Courtney the Dancer
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
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The tanker was restricted in it's ability to maneuver, therefore it was the stand on vessel (there is no "right of way" in the rules). The tanker was not being towed, it had a tug being towed from the stern to assist turning, slowing, etc.
Basically, the guy in the sailboat was playing a dangerous game, and he lost.
SV Laurie Anne
1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse