Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alameda, San Francisco Bay
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Re: Right of Way?
I empathize with your lament, Don190. Out here in Blustery San Francisco, we encounter shifts and “puffs” all the time so at one moment you are on port and passing comfortably astern of a Stb boat then the next moment he is getting knocked and you are being lifted into a crossing situation. If the other boat is a fellow racer or it appears by his trim and helming that he is experienced, I’ll get a little closer before I duck. If the other boat’s heading is all over the place (perhaps indicative of a less experienced helmsperson), I’ll alter course earlier then duck as to not freak him out. On Stb tack, I’ll hold my line, but be prepared to duck if the other [inexperienced] skipper is having a hard time figuring out his port from starboard. Fortunately, the wind is usually in the twenties in the afternoons here which keeps the majority of the inexperienced skippers out of the slot.
Rule 13.186, you mean Texas Dept of Public Safety and corrections, Chapter 13 – Controlled Substances, Precursor Chemical Laboratory Apparatus: Inventory?
2000 Catalina 34 MkII