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Sunday, 18 February 2018 11:58

Port-Starboard and a Wind Shift

Rules Quiz - Port Starboard with a windshift

Boats S (blue, on starboard tack) and P (yellow, on port tack) are both sailing close-hauled and are converging on a beat.  P will safely cross S.  However, when they are less than 2 boat-lengths apart, the wind shifts to the right ten degrees.  S heads up (changes her course) in response to the windshift such that P is unable to keep clear.  There is minor contact with no damage or injury, and both boats protest.  You are on the protest committee.  How would you decide this and why?
Sunday, 21 January 2018 16:10

Cram's New Blog

These days, everyone seems to have a blog about something.  Not all contribute value to the world. This, we hope, will be an exception. 

The goal here is to help all of us become better sailors. This, then, is a tool to help provide valuable insight into various catamaran focsued sailing topics, including a number of different subject areas such as: