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post #2 of Old 06-30-2007
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I remember by which side the 'WIND" is coming over. Hence your above example, sails on port, wind on starboard so you are on teh starboard tack, and have the right a way. In simple terms. Of course if you are arguing with a sail boat tanker, if there was such a creature, in shipping lanes, and you are a 30' boat............Move out of his way! Otherwise, you have the right a way.
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