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This was an excellent championships. The shoreside organization and hospitality worked very smoothly. Winds were generally 15-20Kn. The shifty winds in Torbay and the tidal stream, particularly at the entrance, posed challenges which really tested the competitors. The full race program was completed, which was a credit to the RO who managed to set fair start lines inspite of big shifts...with a few general recalls as a result. The U flag was generally used after recalls, and for the first start for the last few races. The Jury was on the water with two jury boats for all races, with on the water penalties for hiking, bowsprit and rule 42 infringements. There were no bowsprit penalties given, and only one rule 42 incident. After agreeing a consistent interpretation of rule 49, a number of penalties were given for infringing 49 by leaning over the side lifelines, as well as for leaning over the stern line or pushpits on the runs. One interesting decision concerned an outside boat which was unable to give markroom because of the presence of an outside unidentified boat. The inside boats agreed that there was one (or more) unidentified boats preventing mark room from being given. The jury applied rule 64.1(a) to exonerate the outside boat, even though he had not further protested those boats outside him - HKGTS1
Ner of classes: 1
Entries: 77
Ner of Countries represented: 21
Ner of Races sailed: 14
Ner of requests for redress: 4
Ner of requests for redress for OCS: 3
Ner of requests for OCS granted: 1
Total number of hearings: 17
Total number of arbitrations: 0
Penalty %: 25
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
2019 J70 World Championship
Date Event Started
1 September 2019
Event Location:
RTYC, Torbay, Devon, GBR, GBR
Group Event belongs:
A - Ireland, UK
Jury Chairman's name:
Tom Sheppard
Jury chairman's email:
Judge submitting report:
Thibaut Gridel
Email of judge submitting report:
PRO at event :
Stuart Childerley
PRO sailorID and status:
Email of PRO 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
Egil Wold NOREW4 / IJ
Michael Short GBRMS92 / IJ
Tom Sheppard HKGTS1 / IJ
Thibaut Gridel FRATG4 / IJ
Bill Edgerton GBRBE9 / IJ
Egil Wold NOREW4 / IJ
Michael Short GBRMS92 / IJ
Tom Sheppard HKGTS1 / IJ
Thibaut Gridel FRATG4 / IJ
Bill Edgerton GBRBE9 / IJ