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post #3 of Old 09-26-2013
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Re: Americas cup triple touch penalty to Kiwi's

My take (and only my limited understanding of these things) is that Oracle managed to overlap Emirates and were to leeward while both were on the same tack making Emirates the give way vessel. WHen Emirates failed "to do all they were able" to bear away and avoid contact they were assessed a penalty. I don't think the penalty mattered for all practical purposes since the Kiwis were then stalled out completely after making contact.

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