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

I normal rules of the road I don't believe it works this way.

The rule that supersede all others is that if you are the burdened boat, in this case the overtaking boat their is nothing you can do to shift the burden to the other boat.
You have to give way until their is no risk of collision.

It makes sense that it would be different in a race though.
Couldn't the kiwi's just fallen off enough to stay in front of the US boat?
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