Windward boat by the lee

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by Roadie, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Roadie

    Roadie Member

    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    I posted a while ago about the same topic but I don't think I explained myself that well (not surprising..) and I have had another dispute at my club about it. For clarification, is boat A or B the windward boat and can the force the other boat further by the lee, can the force them to go so far they gybe?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. jeffers

    jeffers Active Member

    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    28
    The definition if windward is defined in the RRS (page 7 from http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/ISAFRRS20132016Final-[13376].pdf) so in this case boat B is the windward boat. and is required to keep clear of A although the actions of A may be limited depending on how the overlap was established.

     
  3. Roadie

    Roadie Member

    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Thanks. :)
     

Share This Page