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post #19 of Old 10-09-2012
GeorgeB
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Re: Close call! Who had rights?

We were out on Sunday on the North West edge of the box and it was boat soup out there. We were doing the same, motor, drift and dodging. We followed the “discretion is the better part of valor” rule and aimed for sterns. A lot of folks at the air show only go out twice a year so we are extra careful. Energy/France entered the box right next to our boat, luffed, and got ready for the race all within 50 yards or so of us – a real treat. Our biggest challenge was the afterwards on our trip home. We sailed along the edge of the performance box and didn’t have any crossing situations until the Jeremiah O’Brien who was moving towards her dock at 8 -10 kts cut off our angle to Alameda. Good breeze, a fair amount of chop, and all in all, a fun day. Now that you are a veteran of close crossings, will I see you at the Three Bridge Fiasco next year?
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