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Re: I created an app to help sailing beginners with the basics!

Putting "Collision Regulations" in the title and COLREGS + "International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea" in the description seems like the best way to me. Thanks!
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Re: I created an app to help sailing beginners with the basics!

Something else to consider:

In many cases the U.S. rule is the same as the international rule. In many cases they are slightly different. Also the buoy system in the U.S. is different from most (but not all) of the rest of the world. If you're marketing to a U.S. audience, you might want to think about how to address that. Or, straight up say that the app is for sailing outside of U.S. waters.
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Re: I created an app to help sailing beginners with the basics!

"In many cases the U.S. rule "
Which of course we call "Inland rules" not "US" rules.
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Re: I created an app to help sailing beginners with the basics!

Currently there are a lot of "basic" things in the app, that have no underlying rules and regulations (such as the knots and maneuvers), so I will probably rather recheck the COLREGS in the US compared to the rest of the world.
This will get more complicated as I add more content, I reckon.

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Re: I created an app to help sailing beginners with the basics!

The US uses two different rule books, Colregs are coastal and near coastal areas. Then we have the inland rules which apply to rivers and the Great Lakes. You can find a list of the demarcation lines here http://www.uscg.mil/d13/cfvs/PDFs/DemarcationLines.pdf

There is also the issue with different IALA groups. These groups have different bouys and not knowing which area you are in can be disasterous.

My advice would be to embed different modules. One for inland, us coastal, and one for IALA group A (the US is group B). This way all the information is there, but the student can select just those areas that they may encounter.

Picking up a study book for the USCG 100tonn licensing exam from a place like Houston Marine may be a lot easier than trying to track down all this information seperatly. The relavent book from Houston at least is "Rules of the Road".
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Re: I created an app to help sailing beginners with the basics!

Thank you!
This sounds like a more long term "to-do", since it sounds like a bit more work than I could finish for the next update. So I guess I will just put an information in the en-US version, that the current COLREGS are for the IALA group A only for now.
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Re: I created an app to help sailing beginners with the basics!

The US is group B. So some of the major markers will be wrong. The major and most important difference is that in group A the port channel markers are red (square), while in group B they are green (triangle), while in group B the colors are reversed but the shapes stay the same.
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