1. The yellow boat is on starboard and has right of
way under rule 10.
2. Yes. The beauty of life as the give-way boat is
that all you have
to worry about is keeping
of right-of-way boats. Apart from that onus, you are
free to change course at will.
3. Yes. But as the get closer to each other, under
must, in changing course, give Port room
4. Again, it's a question of rule 16.1.
Starboard would likely be OK to bear off, especially
if 286 is
correspondingly lifted. But if the boats were a bit
closer to each
other, and 286 was already bearing away to pass
astern of 10139, then -
as per rule 16.2
allowed to make any course change that will require
avoiding action from Port.