And yes, I do teach, and I train instructors. I am commissioned to write books, and I am invited to speak at conferences. I don't understand how (or why) you regard any of those as indicating ignorance, nor why you think that having studied the colregs precludes the possibility that I also apply them afloat
I'm not going to repeat it: if you really believe that is what I said, then please just look back over some of my previous posts. http://www.ybw.com/forums/showpost.p...2&postcount=30 would not be a bad place to start: it says (amongst other things):-
you are not bound to hang on until a collision becomes inevitable
and The guy who stands on out of pure bloody-mindedness is just as wrong as the one who bottles out early!
It's not exactly ambiguous, is it?