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  1. #91
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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by Scala View Post
    Err, no.
    Err, yes. Best to avoid a Sunsail boat long before it becomes an issue.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by mainsail1 View Post
    Err, yes. Best to avoid a Sunsail boat long before it becomes an issue.
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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by mainsail1 View Post
    Err, yes. Best to avoid a Sunsail boat long before it becomes an issue.
    Today was Wednesday and we did yachting in the Solent. Great fun and everyone kept out of our way, so considerate. LOL
    If my foresight was as good as my hindsight, I would be a multi-millionaire.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by mainsail1 View Post
    Err, yes. Best to avoid a Sunsail boat long before it becomes an issue.
    It may have been the ironic use of the term “right of way” whilst criticising others colregs knowledge that he was “oh no” ing.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by Elessar View Post
    It may have been the ironic use of the term “right of way” whilst criticising others colregs knowledge that he was “oh no” ing.
    indeed so.
    Graham. "Scala" now sold. Boatless.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by mainsail1 View Post
    If you have sailed frequently in the Solent over the past thirty or more years you would understand that if you come across a Sunsail boat it is best to get out of their way even if you have right of way. Many of their customers do not have a clue when it comes to handling a sailing boat. And when they start racing together it is nothing short of a nightmare heading your way. I know this from first hand experience but that is another story........

    That is indeed an unwritten Solent by-law: the Sunsail fleet should at all times be treated as in possession of an absolute 'right of way' over all but older steel vessels, which at their own discretion remain free to operate under the colregs.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    That is indeed an unwritten Solent by-law: the Sunsail fleet should at all times be treated as in possession of an absolute 'right of way' over all but older steel vessels, which at their own discretion remain free to operate under the colregs.
    I reckon that's some made up thing by people who are envious of Sunsails success.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by capnsensible View Post
    I reckon that's some made up thing by people who are envious of Sunsails success.
    Really?

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by capnsensible View Post
    I reckon that's some made up thing by people who are envious of Sunsails success.
    Wrong.

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    Default Re: Exciting times off Cowes today

    Quote Originally Posted by capnsensible View Post
    I reckon that's some made up thing by people who are envious of Sunsails success.
    And those with a good sense of their own vulnerability. They're big, quick boats, frequently with inexperienced crews who may not have adequate situational awareness.

    Even under power I don't trust 'em, having had one turn across my bow in Portsmouth harbour. Fortunately, I was able to turn inside him or there would have been be another holey Sunsail. Yes, I was the overtaking vessel, but 17. The stand-on vessel The stand-on vessel shall maintain her course and speed

    No, it isn't just Sunsail. I keep an eye on anyone who's likely to pass within half a mile of me (half a cable in the Small Boat Channel!), but I'm especially leery of SS and racing fleets, The only boat that really tried to kill me was a Challenge boat on port, when I was on starboard. Typically, it was the losing boat in a two boat race.
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