Blue Race 3, Larsvegas protesting Zez

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Larsvegas
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Blue Race 3, Larsvegas protesting Zez

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Submission Type: Protest

1. Your registered Boat Name: Larsvegas

2. Race Day: 1

3, Group (colour): Blue

4. Race (number): 3

5. Time (in Replay): 5:29

6. Rule(s) applicable: 13, 15 and 16.1

7. Boat(s) involved: Larsvegas and Zez

8. Description: Larsvegas on port bears away to pass behind Zez on starboard. Zez tacks to port just in front of Larsvegas, and completes the tack at the same moment as Larsvegas crashes with Zez. VSK didn't give a penalty to any of the boats, maybe because the tack was just complete on Zez screen, and incomplete on Larsvegas screen. In any case, if the tack was complete just before the collisions, Zez broke rule 15 and/or 16.1, as he continued to bear away after completing the tack. The wind speed was around 11/12 knots.

9. Print Screen attached (required for a manual protest): Yes
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10. Replay attached (recommended): Yes
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steviekouris
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Re: Blue Race 3, Larsvegas protesting Zez

Post by steviekouris »

Facts:
1. Larsvegas and Zez were sailing close hauled both on starboard tack, towards an obstruction.
2. Larsvegas was clear ahead and to the leeward side of Zez, at a distance of 1 1/2 boat length.
3. 1/2 boat length from the obstruction, Larsvegas tacked onto port, and immediately bore away to pass behind zez.
4. Zez started luffing and passed head to wind from starboard to port. At that time the distance between the boats was 1/3 of a boat length.
5. Before Zez reached a close hauled course on port there was contact between the boats.



Conclusion:
Zez after passing head to wind and before reaching a close hauled course failed to keep clear from Lars Vegas and broke RRS 13

Decision:
Zez is DSQ in Race No. 3

The protest commitee
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