The bylaws of US Sailing allow for Grievance and Disciplinary Proceedings, and the Regulations spell out the procedures to be followed.
US Sailing Bylaws: Part VII – Grievances and Disciplinary Proceedings
US Sailing Regulations: Regulation 15 Administrative, Disciplinary and Grievance Proceedings
Ombudsman for Filing a Grievance or Appealing a Rule 69 Decision
Do you have questions about the process for filing a grievance under Regulation 15 or an appeal of a rule 69 decision? An ombudsman is now available to help racing sailors understand what procedures to follow when filing a grievance or an appeal of a rule 69 decision. The ombudsman is Bob Lane. Anyone who has questions about the filing processes may email Bob Lane.