by Di Pearson
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Committee has lodged a request for redress to the International Jury regarding Ragamuffin Loyal in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual 628 nautical mile race.
Ragamuffin Loyal plunging through steep chop on first afternoon - 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
The International Jury has heard the matter and has adjourned the hearing to be held at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania tomorrow (Friday 28 December) at 4.00pm.
The protest form states:
1. At the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, SYD 100 was on the course side of the starting line.
2. The Principal Race Officer called SYD 100 on VHF 72 and a number of times in the next minute. The Race Committee vessel made a sound signal and displayed Code Flag X, in accordance with Racing Rule 29.1.
3. The Race Committee did not contact SYD 100 in accordance with Sailing Instruction 1.20.3 approximately five minutes after the starting signal.
Rolex Sydney Hobart website