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Racing Rules Question and Answer

These Q&A's are a record of questions and answers between Competitors and the Umpire team. 
The answers are to questions and may not be a full explanation of rules. 
Interpretation of the RRSAC are published via Calls. 

 Q&A Date Rule Summary
 018 01 Jun 17 16.3
 20.2(a)
 
16, 19
 luffing to break 16.3
 In boundary on downwind leg, bear away below proper course and keep protection
 Leg of the course
 Pre-start boundary on opposite tacks UPDATED 6 JUNE
 017 28 May 17 95.4 Umpire Policy on Black Flag for races other than the Match UPDATED 4 JUNE
 016 28 May 17 multiple Multiple questions UPDATED 29 May 2017
 015 27 May 17 44 OCS / Penalty Matrix
 014 27 May 17 Ump,
 44
 Umpire procedure when UmpApp fails
 Umpire procedure if MOB due to a breach of a rule.
 013 27 May 17 19
 11, 16
 Room at boundary in pre-start, 
 Keeping clear when RoW yacht inverts wing.
 012 18 Nov 16 multiple Multiple questions regarding OCS, penalties and umpire procedures
 011 22 Jul 16 19 Set of 3 x pile marks in Portsmouth racing area are treated as an obstruction
 010 22 Jul 16 19 When a yacht is approaching the starting line to start, with reference to definition of obstruction
 009 11 Jun 16 18.3 When proper course results in the yacht sailing outside the zone
 008 11 Jun 16 8 Determining contact
 007 07 May 16 41, 87.1 When a team support boat must stop supporting a yacht prior to a race.
 006 05 May 16 44 Completing a penalty when the reference yacht is OCS
 005 04 May 16 19 Definition of obstruction and application of rule 19 approaching the line to start.
 004 04 May 16 44 A penalty under 44.4(d) is the same as the original penalty being taken
 003 11 Mar 16 42 "Pumping" a sail is not restricted
 002 27 Feb 16 19, 20 When rule 20 applies, rule 19 does not.
 001 28 Oct 15 18, 44
 4 questions arising out of ACWS in Bermuda.  2 questions regarding mark-room and 2 questions seeking clarification.

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