Kynntana (Freedom 38)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Francisco
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Re: Give way when hoisting the main?
The other vessel has the right of way I will concede. I asked the vessel to bear away (twice). The other captain pointed out I was under power and refused to alter course.
There are courteous boaters, ignorant boaters, and then there are the completely arrogant a**es, like the one you came across. It seems best IMO to avoid someone whose sails are flogging regardless of ROW rules. However, there is also a rule that says you have to avoid a collision even if you're in the right.