Re: sailboat and ferry collide!
Unless their ability to maneuver is restricted in a narrow channel, they have no particular right of way in open water. I also try to stay out of their way and away from their routes but they move too fast for a sailboat to get out of the way. They are the burdened vessel when overtaking sailboats or any slow moving craft and they surely need to slow down in limited visibility.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.