Latest News: Forums Racing IMPORTANT Rule Changes Re: Re: IMPORTANT Rule Changes

#11363
Swiebertje
Participant

@7588 wrote:

Both have functions that if used would be outlawed under the new rules. IMHO if you can’t enforce a rule, it’s hardly worth the paper it’s written on.

Sailing is a game where policing is done by fellow sailors. It is not the task of a scrutineer to keep a close eye on your behaviour or how you use of your boat. I look at the use of prohibited equipment in a similar way as I look at pumping or sculling. They are all things for your fellow sailor to police and protest. And that is exactly what changed we moved the equipment rules from something that was impossible to enforce to something that can easily be policed and protested by sailors. As a scrutineer I have never seen a boat with a telephone in it, yet as a sailor I have seen many using their cell phone during a race.