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Post Options Post Options   Quote Yello Streak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jun 07 at 4:35pm

 

Good question, I would suppose on a boat with a crew greater than 2, then the Awebolaxe rule is still excercised by the perpatrator(s), the chuffinidiot rule remains unaffected..  your question however about boats with lumps of lead (to slow them down) on the bottom..  I suppose capsize could apply to the spilling on Pimm's, G&T, Champagne etc..  however, on a slightly more nautical theme, there is still the broach.. and don't forget.. with a fixed lump of lead, the hailing distance for running aground is extended.. possibly even to the use of VHF..

 

 

 

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 can i have a guide distance for the hailing of aweboloxe if you do an unintentional "support boat drop" without a support boat?
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The great thing about a discussion on these rules, is that we can get the nub of the problem before the actual rule is introduced.

 

Personally, I think there should be an addendum to the rule:

 - If there is a camera (either an official photographer, or an amateur) within 30 metres of the awebolaxe perpetrator, the call should be made BEFORE the incident, and not after.

This is like calling for water at a mark: You should hail your intention before manouvering!

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Yello Streak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 07 at 1:48pm

Could we not get our self into a similar situation then as was when competitors used to fly a protest flag 'just in case'..

I know that sometimes when the wind is howling and the rain is almost horizontal, I know for a fact I start rehearsing the awebolaxe rule.. quietly under my breath… sometimes before I'm even fully awake or even at the beach..

I can see your point however it does devalue the ‘you’ve been framed’ factor and I’m not quite sure how the hail would be made “ready to awebolaxe”, “gybe awebolaxe”..  it just doesn’t make sense.. perhaps further thought or research should go into an additional rule..

The “chuvinheck” or maybe the “ohmigodd” rule.. your thoughts?

 

 

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