Following a protest by Quest versus Envy Scooters, held at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania this afternoon, Envy Scooters has been penalised two hours on her elapsed time.
The decision means Quest moves up into provisional third place overall, while Envy Scooters drops down the leaderboard from provisional third to provisional sixth place overall. The Rolex Sydney Yacht Race site has been updated.
Protest No: Hearing held at RYCT on 29th December 2019
Protest No: 1 QUEST v ENVY SCOOTERS – Port and Starboard incident
Date of incident: 26 December, 2019
1. Quest was on starboard tack and Envy Scooters was on port tack, both on a beat to windward prior to Mark V.
2. The boats were on a collision course.
3. The boats were between one and two boat lengths apart Quest bore away to avoid contact, and passed astern of Envy Scooters.
4. Envy Scooters held her course.
5. No boat took a penalty.
6. There was no contact between the boats.
1. Envy Scooters as port tack boat did not keep clear of Quest on starboard tack, and therefore broke RRS 10.
2. Quest was justified in taking the avoiding action by bearing away, in order to avoid contact.
RULES THAT APPLY: RRS10, RRS14, World Sailing Case 50, SI 21.2
DECISION: A penalty of 2 hours is added to Envy Scooters elapsed time.
International Jury: David Tillett (AUS), Rosemary Collins (AUS), Russell Green (NZ), Peter Scheuer (GER), Jamie Sutherland (NZ).