IRPCS Rule 6. Safe speed

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Today it means: Only go as fast as you and your crew can cope with.

Every vessel shall proceed at a safe speed so that you can take proper and effective action to avoid a collision. Consider this, speed limits in harbours and marinas are the fastest you are allowed to go. That does not mean you must do that speed if you or your crew are not comfortable with it. Only go as fast as you need to to control your boat in the wind.

See also: IRPCS Rule 12. Sailing vessels  and: IRPCS Rule 2. Responsibility.  and: IRPCS Rule 7. Risk of collision

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