US Sailing has lost an Arbitration which involved the abuse of due
process by a US Sailing Judge in a youth event. You can read the Demand
for Arbitration here. This raises more than a few questions. Does
US Sailing have an appropriate mechanism for due process in these matters?
In fact, do the racing rules of sailing really allow for appropriate
due process in all instances? How much money did US Sailing pay for
this Arbitration? And who got paid how much? Why does the sport not
have a judicial review process? Should judges who are found to have
violated due process rights through Arbitration matters like this still
be allowed to remain certified? Why has US Sailing not publicized any
of this? Comments?