yesterday. The above quote struck me as one we should keep, don’t you? It would make some issues a lot simpler.
The first one:
ISAF Q&A 2011 – 025 M013Questions the legalities of abandoning a race when there’s a wind shift of more than 20 degrees, because of a list of rules in 'Rules of Conduct for Conducting National and International Championship Regattas' which is a document incorporated in the rulebook for an ISAF International Class.
Read that again.
Got it? Okay.
This document includes a rule that says, 'A sustained wind variation of 20The rest you have to read yourself… I’m sticking with:
degrees or more from the posted bearing during the first leg of a race shall result in that race to be abandoned and re-sailed, or abandoned'.
Here is the link to the document: ISAF Q&A 2011 – 025 M013
Q&A 2011 - 026 G013Again abandonment.
Does nobody want to sail anymore?
What is this, with all those questions about abandonment?
Situation The sailing instructions has a Mark 1 time limit and also states 'If no boat has passed Mark 1 within the Mark 1 time limit, the race will be abandoned.' Even though no boat passed Mark 1 within the time limit, the race committee did not abandon the race. Some boats requested redress under rule 62.1(a).
It was IN the bloody Sailing Instructions!
That makes it a rule!
How can they not abandon this race! (*&%(*%*()&*()).
and still they didn’t abandon!
The ff-ing PC can do this one. I’m going home.
You can read the Q&A yourself: ISAF Q&A 2011 – 026 G013
And the booklet too: ISAF Q&A Booklet January 9 2012
I’m abandoning this post.