IRPCS Rule 14. Head on situation.

What is "IRPCS Rule 14. Head on situation." ?

Today it means: Two vessels heading directly towards each other.

When two POWER DRIVEN vessels are meeting on a reciprocal course or nearly reciprocal courses the each shall turn to starboard so that each shall pass on the port side. Remember a yacht with its engine on is a power driven vessel. There are other rules governing sailing vessels (not racing) but most sailors are happy to turn to starboard if the wind allows. Make your turn early, clear and definite so that the other vessel can see your intentions. DO NOT LEAVE IT TOO LATE.


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