Everything was fine early last week...
Now I can no longer launch any guild races by interacting with the flag pole. The game insists that "A guild officer needs to activate this rush for you before you can participate." Well, I am still the second highest rank in my guild, so this has to be a bug.
My GW2 content charts: (1) LWS 4, (2) PoF , (3) Personal story (pre-Claw Island/Orr) , (4) LWS 2 , (5) HoT, (6) Orr campaign , (7) LWS 3