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post #8 of Old 08-12-2019
Ninefingers
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Re: Sailboat and Powerboat collide outside Newport

I had a sailboat come right at me this weekend from a distance. I was on starboard tack and close hauled. I waited for him to either bear off to pass to my port, (not the best move for him because he would be ddw), or simply head up from his broad reach to cross my bow. He did neither. At 100 feet away, I had to pinch. Just then a gust hit and I rounded up away from him, which was actually a good outcome. He smiled and waved along with his oblivious guests. Hailed him on 16, but of course he wasn't monitoring.

I've actually had more close calls with sailboats around here.
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