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If anyone knows of a good educational website that explains the rules of right of way, would you please post a link? Thanks in advance.
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Do not pass go, do not collect $200.00. I suggest you take a boaters safety course. Most states now require them anyway.
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My kids got me a 365-day sailing knowlege calendar for Christmas. So every day I get to test myself. One of the questions was, "According to the Coast Guard, what percentage of recreational boaters have a rudimentary understanding of the rules of the road?" Answer? Ten percent.

I was depressed. Always assume the other guy a) doesn't see you, or b) thinks he's the stand-on vessel. Sort of like riding a motorcycle....

So be one of those 10 percent - take at least a boating safety course!

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I learned last Saturday night "the 50' rental houseboat has right-of-way". I yelled at him, though.
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Learn the Racing Rules of Sailing - Guide to R-O-W Rules
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I learned last Saturday night "the 50' rental houseboat has right-of-way". I yelled at him, though.
1000 foot freighters also have the right of way.
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sailing knowledge calendar

pmoyer, I would be interested in knowing where your kids got the sailing knowledge calendar. Sounds like a great gift idea. Can you find out and let me know. Thanks!
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