Because our sport doesn’t have enough rules, enough regulations, enough officious bullshit, now we are being told that rubber bands used to band spinnakers are a violation of Rule 55: A competitor shall not intentionally put trash in the water.
How awesome. The sport has officially crawled up it’s own ass. Rome burns while Nero fiddles. Too many rules, too many protests, too many ass hats ruining the sport and now we can micro mange the sport to death while we’re at it? What’s next, having to worry about being protested for pissing over the side? There is an awesome thread on this right here.