Hearing Decision

Hearing Number: 14

Event: Sail Melbourne International 2020Race Number: 1-4
Protesting Boat: Technical CommitteeProtested Boat: 12
Submitted Date/time:  20 Jan 2020 16:07
Hearing Details: Certificate for the boat

Facts Found


  1. Shaun Ritson IM is the duly appointed Measurer/Technical Committee for Sail Melbourne 2020.

  2. 470s sail number 12 and 6 are competitors in the 470 class at Sail Melbourne 2020.

  3. At 12:45 on Jan 20th, 2020 the Measurer sighted the measurement certificates for both boats, having requested them the previous day.

  4. Certificates were produced which were found to be invalid due to them not being in the name of the current owner.

  5. Both boats are currently owned by Sophie Jackson, helm of 12.  Sophie has chartered 6 to Tyler Paige.

  6. Boats 12 & 6 both raced with invalid certificates for races held on 18 & 19 Jan. 2020.

  7. On 20 January 2020 the measurer has confirmed that new valid certificates dated 20 Jan 2020 have been received.



  1. By sailing without  valid certificates in the first two days of the regatta, 6 and 12 have not complied with the 470 class rule.

Rule(s) applicable

 RRS 78.1, Class rule A11.1


 Both boats are to be scored DSQ from races 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Jury Members

 Jonathon Rees AUS NJ (Chairman), Christina Heydon AUS NJ, MAZARD Philippe FRA IJ, Murray Jones AUS IJ




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