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Re: You are NOT "FISHING"

And a different perspective...

A couple years ago doing the local white sails race I managed (thanks to my PHRF rating) to be leading the fleet as we round the reach mark for the line. As I looked ahead I could see 16 purse-seiners between my position and the start/finish line. I spotted what looked to be a clear path direct to the line so away we went. As I got close to the fishing fleet one of the tenders dropping net starting cutting across my bow from right to left. I eased left a little, tender driver and I made eye contact and he chopped the throttle and nodded to let me pass. Fell off a bit and as we passed close he yelled "Are you racing?" to which I replied, "Yes, thank you!!" As I was clear he jammed the throttle in and closed the gate of the fleet behind me.
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