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post #10 of Old 05-21-2008
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Rude Boaters

Its not just stinkpotters that mar a good sail. Saturday we were out in really fine conditions with a rare NW wind, which allowed us to explore a part of the bay we normally avoid. So here we are close hauled on a starboard tack and notice two sailboats approaching from port. My initial judgement was that the lead boat, a J-24, would have to alter course and duck under my stern and that the follow boat would pass astern without altering course. Well the J-24 did not alter course or make indication of intent other than continue reaching on his port tack. So, I took the initiative and ducked under his stern, which then forced the follow boat to alter his course to avoid us. My thoughts were that the J 24 was rude and probably does not know what he was doing. So, its not just stinkpotters.
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