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"Damage' is discussed in Case 19.

Case 19
Question
Is there a special meaning of “damage” in the racing rules?
Answer
No. It is not possible to define “damage” comprehensively, but one current English dictionary says “harm . . . impairing the value or usefulness of something.”

This definition suggests questions to consider. Examples are:
  • Was the current market value of any part of the boat, or of the boat as a whole, diminished?
  • Was any item of the boat or her equipment made less functional?

So, no scratches or scuffs don't count.
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The alternate could be is there is a cost to put the vessel back into its previous state? In that case there is a los of value in a scratch as it would have a cost to remedy.
The point has been that particularly difficult with loaned boats. What is the point minor damage you may accept to your own boat, or older boats becomes a loss to correct. The owners usually make that decision, which may be later on than the incident. Also, damage, including significant structural damage, iis not always immediately apparent.


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Andymck, you're quite right. There's a difference between a battered old club Laser, and somebodies inlaid mahogany beauty.

The approach used in MR, based on time to repair shown in Addendum E to the MR Standard SI may be helpful.

https://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/2017WorldSailingStandardMatchRacingSaililngInstructionsJanuary2017-[21723">.docx



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