You can bet the J driver understood PERFECTLY well what he did, if he saw the Merit and his ass would've been DQ'd in a race if the flag was thrown. .
So, Charlie, I presume you're suggesting that after determining I'm the privileged/stand-on vessel, the next step is to determine if the burdened/give-way vessel is a hot racing boat. If she is, then I can completely disregard her as her driver will know exactly what to do and when to do to.
Just in case it doesn't work out as planned, how long after the collision do I have to wait to throw the flag?