Case 1: In the photo below, W6732 and W7663 are just finishing.
Is W6732 entitled to "room" here?

Answer: Rule 18 (mark room) applies at any mark except a starting mark surrounded by navigable water. Thus rule 18 applies here, and W6732 is entitled to "mark-room"

  • if he established his overlap before either 7663 or 6732 reached the (three-length) zone, or
  • if 7663 has completed a tack inside the (three-length) zone

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