(a) In the event of a rule infringement a crew may be either penalised or disqualified as determined by the Referee or Sectional Referee.
(b) If a penalty is applied in an elimination round, a crew may be allocated a placing and could continue in the event or be eliminated, based on the placing allocated.
(c) If a penalty is applied in a round robin the crew may be allocated a placing (and/or placing points) and shall be permitted to continue in the round robin to determine progression to the next round of the event.
(d) If a crew is disqualified in an elimination round they cannot compete in further rounds of that category of competition from which they are disqualified and lose all standing in that event.
(e) If a crew is disqualified in a round robin race for a matter other than “abuse/inappropriate behaviour” or “competing unfairly” (refer Section 2 – General Competitive Conditions), they will lose all standing in that race (i.e. placing/points) but may continue in the round robin.