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Racing was umpired under IRSA Addendum Q. Umpires worked as a team following a strategy that has been in development since 2010. The umpire team experimented with umpiring from the same place in the team for 4 heats rather than changing after each heat. This meant that each umpire could immediately put in to practice any suggestion or proposed innovation, allowing a more rapid apprenticeship of the system and allowing innovations to be tested with no delay. Race documents and guidance documents were made available to Jury members before and during the event using a Dropbox account. In light of issues that arose during the IOM Europeans 2016 a change was introduced into Addendum Q. This required competitors hailing for room to tack under rule 20.1 to use the words ‘(My sail number) Room to tack). This to allow other competitors, observers and umpires to identify which boat is hailing for room. In Biblis, there was a lot of hails for room to tack. That is to say, the new procedure is well understood by the competitors. UMPIRING Umpires worked as a team with observers. To make easier the following of the fleets, a new diagram was made. This new one is simpler for everybody and better understood. This evolution of the 2010’s strategy permitted to have a large sight of the boats while racing. And as result, all the observers worked diligently. The best result was that the jury had just a few cases of hearing for protest boats against boats. Umpires used microphones to hail so that all the hails were clear and eared by everybody while racing. Umpires relayed competitors’ hails. JUDGING Jury posted on official notice board a special procedure called “accelerated procedure”. So that to win time for hearings, jury members filled the protests forms. Coins for SYRPH were substituted by a simple form with 3 cases: I wish to proceed to a hearing, I wish to retire from the heat or I wish to withdraw my protest. - GBREP14
Ner of classes: 1
Entries: 84
Ner of Countries represented: 16
Ner of Races sailed: 12
Ner of requests for redress: 8
Ner of requests for redress for OCS: 0
Ner of requests for OCS granted: 0
Total number of hearings: 21
Total number of arbitrations: 0
Penalty %: 0
To be completed only if Appendix P was applied.
Number of First Penalties (Appendix P2.1): 0
Number of Second Penalties (Appendix P2.2): 0
Number of Third Penalties (Appendix P2.3): 0
P2.3 Subsequent Penalties: 0
2018 Marblehead World Championships
Date Event Started
26 May 2018
Event Location:
Biblis, Germany
Group Event belongs:
B - Central Europe
Jury Chairman's name:
Patrick Vilain
Jury chairman's email:
Judge submitting report:
Eizabeth (Liz) Procter
Email of judge submitting report:
Was this an International Jury Panel ?
Please name each judge (including the chairman) and their country and IJ or NJ certification. one per line
Patrick Vilain FRAPV11 / NJ
Rüdiger Schuchardt GERRS2 / IJ
Eizabeth (Liz) Procter GBREP14 / IJ
Ruediger Fuhr GERRFUnk6 / NJ
Vic de Smedt BELVD2 / IJ
Thomy Blatter SUITBUNK13 / NJ
Patrick Vilain FRAPV11 / NJ
Rüdiger Schuchardt GERRS2 / IJ
Eizabeth (Liz) Procter GBREP14 / IJ
Ruediger Fuhr GERRFUnk6 / NJ
Vic de Smedt BELVD2 / IJ
Thomy Blatter SUITBUNK13 / NJ