Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Vancouver B.C.
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Question regarding Kite sailing
Hi everyone first time posting, but I having been reading in here for about 2 years now. I have had my 27 aloha for 6months now and love absolutely everything about it. On my last trip out we had a beautiful day sailing and we were just motoring back to the mouth of the river that leads to our harbor. This is also the area near where our kite boarders hang out. As we made a straight line run for the entrance, 3 of the boarders on my port made a run across straight at us. At about 50 yards out 2 of them in the lead turned and cut across my bow but it was clear the 3rd was not going to make it. I told my brother at the helm to idle down and turn off to starboard and as we did the boarder ditched rather than ending up in my rigging. We asked if he was okay and made sure he could get up and going again. We exchanged good days then we continued on. We came close but we avoided a collision.
So my question. What is the status of kite boarders? Do I treat them as a regular sailing vessel? Or are they in between the rules. If I had collided with this one boarder how might the CG look at this? We were motoring, Are they considered sailing? Not trying to start anything here Just looking for a little input on this.
Thanks for any help on this