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Rule 20 - room to tack at an obstruction...
Nationality: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
I am very clear about the application of rule 20 if two boats are approaching an obstruction. My question is about a group of boats... In the example below, of RC Lasers racing at Rhu Marina, Scotland, they are all approaching a fixed obstruction - a long pontoon. If only boat 13 and boat 5 are there, 13 asks 5 for water and they both tack onto port. Ignore boat 95 for the moment, what is the situation regarding 94 & 28? And what is the situation regarding boat 13 and the boat which is to windward whose sail number is obscured? If 13 meets that boat is he required to tack back onto stbd then once more hail for room once more when approaching the pontoon? It seems impractical for 13 to hail all five other boats and expect them all to tack...
Created: 21-Sep-23 19:11
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