Decision of the Protest Committee – Protestor: Winning Group – Protestee: Honda Marine – Race 1

Decision of the Protest Committee
Protestor: Winning Group
Protestee: Honda Marine
Race 1 – 2nd March 2019

Facts Found
Honda rounded the leeward mark in race 1
Contact was made between the mark and Honda’s Stbd bowsprit support wire, and stbd wing.
Video evidence taken from a drone and a moving camera boat were submitted as evidence

Conclusion
It is not clear from the evidence presented that the mark was “attached to or shifted” as stated in SI 12.4
It is not possible to determine if the contact with the mark was deliberate as opposed to inadvertent.

Decision
Protest dismissed

Protest Committee
Rob Ware IJ, David Tallis IJ, Gary Manuel IU, Simon Barrington NJ
4th March 2019