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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2011
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Posted By kirkstites
For example, If the wind is coming from due west...

For example, If the wind is coming from due west and I am running close hauled on a port tack bearing WNW, and I see a port light directly north of me, I wouldn't be able to tell, by his lights only,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2011
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Posted By kirkstites
This would make sense - obviously, the rule can't...

This would make sense - obviously, the rule can't change R-O-W just because the sun sets. But it does seem a challenge that the type vessel must be identified in the dark by its lights - especially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 4,253
Posted By kirkstites
Small world - my sailing waters are Grapevine...

Small world - my sailing waters are Grapevine Lake (noticed you're on Lake Lewisville). Unfortunately, it seems every sailboat on my waters turns on every light they own like a Christmas tree -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 4,253
Posted By kirkstites
A question regarding nighttime rules of the road

None of my local captains has been able to answer this. Let's assume the wind is blowing from due north, and sailboat A is bearing southwest, and sailboat B, which is due south of Boat A, is bearing...
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