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post #21 of 23 Old 09-07-2007
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I thought starboard beats port first...?
I asked about this in a "precedence" thread a couple months ago or so. Never reached a conclusion, IIRC. Since then I saw the precedence of the RotR listed somewhere, thought to myself "I have to make a note of that!," and, of course, did not .

The RotR are pretty much common sense and tend to boil-down to "whomever is most constrained generally is the stand on vessel." If you think about a a boat that's beating on a port tack vs. a boat that's running on a starboard tack: Which would have the easiest time of evading collision? I would say the running boat. All she need do is harden-up on her current tack. The beating boat has to either fall off, thus crossing the bow of the running boat, or head up--which she may not be able to do w/o tacking or going into irons. (Let us assume, for the sake of this discussion, that neither boat is constrained by other boats nearby, channel width or other potential hazards.)

But, as I said: I really don't know. Whichever boat I was on: I'd keep a close eye and see if the other was inclined to do something. Long before it could possibly become an issue: I'd take definitive action.

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Question Is this the final answer on both threads?

I followed this thread that Jim is talking about for a while as well hoping for some insight. Which carries more weight? Starboard tack or leeward boat? I like what CapnHand said,

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Only when both boats have the wind on the same side, is the leeward boat the stand on vessel. When the boats have wind on different sides, as in the example, the boat with wind on the starboard side is the stand on vessel.
Is this how it works in everyone else’s head?

Priority is in the wind direction?

Different tacks= Starboard
Same tacks= Leeward


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Good explaination CapnHand, we used the term "making trees" while racing on Galveston Bay to tell the helmsman that he would pass safely in front of a boat.
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