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In the photo below, W3571 is just getting his finish
Does this mean he is now safe from any further starboard/port protest that Len (6732) may wish to lodge?
In the photo below, Marc (3854) is "sitting" near the
line. Suppose he were to feel he was too close to the line
and began to back up by pushing out his boom.
Would rule 12 (overtaking boat) still apply to boats approaching from astern of 3854? Why (not)?
|Case 28: In the photo below, Len (6732) and
Robert (3571) were sailing close-hauled on port. Seeing
Jens (7663) approaching on starboard, Len asked Robert
for "room to tack" about 5 seconds ago.
In the photo below, the Wayfarer (l) is on his
beat and meets these three Flying Scots.
1. Who has the right of way here? Why?
2. If there were a feud between W2415 and Scot 5020, could one deliberately "hunt" the other? Why (not)?
In the photo below, you are sailing past this Wayfarer
close-hauled on starboard.
What do Rule 1 and maritime tradition require of you?
In the photo below, W3568 is just getting his sails in
after a somewhat sloppy rounding.
If Geoff (W9483) had been ready to go higher sooner, would Geoff have legitimate grounds for a protest against 3568? Why (not)?
In the photo below, the red Wayfarer has hit the mark.
Assume that he will now pass it on the required side.
1. What do the Rules require Peter to do to exonerate himself?
2. Under what circumstances would he have to retire instead of taking a Penalty?
In the photo below, assume that W9414 has capsized on port
tack while racing.
Does he still have to keep clear of right-of-way boats? Why (not)?
In the photo below, Rob (CL1050) is approaching the
leeward mark with an inside overlap on Kit (W1037).
Is Rob entitled to enough room for a tactical (wide and close) rounding? Why (not)?
In the photo below, three minutes remain to the start
signal. Suppose Dan (Rebel 4180) fouls Bruce (4187) a few
seconds after this picture was taken.
Does Dan have to wait until after the start signal to do his Penalty Turns? Why (not)?
In the photo below, Joel (W8278) and Mogens (4645) are
about to pass astern of starboard tacker, Flemming (5797).
1. Can a right-of-way boat rank as an obstruction?
2. Would Mogens be entitled to ask for "room to tack" for 5797 here?
In the photo below, Ted (W2415) has just begun a Two-Turns
In addition to making two turns in the same direction, what two things does rule 44 require of Ted?
In the photo below, Robert (W10195) approaches Ted who is
doing his turns.
What is Robert not permitted to do here in regard to Ted?
In the photo below, Peter (W286) is just nearing the
windward mark as Hans (938) and Dwight (4606) begin their
Who has right of way in this situation? Why?
In the photo below, Toby (l) has just finished
2nd in the final race of the 2004 Wayfarer Worlds, and is
beginning a nice, relaxing run back to the Port Credit YC.
1. What rule of Part 2 of the RRS still affects him even though he is no longer racing?
2. Why might this rule be very costly to break?
In the photo below, Flying Scots 4921 and 3307 (r)
collide as they round the leeward mark.
Who has fouled whom here? Explain.
In the photo below, Rebel 4164 tacks to starboard right at
the windward mark to be left to port
and just in front of the Rebel already laying the mark on
The latter is forced to luff up nearly head to wind in
order to avoid a collision.
In the photo below, Wayfarers 1366, 938 and 7379 are
reaching towards the gybe mark. Hans (938) has overtaken
Doug (1366) and Fred (7379) from clear astern.
1. What rule limits the course of W938 in relation to both 1366 and 7379? How?
2. What rule limits the course of both W1366 and W7379 in relation to 938? How?
In the photo below, the Flying Scots have just started
their run when they meet the close-hauled Wayfarer.
Which of these five boats has right of way over all the others? Explain.
In the photo below, it's a close finish among two Lasers,
a Y-Flyer and a Wayfarer at the June Bug on Fanshawe Lake
in London, Ontario.
1. Does rule 18 apply here? Explain.
2. What happens if 2546 gets his 'beep' but then hits the mark?
In the photo below, Al (W9355) and Sten (W9067) are
approaching a mass of spinnakering Wayfarers in the 2002
DM on Furesøen.
1. What do the Rules basically require in this situation - of Al? of Sten? of the starboard boats?
2. Is Sten entitled to get "room to tack" from Al here?
3. Is Al entitled to get "room" from Sten if Al should need to bear away to avoid a starboard tacker?
In the photo below, Brian (W9235) and Scott (W9239) are
about half a boatlength apart and getting quite close to
the lee shore.
1. Does Scott have to slow down and/or wait for Brian to tack away before tacking himself?
2. Could Brian (9235) legitimately ask Jens (7663, the third boat) for "room to tack" here? Why (not)?
In the photo below, Laser 156896 and Wayfarer 286 are
about to round the windward mark to starboard.
What does rule 18 have to say about this situation?
In the photo below, Neil (W9644) has come up from astern
of Roger (9174).