Re: [ksurf] Rules -PASS TO PORT-
- --- In kitesurf@y..., "Greg Walsh" <gregwal@e...> wrote:
> I called right of way once 20 years ago as a new sailboarder andNever
> nearly got run over by an old bastard in his racing keel boat.
> again. Rules suck.Had the same problem, But I raised the nose of my boar a little and
put it through the hull of his boat - ohh well he was in the wrong!!
I never changed course either!! He was pissed though..... Especially
when I just bounced off and kept on sailing!!
The stakes are a bit higher when your behind a kite though!!
- On Thu, 2 Aug 2001 callum@... wrote:
> --- In kitesurf@y..., "Greg Walsh" <gregwal@e...> wrote:Read the colregs carefully!
> > I called right of way once 20 years ago as a new sailboarder and
> > nearly got run over by an old bastard in his racing keel boat.
> > again. Rules suck.
> Had the same problem, But I raised the nose of my boar a little and
> put it through the hull of his boat - ohh well he was in the wrong!!
> I never changed course either!! He was pissed though..... Especially
> when I just bounced off and kept on sailing!!
have no right to hit anybody. "Right of way" exists on the road and
between sailboats that race (and even there they taken the right to hit
somebody out of the rule book).
Rule 16 and 17 of the colregs state pretty clearly what the two parties on
a collision course should do. If the old bastard invokes his bigger boat
"rule" on you, shrug and take avoiding action (17 a ii). Then turn around
and give him the finger.
- On Thu, 2 Aug 2001 janwcoffey@... wrote:
> The point isn't to have a rule for what to do if your far appartThat's what the intent of the colregs is. To have a set of rules that
> andhave plenty of time to alter course.
makes it clear what avoiding action to take when you have plenty time to
do so. I take avoiding action 100m or further away from another kiter on a
collision course, much further with boats. That doesn't mean I don't get
close to others but only once it is clear what side I'm going to pass them
> The point is to have a ruleIf I should find myself in that situation (and on port), I will most
> for what to do when ther isn't enough time to think about it.
certainly not bear off to increase my speed. That's like playing russian
roulette, as I have no idea whether the star board tacker will not bear
off in the same instant. There are more sailors out there that have no
clue about rules and there are plenty more that think they know the rules.
Bearing off...no thank you I'll round up and loose as much speed as I can
(rule 17 b btw)