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Playing the Rules

Created on: 12/30/10 10:23 PM Views: 3571 Replies: 2
Playing the Rules
Posted Thursday, December 30, 2010 05:23 PM

On the rainy days I have been doing the Play the Rules quizzes. Pretty hard at first but getting good scores now.  I knew the right of way rules back when I was racing but the flags (other that white, blue and red) and some of the other rules I never messed with. Some of the rules have changed a little too... I think.


Anyway who ever put that all together did a very good job and covers 98% of situations you will see.


Live Slow-Sail Fast


RE: Playing the Rules
Posted Friday, January 28, 2011 08:29 AM

If you are clear ahead and have room at the mark do you loose that right if you tack or jib? Medium situations 56 and 71 both show this but it does not seem right to me...any thoughts?

RE: Playing the Rules
Posted Tuesday, February 1, 2011 08:25 PM

18.3 Tacking at

When Approaching a Mark

If two boats were approaching a

mark on opposite tacks and one ofchanges tack, and as a result is subject to rulein the two-length zone when the other is fetching the mark, rulethereafter apply. The boat that tacked changed tack

(a) shall not cause the other boat to sail above close-hauled to

avoid her or prevent the other boat from passing the

the required side

(b) shall give

mark on, andmark-room if the other boat becomes overlapped

inside her, in which case rule 15 does not apply

them completes a tack


18.2 does not