In race 9 approaching Mark 1, Laser Radial 201629 was sailing close hauled approaching the mark. 202465 was approaching on port. Both boats were outside the zone. 202465 tacked and upon completion of his tack the boats were overlapped by approximately 1.5 metres with 202465 to leeward and advanced. On flattening the boat, tthe starboard quarter of 202465 made contact with the port bow of 201629. There was no damage or injury.
Rules 11, 15 and 64.1(a)
201629 broke rule 11, but was compelled to do so because 202465 broke rule 15. Accordingly, 201629 is exonerated under rule 64.1(a).
Protest upheld and in race 9, 202465 is disqualified.