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RULES OF THE ROAD

The appropriate sections of ISAF FRR 2001, Part 2 “When Boards Meet” are reproduced herein (including reference numbers) for your reference:

10. On Opposite Tacks
A port tack board shall keep clear of a starboard tack board.
NB! Port Tack = Left hand closest to mast & the wind is blowing onto the LEFT hand side of the rig.
NB! Starboard Tack = Right hand closest to mast & the wind is blowing onto the RIGHT hand side of the rig
11. On the Same Tack
11.1 A board clear astern shall keep clear of a board clear ahead.
11.2 When boards on different legs of a course meet, the board on a reach or a run shall keep clear of the board on a tack to windward
12. Room to Pass
12.1 An overtaking board shall keep clear.
12.2 Outside board
A board on the outside gains right of way when its hull and rig are ahead of the right of way line (an imaginary line projected abeam from the nose of the board ) of the inside board
12.3 Inside board
A board on the inside gains right of way when its right of way line is ahead of the right of way line of the outside board
12.4
a) When boards are overlapped, a board required to keep clear shall give a board width right of way room to pass a mark.
b) If there is reasonable doubt that a board has gained right of way, it shall be presumed that it did not.

13. Changing Tacks - Tacking or Gybing.
A board which is tacking/gybing shall keep clear of a board which is on a tack, except when gybing around a mark.

REMEMBER – AVOID A COLLISION AT ALL COSTS. DON’T FORCE THE ISSUE JUST TO PROVE A POINT

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