IRPCS Rule 12. Sailing vessels

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Today it means: How sailing vessels react to each other at sea.

When two sailing vessels (under sail) approach each other so as to involve the risk of collision the should react as follows: A). Each with the wind on a different side, the one with the wind on the PORT side shall give way. B). When both have the wind on the same side, the WINDWARD vessel shall give way. C). If a vessel has the wind on the port side and cannot determine the wind situation of the other vessel then assume they have stand on and give way. Act early and clearly.

See also: IRPCS Rule 2. Responsibility.  and: IRPCS Rule 6. Safe speed  and: IRPCS Rule 7. Risk of collision

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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