Penalties and Protests
A 10 second penalty may be assessed:
For each buoy that a crew passes incorrectly. A crew passes a buoy incorrectly when its hull passes on the wrong side of the buoy.
If crews turn prior to passing the red/orange buoy at the finish.
A 30 second penalty may be assessed:
To any crew which fails to yield to a crew having the right of way.
To crews entering the starting chute out of order.
A 60 second penalty may be assessed:
To any crew crossing the starting line without its required bow number.
For any crew interfering with another boat and/or any unsportsmanlike conduct.
Any protest must be submitted to the Awards/Announcement Tent within one hour of the finish of the last crew in the event in question. A $25 fee must accompany the protest, which will be refunded if the protest is upheld. Protests must be lodged per: http://www.usrowing.org/Referees/RefereeTips/restfair.aspx