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Re: Clueless Sailors?
I agree with that last sentence. I also agree that if you're the "stand-on" vessel, and you begin avoidance maneuvers too early, that you're often just confusing the give-way vessel.
If I'm the stand-on vessel, I hold my course until I'm certain that the other guy is not adhering to the rules.
And no, that doesn't always mean dodging out of the way at the last moment. There are plenty of ways to know if a skipper is oblivious or willfully ignorant, giving you plenty of time to maneuver.
Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168