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Understood, and a great example.
However, at night, the sailboat on starboard tack would have running lights and a steaming light on...so, no confusion would exist. (if we were to call it a power vessel)
The confusion would come in daylight hours for vessels under 12 meters.
unless the starboard tack boat displayed a cone....since all vessels over 12 meters would be required to display a day shape.
The example is a good one though...and a strong argument for the " It's a sailing vessel " position.