Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
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We took lessons this summer so I will tell you what we were told in class...
1. Avoid collision no matter who has ROW
2. sail has ROW over power
Could be dangerous and not always correct!!
3. Starburt over port
4. leeward over windward
5. if you are being overtaken, the boat who is being overtaken has ROW
All these rules need to be studied much more carefully than your instructor taught you especially sail has "ROW" over power as that is not always the case. Spend some time on the ICW and you'll learn the hard way that taking the "I'm sail I have a right of way over power" can get you into some real trouble.
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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Last edited by Maine Sail; 09-09-2008 at 07:06 PM.