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Re: Tanker Dismasts Sailboat
Been around a while.
trim the spinny dammit, you're still an idiot but might have succeeded in your imbecilic idea of crossing tanker's bow.
Rules? open water, room to maneuver (not in this video, one would guess)?? ship gives way (assuming sail is stupid enough to provoke a close-quarters situation in the first place). ship constrained by draft, channel, fairway/TSS, tethered tugs, etc? sail gives way, ship is supposed to show day shapes, the meaning of which would be lost on most sailors by day, as possibly (though less likely??) would the red-white-red "restricted maneuverability" nav lights at night.
Actually, I don't see day shapes here, but do hear the danger signal from ship. this may be sailor's only leg to stand on. Pretty lame leg though..
Last edited by nolatom; 10-10-2013 at 02:37 PM.