APPENDIX P - SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR RULE 42
All or part of this appendix applies only if the sailing instructions so state.
P1 SIGNALLING A PENALTY
A member of the protest committee or its designated observer who sees a boat breaking rule 42 may penalize her by, as soon as reasona-bly possible, making a sound signal, pointing a yellow flag at her and hailing her sail number, even if she is no longer racing. A boat so penalized shall not be penalized a second time under rule 42 for the same incident.
P2.1 First Penalty
When a boat is first penalized under rule P1 her penalty shall be a Two-Turns Penalty under rule 44.2. If she fails to take it she shall be disqualified without a hearing.
P2.2 Second Penalty
When a boat is penalized a second time during the regatta, her pen-alty shall be to promptly retire from the race. If she fails to take it she shall be disqualified without a hearing and her score shall not be
P2.3 Third and Subsequent Penalties
When a boat is penalized a third or subsequent time during the
regatta, she shall promptly retire from the race. If she does so her penalty shall be disqualification without a hearing and her score shall not be excluded. If she fails to do so her penalty shall be disqualifica-tion without a hearing from all races in the regatta, with no score
excluded, and the protest committee shall consider calling a hearing under rule 69.2(a).
P3 POSTPONEMENT, GENERAL RECALL OR ABANDONMENT
If a boat has been penalized under rule P1 and the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment, the penalty is cancelled, but it is still counted to determine the number of times she has been penalized during the regatta.
P4 REDRESS LIMITATION
A boat shall not be given redress for an action by a member of the protest committee or its designated observer under rule P1 unless the action was improper due to a failure to take into account a race committee signal or a class rule.
P5 FLAGS O AND R
(a) If the class rules permit pumping, rocking and ooching when the wind speed exceeds a specified limit, the race committee may signal that those actions are permitted, as specified in the class rules, by displaying flag O no later than the warning signal.
(b) If the wind speed exceeds the specified limit after the starting signal, the race committee may display flag O with repetitive sounds at a mark to signal to a boat that the actions are permit-ted, as specified in the class rules, after she has passed the mark.
(c) If the wind speed becomes less than the specified limit after flag O was displayed, the race committee may display flag R with repetitive sounds at a mark to signal to a boat that rule 42, as changed by the class rules, applies after she has passed the mark.