Ever been in a situation where you think you are in the right but not sure? Have you been carved up by one of the experienced sailors but not felt you know the rules well enough to protest?
Two pieces of advice
1. No one minds a protest – its a good way to find out who was wrong, so speak to the race officer if you are not sure for some guidance. Don’t just let it go, as at a minimum they will be able to explain the situation and who was in the right so you can learn.
2. Learn a few more of the key rules. There are some great book on the rules – don’t get a copy of the rules, but a book on the key situations
Why not have a go at this quiz – contains the key situations and will let you practice and learn