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    Posted: 10 Jun 19 at 12:58pm
Three dinghies ( solos) are approaching a leeward mark on port in a force 2. They are within the zone and the mark is to be left to port.
Another boat ( flying 15) sailing upwind on starboard tack in a different race in which this leeward mark is not a mark on this leg decides to try and intercept them  by sailing towards the mark.
Who has right of way? The dinghies within the zone about to gybe or the flying 15 entering the zone on starboard when it wasn’t a mark of the course for him on that leg.

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Thats a very strange scenarion you're highlighting... you're saying the FF deliberately tries to intercept them? sure? Why?

Anyway RRS 18 states
18.1 When Rule 18 Applies

Rule 18 applies between boats when they are required to leave a
mark on the same side and at least one of them is in the zone.

So I reckon it doesn't apply between the FF and the Solos.

Anyway, there's no doubt who has ROW: its the boat on Starboard. The question is whether any of the rules that limit the actions of an ROW boat apply.
RRS 18, I submit doesn't. What about RRS16 - changing course?
Then there's RRS24.2
If reasonably possible, a boat shall not interfere with a boat that is
taking a penalty, sailing on another leg or subject to rule 22.1.
However, after the starting signal this rule does not apply when the
boat is sailing her proper course.

so, if Starboard was found to have diverted to interfere with the Solos, was she sailing on a proper course?


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The FF isnt approaching that mark so rule 18 doesn't apply between it and the Solos so it is simple port/starboard situation the Solos on port must keep clear (assuming all boats are racing of course otherwise colregs overrides). The question would be would about 

This sort of thing happens fairly regularly on club 'round the cans' courses. we had something similar, a windward mark pretty much on the reach leg between 2 other marks. Reaching on starboard so all the port tackers coming up had to keep clear and the reaching boat had to be careful as could be windward boat on a stb tacker who was heading to said WW mark.

I think you would be hard pushed to prove the FF was deliberately trying to interfere with the Solos on the other leg rather than sailing their proper course (which I dont think they are restricted to anyway).

It does sound like one of those situations that I wouldnt want to be anywhere near so would probably take a short tack away (if I were the FF) and then tack back. Much safer than getting tangled up in an argument between 3 other boats. Then again a fair few flying 15 sailors still call mast abeam.... 
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Originally posted by JimC

Anyway RRS 18 states
18.1 When Rule 18 Applies 
Rule 18 applies between boats when they are required to leave a 
mark on the same side and at least one of them is in the zone.
 
So I reckon it doesn't apply between the FF and the Solos. 

Yup.  Agree with that.

Originally posted by jeffers

The FF isnt approaching that mark so rule 18 doesn't apply between it and the Solos 

Right conclusion, but you are using the pre 1995 language.  Rule 18 no longer refers to 'approaching':  all that is required is that at least one of them is in the zone.
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Originally posted by jeffers

The FF isnt approaching that mark so rule 18 doesn't apply between it and the Solos 

Right conclusion, but you are using the pre 1995 language.  Rule 18 no longer refers to 'approaching':  all that is required is that at least one of them is in the zone.

So as the aforementioned mark isn't a mark on the leg for the FF there is no zone applicable to them  Wink
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Originally posted by jeffers

Originally posted by Brass


Originally posted by jeffers

The FF isnt approaching that mark so rule 18 doesn't apply between it and the Solos 

Right conclusion, but you are using the pre 1995 language.  Rule 18 no longer refers to 'approaching':  all that is required is that they are required to leave the mark on the same side and  at least one of them is in the zone.

So as the aforementioned mark isn't a mark on the leg for the FF there is no zone applicable to them  Wink
Just so.

Should have included the underlined bit.
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I think the critical word in the rule is *they*. Both boats required to leave the mark on the same side. So it doesn't apply here, and wouldn't apply if one boat had to leave the mark to port and the other to starboard (it happens!).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 19 at 3:44pm
In my experience the rules do not apply to anyone who sails a Flying Fifteen so I have no idea why you are asking. Anything that might unsettle their sun dial or bird bath is simply unsporting and therefore not allowed. Its almost as if other people do not exist....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sargesail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 19 at 8:58pm
Oh yes H2. Just managed to get round the back of one at HISC that made a no look 90 degree turn across us at HISC AL a couple of weekends ago.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 19 at 7:44am
Sounds like you simply take the mark out of the equation. Happens regularly on knitting courses on small lakes.

The language of the OP suggests that the FF is deliberately sailing towards the Solos, which I hope is just a linguistic thing
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