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One reason for not considering a vessel under way as a continuing obstruction was to prevent the scenario in which a vessel  was moving a much the same speed and in the same direction as a boat racing remained an obstruction forsome considerable time. This vessel (which could be a boat racing) was being considered as a continuing obstruction and the rule pertaining to continuing obstructions was being applied. This was considered by ISAF Racing Rules as not a desirable situation.

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Originally posted by gordon

One reason for not considering a vessel under way as a continuing obstruction was to prevent the scenario in which a vessel  was moving a much the same speed and in the same direction as a boat racing remained an obstruction forsome considerable time. This vessel (which could be a boat racing) was being considered as a continuing obstruction and the rule pertaining to continuing obstructions was being applied. This was considered by ISAF Racing Rules as not a desirable situation.



I can't immediately see why allowing an overtaking boat to force its way in, in that situation is desireable either, when it's a big boat not racing.
I suspect the ISAF rules gurus are more concerned with Olympic standard regattas than playing chicken with dredgers in a PY race.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gordon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jan 14 at 3:12pm
You would suspect that your allegations are ill-founded. Many ISAF rules nerds are fascinated by the arcane details of racing in many weird and wondeful places.

In this case the idea was to prevent a boat forcing it's way in as they could do if the vessel was considered a continuing obstruction.
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