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Just to flog this some more...
They announced via VHF that they were "retiring", which means they dropped out of the race. That's what "retiring" means.
If they believed they had completed the race, there would be no need to contact the RC and advise them that they were "retiring".
With one exception: The ONLY reason to contact the RC after completing the race and advise them that you are "retiring", is when you are acknowledging that you fouled someone without making appropriate penalty turns, or did not sail a proper course, and therefore are DSQed from the race. That is the purpose and meaning of the phrase "Retiring After Finishing".
In their case, they contacted the RC while the race was still underway to announce that they were retiring. That's nothing more than a DNF. Their score for the race is 8+1=9 per A4.2.
File a formal protest against the boats that were DNF.
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Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62
NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT
Last edited by JohnRPollard; 09-08-2008 at 08:14 PM.