Sunday Drivers!!!! Am I wrong????
Went out on the harbor today...well it was the WORST day so far with the boat. The boat was awesome, and it was fun, BUT the boaters were truly horrible. First off if anyone has ever been in the Newport Beach harbor its full of stand up boarders and electric duffy boats, as well as fishing boats, powerboats, yachts and party boats. I was under power and observing the 5 knot speed limit and I was coming down the channel. My vision was obscured by moored boats....out of nowhere comes a harbor 20 that simply yells "I am under sail"...He was doing probably 10 knots...and came around the corner...I had to put in in reverse quick, turn the boat to avoid collision, then he simply turned into MY PATH and again I had to go full reverse not to hit him...Yes I know sailboats under sail have the right of way, but that doesn't mean you have to simply ignore everyone else and sail in a crazy manner right? I was taught ( and am always learning) that you have the right of way, but always watch other boats and if they can't see you take appropriate actions to be safe and courteous. Then there were the Duffy boats that were actually sightseeing. Captain pulls in front of m without looking and just stops in the channel in front of me, and then pulls out a map??? Again I had to maneuver to avoid collision...
S/V Cuajota - 1975 WD Schock Santana 30
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