Why didn't the RC protest boats that crossed the USA/Canadian International Border?
Because in the mode the trackers were set at, while in the open water, the display lacks the accuracy needed to substantiate a boats actual position. A boat could be called over the border that in fact was not or the other way around. Additionally, a boat could cross the line & get back before the next ping so they wouldn't show up as being over. In short, the rule couldn't be applied fairly. For a complete explanation please follow this link: http://bycmack.com/pdf/2020_YellowBrick_Tracker_Notes.pdf
This year, with all of the hoops we had to jump through, hurdles we had to jump over and planning we did to pull off a race during a pandemic, quite frankly we did not plan on a need to prove with certainty that a boat crossed the International Border.
If, in the future we have to use Yellowbrick to patrol a boundary, then we may need to do just as we have done for the finish. Turn the trackers to the same mode they were in when they captured the finish time and have Yellowbrick create the protest list based on accurate reliable data.
- When much of the country, would of, could of or should of raced, we actually did.
- Yellowbrick did a fantastic job!
- The racecourse was tough.
- The conditions were tough.
- We had a great race.
- Our volunteers worked very hard in a continuously changing environment.
- Our Staff did an amazing job.
- We will take the lessons learnt from this year and apply them to next year.
Thank you to all of those that participated!
2020 Bayview Mackinac Race, Chairman