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Sailing Instructions Change Log from March 2012
« on: February 28, 2012, 07:04:55 PM »
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Re: Sailing Instructions from March 2012
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 11:11:49 AM »
Change Log:

5th March 2012
Section on Redress added:
Redress
A boat can request redress if her request for a Pen Cancel is refused, or not answered.
Also a boat can request redress if a her result is affected by another boat breaking Rule 2.



9th March 2012
Protest & Penalty Cancel Form:

The Instructions were changed to require the use of the Protest & Penalty Cancel Form, instead of posting in the Forum for both explaining Pen Cancel requests and making Protests.




28th March 2012
Protest & Penalty Cancels:

The Instructions were changed to require skippers to post in the forum for explaining Pen Cancel requests and making Protests.



3rd May 2012
This sentence is added:

If boats score multiple rule 2 offences they will be excluded from a series, and continued offending may result in exclusion from ISAF Racing events



29th May 2012
Redress paragraph changed to this:

Redress
A boat can request redress in the following circumstances:
* If her request for a Pen Cancel is refused, or not answered.
* If a her result is affected by another boat breaking Rule 2.
* If she is badly affected by another boat's 'ghost' which has already disconnected.



13th September 2012
Protest Procedure had this sentence added:


For a protest to be valid, you must attach (or send by email) a screenshot showing that "P {Boatname} was written in the chat.



17th October 2012
The following was added to the SI

RRS 41 - Outside Help
During ISAF Racing events, it is allowed for skippers to communicate by means such as Teamspeak and they will not be liable for action under Rule 41.  Unsportsmanlike behaviour will still be subject to Rule 2, as normal.



29th October 2012
The following was added to the SI

Effects of Lag
If  two competitors receive opposite information from the ISAF panel and are experiencing a difference in their relative position, they will be judged based on what information they got locally. However a boat that is keeping clear locally, but not on the remote client, will be regarded as not keeping clear if the other boat is getting a disadvantage through a (possible) collision.




14th November 2012
In the Section Protest Committe, the following was removed:

If boats score multiple Rule 2 offences they will be excluded from a series, and continued offending may result in exclusion from ISAF Racing events.



14th November 2012
The Section headed 'Rule 2' was changed to this:

Rule 2:
This rule regulates fair, honest and sportive sailing. Basically we can divide it into 3 parts:
1. You should not deliberately or recklessly break a rule. A typical example is a windward boat at the startline or as port boat at the windward mark. Instead of breaking a rule, you have to accept now and then to be early over the startline, or to pass behind the entire fleet at the top mark. Screwing up others race is not an option!
2. If you know you have broken a rule (or should have known...), then you should voluntarily take a penalty. Even if VSK does not give a penalty to you. For example when port hits starboard with the mast, which VSK ignores consistently
3. Choose your words carefully in the heat of the action. Insults directed at a particular skipper is broadcasted to everybody in the race...

So if you have deliberately broken a rule, not volunteered to take a penalty when you clearly should have, or have abused the race chat, then you have broken Rule 2.

If the Protest Committe decides a boat has broken Rule 2, she will be scored 'DNE' for that race. This means the score cannot be discarded. The Protest Committee will refer all Rule 2 infringements to the Race Committe, who will decide if any further sanctions will be applied.




24th November 2012
The Paragraph about Lag was replaced with this:

Effects of Lag
Lag is a problem in VSK and you should take it into consideration when maneuvering close to your opponent, leaving more space than inexperienced players might do.

Normally it will be possible to be exonerated from breaking a rule if the player's own replay shows that the rule was not broken, as seen on his screen.  However the jury will have the power to make any decsion about an incident, using their judgement about what is the most fair solution.




29th December 2013
The following was added to replace the previous version:

RRS 41 - Outside Help
During ISAF Racing events, it is allowed for skippers to communicate by means such as Teamspeak provided they do not break Rule 41.


Removed the following:

If a penalty turn is done following a Penalty Cancel or a Protest, then the boat must write in the chat ?360 done?.


14th March 2013

Sailing Instructions now visible only in their web page here (and not in the forum), for simplicity of keeping up to date.
Paragraphs Numbered.

Paragraph 1 added:
1. Information specific to an Event:
Information about Dates, Maps, Passwords and Scoring for each event can be found on the ISAF Racing Forum "Notice of Race" section, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.



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Re: Sailing Instructions and Change Log from March 2012
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 11:03:34 AM »
Sailing Instructions changed to make it clear that a boat still has to post an explanation for a pen cancel request, even if the request is refused.

4th April 2013
Para 3.2 changed to:
3.2 Penalty cancel
A yacht, that considers a penalty given by Nadeo umpire incorrect, may request for its cancellation but as a result of this, it is required that this request is explained by the yacht, in the forum. The PC will then examine the incident.

If the explanation or protest post is not made, the yacht will be scored DSQ in the race.
A yacht that is asked for a penalty cancel must accept this request. If she refuses to accept the Pen Cancel, she will be scored DSQ in the race. She may protest the boat requesting the cancel if she wishes and ask for redress. The boat requesting the cancel must still post an explanation in the forum, even although the request was refused, or she will be DSQ.
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Re: Sailing Instructions and Change Log from March 2012
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 02:27:39 PM »
4.2 and 4.3 changed to make it clear that a new topic must be created in the forum for each Pen Cancel Explanation and Protest.
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Re: Sailing Instructions and Change Log from March 2012
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2013, 12:02:37 PM »
Redress Paragraph changed to this:

4.4 Redress
A boat can request redress in the following circumstances:
* If her request for a Pen Cancel is refused, or not answered.
* If a her result is affected by another boat breaking Rule 2.
* If her result is affected by problems due to another boat having finished, left or disconnected form the race.
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Re: Sailing Instructions and Change Log from March 2012
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 01:27:22 PM »
Redress Paragraph changed to :

4.4 Redress
A boat can request redress in the following circumstances:
a) As provided for under the current ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing.
b) If her request for a Pen Cancel is refused, or not answered.
c) If her result is affected by problems due to another boat having finished, left or disconnected form the race.

If a boat is slowed down substantially or stopped, or is sailing backwards because of a collision with a boat that has broken a rule of Part 2, the boat shall be considered physically damaged as in RRS 62.1(b)
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Re: Sailing Instructions and Change Log from March 2012
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 10:33:14 AM »
The following is added to Paragraph 1:

A participant who does not show up in time for racing on the first race day of an event without notice may lose their place in the event, which will be given to a player on the waiting list.
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Re: Sailing Instructions and Change Log from March 2012
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2015, 10:32:06 PM »
The SI for the 2015 Championships have been changed to allow 60 competitors, instead of 50.
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Re: Sailing Instructions and Change Log from March 2012
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2015, 04:24:15 PM »
The SI are changed to reflect the use of a Penalty Cancel Explanation & Protest Form online, in place of posting in the forum...

4. Protests and Penalty Cancel Explanations:

4.1 Making a Protest
 A yacht can protest another yacht, as laid down in the current ISAF Rules. For this to be valid, the protesting skipper must type 'P {Boatname}' in the vsk chat, as soon as possible and send a screenshot showing this to the Jury at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login and also complete the Protest Form as explained in 4.2 below.


4.2 Procedure for Explaining penalty Cancels (PCE) and Protests
 Complete the Penalty Cancel Explanation & Protest Form here
 This must be done within 24 hours of the race finishing.
 A separate form must be completed for each Penalty Cancelled or Protest made

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For incidents involving RTT, send a screenshot to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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If there is any problem with the online form, open a new topic in the Penalty Cancel Explanation and Protest Section in the forum. A new topic must be created for each cancel request and/or Protest.


4.3 Handling of PCEs & Protests
For each form it receives, the Race Committee will open a new topic in the Penalty Cancel and Protests Section in the forum and will enter the info given on the PCE & Protest Form. Replies are possible in that topic from interested parties until the Jury gives its decision.



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Re: Sailing Instructions and Change Log from March 2012
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 07:20:27 PM »
IR'15 S.I. changed to be the same as NoR

Qualifying: - On January 12th , Jamuary 26th and February 9th, there will be qualifying races, held in three fleets.

(previously January 26th was omitted in error)
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Re: Sailing Instructions Change Log from March 2012
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2015, 12:25:14 PM »
SI of IR'15 Changed to give closing day for registration.

Closing date for registration is Saturday 10th January at 12:00 CET.
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