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1635Re: Who has the RIGHT OF WAY

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  • B rad
    Jun 30, 2007
      thanks everyone for the info. i guess i never really understood the rules with oncoming
      traffic. this seems to clear most of it up.

      B RAD


      --- In snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com, "hawkicd11" <hawkicd11@...> wrote:
      >
      > ROW = very good.... now eddy might not try to jump into my bubble
      > just to scare me anymore ~;)
      >
      > --- In snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com, "Gear Daddy, LLC"
      > <geardaddy@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Good points by all.
      > >
      > > I think when I'm teaching a newbie up at the Peak. I will tie a
      > trailing
      > > edge ribbon to kite. If you see this ribbon or "tell-tail",
      > assume the
      > > kiters is going to do everything in there power to get in your
      > way... and
      > > don't assume he/she will do the right thing ..therefore turn and
      > run or give
      > > him/her plenty of room.
      > >
      > > I will teach ROW with lessons from now on.
      > >
      > > Eddy
      > >
      > > _____
      > >
      > > From: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com]
      > > On Behalf Of stevelinane
      > > Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 5:37 PM
      > > To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Re: Who has the RIGHT OF WAY
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > This is all good input thanks Jason Tom and Jon , when there was
      > only
      > > 3 or 4 of us out there nun of this mattered but with #s growing we
      > > mite need to get civilized . --- In
      > > snowkiteidaho@ <mailto:snowkiteidaho%40yahoogroups.com>
      > yahoogroups.com,
      > > "Jon Bolt" <idakiteman@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Thanks for the education just the same. I guess I never really
      > > clearly
      > > > understood ROW, but now I do. Like Jason, whether I'm port or
      > > starboard
      > > > tack, I just try and judge whether I can easily pass upwind of
      > an
      > > oncoming
      > > > sailer/kiter, or if it looks like it will be close, bear off. I
      > > try to
      > > > judge this at least a few kite line lengths before the oncoming
      > > rider.
      > > >
      > > > Some other rules for consumption:
      > > > - when two kiters pass within a kite line length, the upwind
      > kite
      > > should fly
      > > > high in the sky, and the downwind kiter should keep his/her kite
      > > low. When
      > > > passing a downwindsurfer, keep your kite high. Some of the
      > newbies
      > > don't
      > > > seem to know this yet, but when they go to crowded places,
      > they'll
      > > need to
      > > > know & do this.
      > > >
      > > > - it is an upwind jumpers responsibility to avoid any downwind
      > > riders. When
      > > > you leave the water, everyone else has the right of way. This
      > > includes
      > > > making space allowance for a screwed up jump...in case you go
      > out of
      > > > control, there better not be anybody downwind. Good advice:
      > don't
      > > jump when
      > > > someone is within 3 line lengths downwind. You can use one line
      > > length just
      > > > traveling downwind, and another line length sweeping the kite
      > > forward for
      > > > landing. That leaves one line length of margin for error.
      > > >
      > > > On 6/30/07, stevelinane <stevelinane@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > NO JON
      > > > > Nothing has happened that know of , except I have overheard a
      > > couple
      > > > > of windsurfers a couple times complain to a certain kiter
      > about
      > > his
      > > > > riding. . not you Jon. I'v been meaning to post this for some
      > > time .
      > > > > So in responds to the latest emails about projected kiter turn
      > out
      > > > > and beach etiquette I thought it was time to remind everyone
      > of
      > > the
      > > > > standard .
      > > > > PS For those of you that have all this education please
      > disregard
      > > > > this message on the ROW .
      > > > > oo
      > > > > ---
      > > > > In snowkiteidaho@ <mailto:snowkiteidaho%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > yahoogroups.com <snowkiteidaho%
      > > 40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > > > "stevelinane" <stevelinane@>
      > > > > wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > STARBOARD or right hand forward has the RIGHT OF WAY .
      > Example:
      > > A
      > > > > guy
      > > > > > is coming toward you and you are on a port tack or left hand
      > > > > forward .
      > > > > > Pick a line away from him . You bear off, or go down wind of
      > > > > him .Also
      > > > > > if a faster rider is over taking a slower rider set your
      > edge
      > > and
      > > > > spray
      > > > > > him as good as you can . No the rules state the slower rider
      > has
      > > > > the
      > > > > > right of way , he can't see you coming up from behind . Same
      > > rules
      > > > > > apply to windsurfs . also wind power has right of way over
      > motor
      > > > > power
      > > > > > but don't try to prove a point with a boat .
      > > > > > Attitude is Everything ( nautically specking )
      > > > > > Steve
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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