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The following material shall be placed in both the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions in theRules sections. (If this material is not placed in both the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions,then the right to appeal shall not be denied.)Under rule 70.5(a), there shall be no appeal of the decision of a protest or request forredress. However, a decision following a hearing under rule 69.1(a) may be appealed.E‐mail and phone contact information for each boat entered and for the chairmen of theprotest committee and the race committee shall be posted on the official notice board at alltimes during the event.
Rule 65.2 is changed as follows:65.2 A party to the hearing is entitled to receive the above information in writing,provided she asks for it in writing and hand‐delivers her request to a member of theprotest committee no later than the protest time limit on the last day of racing orone hour after being informed of the decision, whichever is later. The committeeshall then, within two hours, hand‐deliver the information to the party, includingwhen relevant, a diagram of the incident prepared or endorsed by the committee.
Rule 66 is changed as follows:66 REOPENING A HEARING66.1 A hearing may be reopened when the protest committee decides that it may havemade a significant error, or when significant new evidence becomes available withina reasonable time.
66.2 The protest committee may reopen the hearing. A party to the hearing may ask for areopening no later than one hour after being informed of the decision. When ahearing is reopened under rule 66.2, a majority of the members of the protestcommittee shall, if possible, be members of the original protest committee.
66.3 Area Elimination Reopening(a) A party to a hearing of a protest or request for redress may request an AreaElimination Reopening. The request shall be in writing and include thesignificant error that the party believes the protest committee made or thenature of the significant new evidence that is available. The request shall bemade no later than 24 hours after the hearing or 24 hours after the protesttime limit on the last day of racing, whichever is later. The request, alongwith copies of the original protest or request for redress, the facts found, thedecision of the protest committee, any new evidence that cannot bepresented verbally, and e‐mail and phone contact information for all partiesto the hearing as well as the chairman of the protest committee, shall besent by e‐mail to the US SAILING Championships Director,LizWalker@USSAILING.org, and the US SAILING Championships Chairman,email@example.com.
(b) The protest committee for an Area Elimination Reopening shall consist of thechairman of the original protest committee plus four certified judgesappointed by US SAILING. A majority of the committee’s members shall beSenior or International Judges. US SAILING will appoint its chairman.
(c) An Area Elimination Reopening will be conducted by telephone conferencecall. The time and date for the conference call shall be established by thechairman as soon as practicably possible and no later than seven days afterthe request for reopening is e‐mailed. The chairman will e‐mail to the partiesto the hearing the request for reopening, the facts found, the decision of theprotest committee, the time and date of the hearing, the process for joiningthe call and any other relevant documents