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post #396 of Old 08-06-2013
Sanduskysailor
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

This isn't about "For infractions of the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions, the Race Committee may protest and the Jury" It is about breaking a rule of Sailing (Rule 52) The RC can except certain Rules of Sailing but must do so in the NOR or amendments.

Using an autoplilot in a crewed racing division would be highly unusual. Now if you are talking about classes that allow motoring, it is pretty common to also allow autopilots. That applies to specific "cruising classes" normally. To my knowledge, none of those classes existed in the Transpac outside of the double handed class.

The statement that got my antenna up is " I doubt they would disqualify a boat that was so far behind". Really! Obeying the rules is not relative to your position on the course.

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