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the way the water at a mark rule works you should protest the boat next outside you and they should protest the boat out with that. In this situation all you had to do was protest boat X and ask one of the boats around to witness for you that you had enough room to go into the gap.

In fleet racing protests are all about proving that you didn't break any rules and in this situation having better evidence that there was room for you and not for 2 boats than that there wasn't any space.

I've been screwed before by being protested for something (gybing in someones water) that I know in an umpired race (or one on film) that I would have not been thrown out as I avoided contact but in fleet racing I could not prove he would have hit me therefore would have been thrown out. I did turns as it wasn't all that important and I didn't want to fall out with anyone.

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