tonyquoll Posted January 29, 2010 Report Share Posted January 29, 2010 During the NSW Paper Tiger State Titles at Toronto, 3 sailing clubs had overlapping courses. It wasn't too bad tacking around a 505 fleet's start while going upwind, but after rounding the windward mark we were on starboard tack, close hauled, pinching a little to make the wing mark in one tack (the wind shifted). Coming up from the left, on port tack, was a line of 8 or so large yachts, all close hauled. Normally you might call "starboard" and claim right of way, but we were accelerating from 5 to 15knots with gusts of wind, while they plodded along at a steady 3 knots. It was easier for us to judge their trajectory and go around them. And there was about 10 of us in a line; so should we make them go behind all of us? I was lucky and crossed just in front of their lead boat and made it safely to the mark. Supposing you were on collision course with them, what would you do? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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