Join Date: Aug 2008
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Your point is well taken, it does no good to be in the right and get bent out of shape when these things happen and no one is harmed. In this case it was the Wed night series at Shilshole, probably a similar situation to EB. I do try to keep my distance from starts as the area near the course can be pretty wild.
In this case we were a long way from the start line, and at the time of the near miss the other boat had no evidence of any problems, they just were not paying attention. In the end no harm done, but close hulled my 6000lb boat was going a bit over 6kts and if we had made contact there would have been potential for great damage to boats and people. In this case we smiled, the other skipper thanked me, and we went our separate ways.