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Overtaking Starboard Boat
Nationality: United States of America
2 one design boats down wind (winds 18, gusts to 25) to a leeward mark more than 15+ boat lengths way. Red on Starboard, Blue on Port. With a gust of wind and a surf down a wave, there was contact. Blue protests Red for not giving blue time to keep clear Rule 15. Red protests blue for port boat not keeping clear. In the protest room, Red describes how she was catching up to blue with the intent of getting on the inside for mark room at the next mark. A gust at the same time as a wave sped her up, she tried to turn to port to avoid but not fast enough. Blue stated that the overtaking boat never said anything nor did it give her enough time to avoid because her air was covered. Thoughts?
Created: 20-May-11 20:03
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