Universal sailing rules. Starboard must hold tack. Port must avoid. You were correct.RustyChain wrote: ↑Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:43 amGot called out for breaking the rules at a spot I was visiting. I wasn't yielding to a port tack. I try to give people space and stay out of the way, but when crossing paths, both people holding the line vs both people heading downwind causes about the same problem, so if it's gonna be close I hold the starboard tack because that is what we both expect to happen.
I've never heard of a port tacks having the right of way. Is this common?
It wasn't a surf spot. Chop and swells with starboard going out and port coming back to the beach.
then you had the right of wayRustyChain wrote: ↑Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:19 amIt wasn't a surf spot. Chop and swells with starboard going out and port coming back to the beach.
Yes, you're right. We always forget a couple life rules that should apply to everything that rarely ever apply to anything:longwhitecloud wrote: ↑Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:33 amTheses threads always make me laugh. Show up... just plough though everyone shouting starboard! Always goes down well.
Finish off by getting your world rules handbook out and underlining the rule that applies.
I’ll give another couple of examples I can think of
A port tack trick session.
Trying to get upwind when you are not really upwind
Short tacking ...theoretically I can block you even though you are in a wave or trick queue.
This is wrong.
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