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Port Starboard with Wind Shift
Nationality: United States of America
Etchells sailboats. Wind 6-10 kts, shifty. Flat water. Blue initially on layline (or very near to).
Small wind shift during crossing situation after passing position 3. Yellow adjusted course to wind shift. Blue held high of normal close-hauled (point mode) following wind shift to avoid Yellow. At position 4, Yellow required a small course alteration to avoid contacting Blue's transom. Blue claims it was crossing Yellow at positions 1, 2 and 3. When Yellow altered course in reaction to the wind shift, that prevented Blue from keeping clear.
Question: Is there a "rule of thumb" for what distance (or time) Yellow is no longer not permitted to alter course (as indicated on diagram)?
Created: 20-Apr-19 20:45
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