Re: who had right away?
Good information, and good discussion.
Still, this is NOT the best place to seek information on Navigation Rules.
Go right to the rules. The book is cheap, and the web site is free. The rules are all written in plain English. You may need to cross-reference and look up a few of the finer details, but there's nothing in there which would require a law degree to figure out.
There is no excuse for operating a vessel of any kind without knowing these rules.