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Rule 18(3) - versus Rule 16(2) rounding a mark
- Yellow and Blue are approaching the upwind mark to be left on Port - Overlap is present while entering the zone - Yellow has over-sailed the mark and sails below close-hauled - Blue is tacking close on the stern of Yellow (18.3 into effect) but stays clear - Yellow bears off rounding the mark (establishing overlap with blue) and touches the forestay of blue with her boom - Hails protest !
Which boat is in the wrong? - Blue for tacking in the zone (18.3) - although she never pushed yellow above close hauled? - Yellow for changing course, creating overlap as windward boat to blue .....
I wonder if in a protest room a comite would take the mark out of consideration, i.e. removing the mark from the scene, and what that would lead to? Two boats, one tacks below on the stern, the other bears off.... (16.2)
Created: 23-Apr-24 16:14
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