Re: dnf because of county police boat?
Yes, that is one of the things some club members are hoping the club will do is notify the various LE authorities of our racing schedule, including the buoys we use and our racing schedule.
I agree that the cop(s) wanted to issue some kind of citation to him and when they found that his flares were un-expired, pollution placards in place, adequate pfds they chose "inappropriate speed".
I'm sure that is what the LEO's on the police boat thought. The conditions were light winds (10 k or less) so he could not have been going much more than 5 knots BUT he was likely quite close to them.
If I got this citation I would protest it in court though. Poor little 40' police boat with 400 HP engines threatened by sailboat moving 5 mph.
Another suggestion I heard was for the owner to frame the citation which is essentially for "speeding" in a keel sailboat. How often does that happen?
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