Two New Appeals Recently Published
The US Sailing Appeals Committee recently published two new appeals, numbers 107 and 108. In 107, the Appeals Committee decides that parents are "interested parties" and as such cannot be on protest committees when the hearing involves sailors in the same race their child is in. In 108, the Appeals Committee discusses the relationship between rules 11 (windward/leeward) and 16 (changing course) when a leeward boat is luffing a windward boat. The decision reminds that a leeward boat may need to curtail its luff towards the windward boat in order to continue to give the windward boat room to keep clear, provided the windward boat is responding promptly to the luff. The new appeals, along with the US Sailing Appeals Book, can be found at raceadmin.ussailing.org/Appeals.htm.