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Rules within the Zone
Nationality: New Zealand
Here is a scenario I recently encountered. A leading boat entering the zone was clear ahead, then followed a course along the inside edge of the zone. The following boat tried to keep clear from the leading boat. The leading boat then gybed an unanticipated course towards the mark, not giving the following boat in the zone the chance to keep clear. Here's a diagram: Has anyone else come across this scenario; and if so, what rules apply, and what is the best sailing tactic to deal with such a leading boat?
Created: 21-Apr-26 03:19
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