PART 5 - PROTESTS, REDRESS, HEARINGS, MISCONDUCT AND APPEALS

SECTION A - PROTESTS; REDRESS; RULE 69 ACTION

60 RIGHT TO PROTEST; RIGHT TO REQUEST REDRESS OR RULE 69 ACTION

60.1 A boat may

(a) protest another boat, but not for an alleged breach of a rule of Part 2 or rule 31 unless she was involved in or saw the incident; or

(b) request redress.

60.2 A race committee may

(a) protest a boat, but not as a result of information arising from a request for redress or an invalid protest, or from a report from a person with a conflict of interest other than the representative of the boat herself;

(b) request redress for a boat; or

(c) report to the protest committee requesting action under rule 69.2(b).

60.3 A protest committee may

(a) protest a boat, but not as a result of information arising from a request for redress or an invalid protest, or from a report from a person with a conflict of interest other than the representative of the boat herself. However, it may protest a boat

(1) if it learns of an incident involving her that may have resulted in injury or serious damage, or

(2) if during the hearing of a valid protest it learns that the boat, although not a party to the hearing, was involved in the incident and may have broken a rule;

(b) call a hearing to consider redress;

(c) act under rule 69.2(b); or

(d) call a hearing to consider whether a support person has broken a rule, based on its own observation or information received from any source, including evidence taken during a hearing.

60.4 A technical committee may

(a) protest a boat, but not as a result of information arising from a request for redress or an invalid protest, or from a report from a person with a conflict of interest other than the representative of the boat herself. However, it shall protest a boat if it decides that

(1) a boat has broken a rule of Part 4, but not rules 41, 42, 44 and 46, or

(2) a boat or personal equipment does not comply with the class rules;

(b) request redress for a boat; or

(c) report to the protest committee requesting action under rule 69.2(b).

60.5 However, neither a boat nor a committee may protest for an alleged breach of rule 5, 6, 7 or 69.