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Yellow (Y) is clear astern of Blue (B) because her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of B’s hull and equipment in normal position. Yellow (Y) is the clear astern boat. Blue (B) is the clear ahead boat. Clear Astern and Clear Ahead; Overlap One boat is clear astern of another when her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of the other boat’s hull and equipment in normal position. The other boat is clear ahead. They overlap when neither is clear astern or when a boat between them overlaps both. These terms do not apply to boats on opposite tacks unless rule 18 applies.
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  • 1. Yellow (Y) isclear asternof Blue (B) because her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of Bs hull and equipment in normal position.Yellow (Y) is the clear astern boat. Blue (B) is the clear ahead boat. Clear Astern and Clear Ahead; Overlap One boat isclear asternof another when her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of the other boats hull and equipment in normal position.The other boat isclear ahead . Theyoverlapwhen neither isclear asternor when a boat between themoverlapsboth.These terms do not apply to boats on opposite tacks unless rule 18 applies.

2. Yellow (Y) and Blue (B) overlap because neither is clear astern.Clear Astern and Clear Ahead; Overlap One boat isclear asternof another when her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of the other boats hull and equipment in normal position.The other boat isclear ahead .Theyoverlapwhen neither isclear asternor when a boat between themoverlapsboth.These terms do not apply to boats on opposite tacks unless rule 18 applies. 3. Blue (B) and Yellow (Y) are also considered to be overlapping each other because neither is clear astern.Clear Astern and Clear Ahead; Overlap One boat isclear asternof another when her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of the other boats hull and equipment in normal position.The other boat isclear ahead .Theyoverlapwhen neither isclear asternor when a boat between themoverlapsboth.These terms do not apply to boats on opposite tacks unless rule 18 applies. 4. Yellow (Y) and Blue (B) overlap because neither is clear astern.Y and Green (G) overlap for the same reason.Y is a boat between B and G, so B and G overlap.Clear Astern and Clear Ahead; Overlap One boat isclear asternof another when her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of the other boats hull and equipment in normal position.The other boat isclear ahead .Theyoverlapwhen neither isclear astern or when a boat between themoverlapsboth. These terms do not apply to boats on opposite tacks unless rule 18 applies. 5. Y and B overlap.Y and G overlap.Y is not a boat between B and G, so B and G do not overlap.B is clear ahead.G is clear astern. Clear Astern and Clear Ahead; Overlap One boat isclear asternof another when her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of the other boats hull and equipment in normal position.The other boat isclear ahead .Theyoverlapwhen neither isclear astern or when a boat between themoverlapsboth. These terms do not apply to boats on opposite tacks unless rule 18 applies. 6. Y and B do not overlap because they are on opposite tack.But, there is exception. Clear Astern and Clear Ahead; Overlap One boat isclear asternof another when her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of the other boats hull and equipment in normal position.The other boat isclear ahead .Theyoverlapwhen neither isclear asternor when a boat between themoverlapsboth.These terms do not apply to boats on opposite tacksunless rule 18 applies. 7. When two boats sail side by side on opposite tacks halfway down the run, they are not overlapped.Clear Astern and Clear Ahead; Overlap One boat isclear asternof another when her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of the other boats hull and equipment in normal position.The other boat isclear ahead .Theyoverlapwhen neither isclear asternor when a boat between themoverlapsboth.These terms do not apply to boats on opposite tacksunless rule 18 applies. 8. But, when they get down near the two-length-zone at the mark as shown, they are considered to be overlapped. Clear Astern and Clear Ahead; Overlap One boat isclear asternof another when her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of the other boats hull and equipment in normal position.The other boat isclear ahead .Theyoverlapwhen neither isclear asternor when a boat between themoverlapsboth.These terms do not apply to boats on opposite tacks unless rule 18 applies. 9. Definition (Leeward and Windward Definition (Leeward and Windward) 10. The windward side is the side near to the wind.The leeward side is the side away from the wind. Wind direction Windward side Leeward side Leeward and Windward A boatsleewardside is the side that is or, when she is head to wind, was away from the wind. However, when sailing by the lee or directly downwind, herleewardside is the side on which her mainsail lies.The other side is herwindwardside.When two boats on the sametack overlap , the one on theleewardside of the other is theleewardboat.The other is thewindwardboat. 11. Wind direction When Blue and Yellow tack to head to wind, the side which is the windward side before head to wind is their windward side.The other side is their leeward side. Leeward side Windward side Windward side Wind direction Leeward and Windward A boatsleewardsideis the side that is or,when she is head to wind, was away from the wind. However, when sailing by the lee or directly downwind, herleewardside is the side on which her mainsail lies.The other side is herwindwardside.When two boats on the sametack overlap , the one on theleewardside of the other is theleewardboat.The other is thewindwardboat. 12. Wind direction Blue and Yellow are sailing by the lee.The side on which their main sails lie is their leeward side.The other side is their windward side. Windward side Windward side Leeward side Leeward and Windward A boatsleewardside is the side that is or, when she is head to wind, was away from the wind.However, when sailing by the leeor directly downwind,herleewardside is the side on which her mainsail lies. The other side is herwindwardside.When two boats on the sametack overlap , the one on theleewardside of the other is theleewardboat.The other is thewindwardboat. 13. Wind direction Blue and Yellow are sailing downwind.The side on which their main sails lie is their leeward side.The other side is their windward side. Windward side Leeward side Leeward side Leeward and Windward A boatsleewardside is the side that is or, when she is head to wind, was away from the wind.However, when sailingby the lee ordirectly downwind, herleewardside is the side on which her mainsail lies. The other side is herwindwardside.When two boats on the sametack overlap , the one on theleewardside of the other is theleewardboat.The other is thewindwardboat. 14. Wind direction Blue (B) and Green (G) on the same tack overlap.B is the windward boat and G is the leeward boatYellow (Y) and White (W) on the same tack overlap.Y is the windward boat and W is the leeward boatWindward boat Leeward boat Leeward and Windward A boatsleewardside is the side that is or, when she is head to wind, was away from the wind.However, when sailing by the lee or directly downwind, herleewardside is the side on which her mainsail lies.The other side is herwindwardside.When two boats on the sametack overlap , the one on theleewardside of the other is theleewardboat.The other is thewindwardboat. 15. Definition (Tack, Starboard or Port) Definition (Tack, Starboard or Port) 16. Portside of a boat Starboard side of a boat Wind direction The wind blows on the port side of Blue (B), B is on theport tack. The wind blows on the starboard side of Yellow (Y), Y is on thestarboard tack. Tack, Starboard or Port A boat in on thetack, starboard or port , corresponding to herwindwardside. 17. If your left hand is near to the mast, you are on theport tack. If your right hand is near to the mast you areon thestarboard tack. A easy way to remember! Wind direction Tack, Starboard or Port A boat in on thetack, starboard or port , corresponding to herwindwardside. 18. Illustration 1 (Upwind Situation) Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 19. Yellow (Y) is on starboard-tack and the right-of-way boat. Blue (B) is on port-tack and the keep clear boat.Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 20. B bears away to keep clear of Y.B keeps clear of Y if Y can sail her course with no need to take avoiding action. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 21. B bears away to keep clear of Y.Y maintains the course not to prevent B to keep clear and has to avoid contact, R14. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 22. B can safely pass under the stern of Y and complies R10 to keep clear. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 23. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. B can safely pass under the stern of Y and complies R10 to keep clear. 24. B can safely pass under the stern of Y and complies R10 to keep clear. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 25. B can safely pass under the stern of Y and complies R10 to keep clear. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 26. Yellow (Y) is on starboard tack and the right of way boat. Blue(B) is on port tack and the keep clear boat.Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 27. Yellow (Y) is on starboard tack and the right of way boat. Blue(B) is on port tack and the keep clear boat.Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 28. B changes course to keep clear of Y. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 29. When after the starting signal, Y and B are crossing each other on opposite tacks, and B is keeping clear of Y, Y shall not change course if as a result B would immediately need to change course to continue keeping clear, R16.2. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 30. B passes safely under the stern of Y and fulfills the obligation of keep clear under R10 . Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 31. B passes safely under the stern of Y and fulfills the obligation of keep clear under R10 . Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 32. Yellow (Y) is on starboard-tack. Blue (B) is on port-tack. Since two boats are on opposite tack, Y is the right-of-way boat and B is the give-way boat. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 33. B shall keep clear of Y even Y is approaching B from astern. Although Y is right-of-way boat, R14 requires Y to avoid contact with B. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on opositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 34. B changes course by luffing up to avoid Y. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 35. B changes course by luffing up to avoid Y. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 36. B changes course by luffing up to avoid Y. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 37. Bkeeps clear of Y. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 38. Starboard. Hold your course Y is on starboard-tack and the right-of-way boat. B is on port-tack and the keep clear boat.If B intends to cross close in front of Y, normally B will hail Hold your course to assure that B knows the presence of Y and shows her intention to cross in front of Y requesting Y not to change any course. Y hails Starboard to remind B that she is the right-of-way boat.Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 39. Starboard. Though B has hailed Hold your course, Y is not bound by that hail.If Y thinks that contact will be occurred, a quick second hail of starboard is wise enough to urge Bs action. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 40. If it is clear that B is not keeping clear, Y shall avoid contact and consider to take action. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 41. Protest It is not necessary for Y to hit B to prove that B fails to keep clear.R14 requires both Y and B to avoid contact if reasonably possible.Y is able to change course to avoid contact and she does so to fulfill R14.Y can then protest B for breaking R10.If Y does not change course and hit B, B fails to keep clear of Y under R10.Then both Y and B break R14.If the contact causes damage, Y shall also be penalized under R14. Rule 10: ON OPPOSITE TACKS When boats are on oppositetacks , aport-tackboat shallkeep clearof astarboardtackboat. 42. IllustrationsRule 11:ON THE SAME tack, OVERLAPPED When boats are on the sametackandoverlapped , awindwardboat shallkeep clearof aleewardboat. 43. Blue (B) is the leeward and the right-of-way boat Yellow (Y)is the windward and the give-way boat. Blue (B) and Yellow (Y) are overlap because they are on the same tack andneither is clear astern. B is the leeward boat.Y is the windward boat.Y shall keep clear of B. Rule 11: ON THE SAME tack, OVERLAPPED When boats are on the sametackandoverlapped , awindwardboat shallkeep clearof aleewardboat. 44. Both Y and B are on starboard-tack.As per definition of overlap, they also overlap.Since Y is on the leeward side of B, Y is leeward boat and B is windward boat.Under R11, Y is right-of-way boat and B shall keep clear. Rule 11: ON THE SAME tack, OVERLAPPED When boats are on the sametackandoverlapped , awindwardboat shallkeep clearof aleewardboat. 45. Both Y and B are on starboard-tack. As per definition of overlap, they also overlap.It is difficult to know which one is the leeward boat when boats are on much different angles of sail.In this situation, Y is leeward boat since Y will be hit on her own windward side.Under R11, Y is right-of-way boat and B shall keep clear. Rule 11: ON THE SAME tack, OVERLAPPED When boats are on the sametackandoverlapped , awindwardboat shallkeep clearof aleewardboat. 46. Both Y and B are on starboard-tack and overlap.Since Y is on the leeward side of B, Y is leeward boat and B is windward boat.Under R11, Y is right-of-way boat and B shall keep clear. Rule 11: ON THE SAME tack, OVERLAPPED When boats are on the sametackandoverlapped , awindwardboat shallkeep clearof aleewardboat. 47. Yellow (Y)is clear astern of Blue (B) because her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of B's hull and equipment in normal position.B is clear ahead. (See definition of Clear Astern and Clear Ahead.) B is the right-of-way boat and Y shall keep clear of B,R12. Rule 12:ON THE SAME TACK, NOT OVERLAPPED When boats are on the sametackand notoverlapped , a boatclear asternshallkeep clearof a boatclear ahead . 48. Illustration 4 Exception 1 Passing an Obstruction Rule 13 : WHILE TACKING After a boat passes head to wind, she shallkeep clearof other boats until she is on a close-hauled course.During that time rules 10, 11 and 12 do not apply.If two boats are subject to this rule at the same time, the one on the others port side shallkeep clear .` 49. Room to tackYellow (Y) is on starboard tack and Green (G) and Blue (B) are on port tack. G and B shall keep clear of Y under R 10.Y is an obstruction to G and B.B and G are on the same tack and B is leeward and right of way boat.B has the option to choose either path, passing below Y or tack, to keep clear of Y.In this situation, B chooses to tack.Under R19.1, when safety requires a close-hauled boat to make a substantial course change to avoid an obstruction and she intends to tack, she shall hail for room to do so.Rule 13 : WHILE TACKING After a boat passes head to wind, she shallkeep clearof other boats until she is on a close-hauled course.During that time rules 10, 11 and 12 do not apply.If two boats are subject to this rule at the same time, the one on the others port side shallkeep clear . 50. You tack. Under R19.1(b), G responds and immediately reply You tack. Rule 13 : WHILE TACKING After a boat passes head to wind, she shallkeep clearof other boats until she is on a close-hauled course.During that time rules 10, 11 and 12 do not apply.If two boats are subject to this rule at the same time, the one on the others port side shallkeep clear . 51. In this situation, B shall tack as soon as possible and G shall give room.It is anotherexception that a boat is not prevented from tacking since R19.1(b) states that R13 does not apply in this situation. Rule 13 : WHILE TACKING After a boat passes head to wind, she shallkeep clearof other boats until she is on a close-hauled course.During that time rules 10, 11 and 12 do not apply.If two boats are subject to this rule at the same time, the one on the others port side shallkeep clear . 52. B continues to tack and G continues to give B room. Rule 13 : WHILE TACKING After a boat passes head to wind, she shallkeep clearof other boats until she is on a close-hauled course.During that time rules 10, 11 and 12 do not apply.If two boats are subject to this rule at the same time, the one on the others port side shallkeep clear . 53. B continues to tack and G continues to give B room. Rule 13 : WHILE TACKING After a boat passes head to wind, she shallkeep clearof other boats until she is on a close-hauled course.During that time rules 10, 11 and 12 do not apply.If two boats are subject to this rule at the same time, the one on the others port side shallkeep clear . 54. B continues to tack and G continues to give B room. 55. G shall keep clear of both B and Y under R10. Y shall keep clear of B under R11. 56. G shall keep clear of both B and Y under R10. Y shall keep clear of B under R11. 57. Illustration 5Exception 2 - At the starting line Rule 13 : WHILE TACKING After a boat passes head to wind, she shallkeep clearof other boats until she is on a close-hauled course.During that time rules 10, 11 and 12 do not apply.If two boats are subject to this rule at the same time, the one on the others port side shallkeep clear .` 58. The race is not yet started.Blue (B) and Yellow (Y) are in the pre-start side approaching the starting line to start on starboard tack. Green (G) is on the course side. 59. The race is started.G shall sail completely to the pre-start side of the line under R29.1. Bang 60. Y is under the leeward side of B and wind shadow of B. 61. In order to get clear wind, Y intends to tack to port. 62. G sailing towards the pre-start side of the starting line shall keep clear of Y under R20.When R20 applies between G and Y, Section A rules do not. 63. Even Y tacks and passes head to wind, G shall still keep clear of Y since R13 (Section A rule) does not apply in this situation.It is another exception that a boat is not prevented from tacking. 64. G shall still keep clear of Y until G is completely on the pre-start side. 65. Rule 14 : AVOIDING CONTACT 66. Rule 14 : AVOIDING CONTACT A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible.However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled toroom (a) need not act to avoid contact until it is clear that the other boat is notkeeping clearorgiving room , and(b) shall not be penalized under this rule unless there is contact that causes damage. Illustration 67. Starboard. Y is on starboard-tack and the right-of-way boat. B is on port-tack and the keep clear boat.Rule 10 applies.Although Y is not obliged to hail starboard, it is wise to do so to remind Bs obligation. Rule 14 : AVOIDING CONTACT A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible.However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled toroom (a) need not act to avoid contact until it is clear that the other boat is notkeeping clearorgiving room , and(b) shall not be penalized under this rule unless there is contact that causes damage. 68. Starboard. A right-of-way boat need not act avoid contact until it is clear that the other boat is not keeping clear.In this situation, Y hails starboard for the second time and starts to consider to act avoid contact. Rule 14 : AVOIDING CONTACT A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible.However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled toroom (a) need not act to avoid contact until it is clear that the other boat is notkeeping clearorgiving room , and(b) shall not be penalized under this rule unless there is contact that causes damage. 69. If it is clear that B is not keeping clear, Y shall avoid contact with B if reasonably possible.In this situation, Y luffs up to avoid contact.Rule 14 : AVOIDING CONTACT A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible.However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled toroom (a) need not act to avoid contact until it is clear that the other boat is notkeeping clearorgiving room , and(b) shall not be penalized under this rule unless there is contact that causes damage. 70. B is late to take action to keep clear of Y and breaks R10. 71. Y takes action to avoid contact with B and does not break R14. 72. END Main Menu Rule 15 Rule 14 :AVOIDING CONTACT A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible.However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled toroom (a) need not act to avoid contact until it is clear that the other boat is notkeeping clearorgiving room , and(b) shall not be penalized under this rule unless there is contact that causes damage. 73. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAY 74. Illustration 1 Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAY When a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 75. Y and B are on port-tack, overlap and on a converging course.B is leeward right of way boat and Y is windward give way boat under R11. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 76. Y gybes and at the same time keep clear of B under R11. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 77. Y gybes to starboard-tack and becomes right of way boat because Y and B are on opposite tack under R10. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 78. When Y acquires right of way, she shall initially give B room to keep clear under R15 .In this situation, B is given enough room to keep clear and B now alters course to keep clear under R10.Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 79. B gybes to starboard-tack. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 80. When B gybes to starboard, she is still the give way boat since she is windward boat under R11. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 81. B luffs up to keep clear and complies R11. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 82. B is keeping clear of Y under R11. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 83. Illustration 2 Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAY When a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 84. Y and B are on port-tack, overlap and on a converging course.B is leeward right of way boat and Y is windward give way boat under R11. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 85. When the distance becomes closer, Y starts to gybe.At this position, Y is still keeping clear of B under R11. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 86. Instead of altering course to keep clear of B which is a leeward boat, Y quickly gybes to starboard. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 87. Now Y and B is on opposite tack and Y becomes right of way boat under R10. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 88. In order to keep clear of Y, B can only gybe to starboard. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 89. When Y acquires right of way, she shall initially give B room to keep clear under R15. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 90. When B immediately alters course to keep clear of Y, there is contact between B and Y.In this situation, Y does not initially give B room to keep clear. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 91. Y then breaks R15.B also breaks R11 since she fails to keep clear of a leeward boat and R14 for failing to avoid contact but is exonerated under R64.1(b) since Y has compelled B to break the rules. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 92. Y is leeward right of way boat and B shall keep clear under R11. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 93. Illustration 3 Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAY When a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 94. Y and B are on starboard-tack.B is clear ahead and the right-of-way boat.Y is the give-way boat under R12. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 95. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. Y and B are on starboard-tack.B is clear ahead and the right-of-way boat.Y is the give-way boat under R12. 96. B luffs above close hauled and becomes overlap to the leeward of Y.B is still the right of way boat under R11 and Y shall continue keep clear. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 97. B passes head to wind and R13 applies. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 98. B shall keep clear of Y under R13. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 99. B tacks in front of Y. Now they are on opposite tack. Y becomes the right-of-way boat and B shall keep clear under R10.In this situation, Y does not need to initially give B room to keep clear because Y acquires right of way because of Bs action. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 100. Although B tries to avoid contact by luffing up, there is still contact since B tacks so close.B breaks R10 for failing to keep clear a starboard-tack boat and R14 for failing to avoid contact.Y does not break R14 since she cannot reasonably avoid the contact. Rule 15: ACQUIRING RIGHT OF WAYWhen a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boatroomtokeep clear , unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats action. 101. Rule 16CHANGING COURSE 102. Illustration 1 Rule 16CHANGING COURSE Rule 16.1 When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . Rule 16.2 In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 103. Yellow (Y) is on starboard-tack and the right-of-way boat. Blue(B) is on port-tack and the give-way boat.B is keeping clear of Y since they are not on a converging course. Rule 16.1: When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . 104. B is keeping clear of Y under R10. Rule 16.1: When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . 105. B is keeping clear of Y under R10. Rule 16.1: When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . 106. When the distance becomes closer, Y changes course toward B. Rule 16.1: When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . 107. In response to Ys changing course, B bears away to keep clear of Y in a seamanlike manner. Rule 16.1: When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . 108. There was contact between B and Y. Since Y, a right-of-way boat, does not give B room to keep clear when she changes course, Y breaks R16.1.She also breaks R14 for failing to avoid contact.B breaks R10 and R14 but is exonerated under R64.1(b) since Ys breaking of a rule compels B to break a rule. Rule 16.1: When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . 109. Illustration 2 Rule 16CHANGING COURSE Rule 16.1 When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . Rule 16.2 In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 110. Yellow (Y) is on starboard-tack and the right-of-way boat. Blue (B) is on port-tack and the give-way boat.Although Y and B is on a converging course, B is slightly ahead and keeping clear of Y. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 111. B is keeping clear of Y under R10. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 112. When the distance becomes closer, B can safely cross in front of Y. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 113. Y suddenly luffs up to hunt B. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 114. When Y finds that contact will likely be occurred, Y immediately resumes her original course before B takes any action. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 115. Both boats break no rule.B is keeping clear of Y under R10.Y does not break R16. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 116. Illustration 3 Rule 16CHANGING COURSE Rule 16.1 When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . Rule 16.2 In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 117. Yellow (Y) is on starboard-tack and the right-of-way boat. Blue(B) is on port-tack and the give-way boat.Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 118. B is slightly ahead of Y and at this position, B is keeping clear of Y under R10. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 119. Wind direction At this position, B is keeping clear of Y since B can safely cross in front of Y. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 120. New wind direction When there is a wind shift coming from the right, both Y and B respond to the new wind direction and there is contact.Although Y is still on her close hauled course, Y has changed course (either changing compass bearing or direction) .Since Y does not give B room to keep clear, she breaks R16.1.In addition, Y can reasonably avoid contact but fails to do so and thus breaks R14.B breaks R10 for failing to keep clear a starboard-tack boat but is exonerated under R64.1(b).B does not break R14 since she cannot avoid the contact because of Ys action. 121. Illustration 4 Rule 16CHANGING COURSE Rule 16.1 When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . Rule 16.2 In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 122. Both Y and B are running parallel on port-tack.B is leeward overlap with Y and right-of-way boat. Y is windward and give-way boat under R11. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 123. Y is keeping clear of B under R11. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 124. Y is keeping clear of B under R11. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 125. B sheets in her sails but still maintains the course direction.Y shall be careful of Bs action. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 126. B gybes without changing course. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 127. Now B gybes to starboard. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 128. B is now on starboard-tack and her boom is releasing to normal sailing position. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 129. Both Bs and Ys booms touch with each other.Y breaks R10 for failing to keep clear of B which is on starboard.R15 and R16.1 do not apply since B is always the right-of-way boat and does not change course during the maneuver. Both B and Y break R14 for failing to avoid contact and B will be penalized if the contact causes damage. 130. Illustration 5 Rule 16CHANGING COURSE Rule 16.1 When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . Rule 16.2 In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 131. Blue(B) is on port-tack and the give-way boat.Yellow (Y) is on starboard-tack and the right-of-way boat. Y and B are about to cross each other on opposite tack. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 132. B is keeping clear by bearing away to comply with R10 and can pass safety under the stern of Y if Y does not change course. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 133. When after the starting signal, if the port-tack boat B is keeping clear of the starboard-tack boat Y, R16.2 requires Y not to change course if as a result B would immediately need to change course to continue keeping clear.In this situation, B has to immediately change course again to continue keeping clear of Y though Y gives B room to keep clear.Y complies with R16.1 but breaks R16.2. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 134. Illustration 6 Rule 16CHANGING COURSE Rule 16.1 When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . Rule 16.2 In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 135. Yellow (Y) is on starboard-tack and the right-of-way boat. Blue (B) is on port-tack and the give-way boat.Y and B are running in parallel, i.e. not about to cross or crossing each other.B is keeping clear of Y. 136. Y changes course by luffing up.Y complies with R16.1 since she gives B room to keep clear when she changes course. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 137. B keeps clear by gybing and complies with R10.Though B has to change course immediately to continue keeping clear of Y, Y does not break R16.2 since before Y changes course they are not about to cross nor crossing each other. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 138. B gybes to starboard to continue keeping clear of Y under R11 since B now becomes the windward boat. Rule 16.2: In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear . 139. END Main Menu Rule 16CHANGING COURSE Rule 16.1 When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boatroomtokeep clear . Rule 16.2 In addition, when after the starting signal boats are about to cross or are crossing each other on oppositetacks , and theport-tackboat is keeping clear of thestarboard-tackboat, thestarboard-tackboat shall not change course if as a result theport-tackboat would immediately need to change course to continuekeeping clear .Rule 17.1 140. Rule 17ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE 141. Illustration 1 Rule 17ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 142. Yellow (Y) is the clear ahead and the right-of-way boat. Blue (B) is the clear astern and the give way boat, R12. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 143. B is sailing faster and will catch up to the leeward of Y. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 144. B establishes a leeward overlap with Y within two of B's hull length and becomes right-of-way boat, R11, but B shall initially give Y room to keep clear under R15. Y becomes a keep clear boat because she is now a windward boat. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 145. Y iskeepingclear of B.B cannot luff up to sail above close hauled because R17.1 requires her not to sail above her proper course, i.e. close hauled at this stage, since B falls into the limit of R17.1 when she establishes a leeward overlap from clear astern. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 146. R17.1 still applies when the overlap remains. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 147. Now B breaks the overlap by sailing faster, she becomes the right-of-way boat, R12. Y is now becoming keep clear boat because she is clear astern. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 148. Now the overlap is established again but by the action of Y coming astern, B is not limited by R17.1 by sailing above proper course, i.e. close hauled at this stage, provided B shall give Y room to keep clear when B changes course, R16.1.B now can legally luff Y. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 149. Even B is sailing above proper course, Y shall keep clear of B because Y is a windward boat, R11, provided every time B changes course, she gives Y room to keep clear. Rule 17.1:If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 150. Illustration 2Rule 17ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 151. Blue (B) is the clear ahead and the right-of-way boat. Yellow (Y) is clear astern and give-way boat, R12. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 152. Y establishes a windward overlap with B and is still give way boat, R11. B is still right-of-way boat because she is a leeward boat.In addition, she is not limited by R17.1 and can legally luff Y provided she gives Y room to keep clear when she changes course, R16.1. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 153. Even B luffs above close hauled, Y shall keep clear under R11 provided B gives Y room to keep clear. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 154. B continues to luff until head to wind and Y shall respond to keep clear, R11. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 155. Illustration 3Rule 17ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 156. Yellow (Y) is clear ahead and the right-of-way boat, R12 Blue (B) is clear astern and the give way boat.She tries to establish a leeward overlap from clear astern. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 157. Now Y and B are overlap.Since B establishes a leeward overlap from clear astern with more than 2 boat length, R17.1 does not limit B by sailing above proper course. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 158. B can now luff up above close hauled and Y shall keep clear provided B gives Y room to keep clear even the distance between B and Y becomes less than 2 boat length. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 159. B can now luff up above close hauled and Y shall keep clear provided B gives Y room to keep clear even the distance between B and Y becomes less than 2 boat length. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 160. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . B can now luff up above close hauled and Y shall keep clear provided B gives Y room to keep clear even the distance between B and Y becomes less than 2 boat length. 161. Illustration 4Rule 17ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 162. Yellow (Y) is on starboard-tack and the right-of-way boat. Blue (B) is on port-tack and the give way boat. Rule 10 applies Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 163. B begins to tack and still on port tack and shall keep clear of Y, R10. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 164. B is still on port tack not until she passes head to wind and shall keep clear of Y, R10. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 165. B is now tacking and shall keep clear of Y until she is on close hauled course, R13. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 166. Before B reaches the close hauled course, Y establishes a leeward overlap and still is the right-of-way boat, R11. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 167. Y can now luff up to above proper course provided she gives B room to keep clear under R16.1 since R17.1 does not apply if the overlap begins while the windward boat is required by R13 to keep clear. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 168. Provided Y gives B room to keep clear, once Y luffs up until head to wind, B shall respond to keep clear under R11. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 169. Illustration 5Rule 17ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 170. Yellow (Y) is the clear ahead and the right-of-way boat Blue (B) is the clear astern and the give-way boat. Rule 12 applies. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 171. B establishes a leeward overlap from clear astern with Y and becomes a right-of-way boat, R11. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 172. B establishes a leeward overlap from clear astern with Y and becomes a right-of-way boat, R11. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 173. Even B establishes a leeward overlap with Y within 2 boat length from clear astern as limited by R.17.1, B can even luff up to above close hauled if as a result she promptly sails astern of Y. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 174. Illustration 6Rule 17ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 175. Both Blue (b) and Yellow (y) are on starboard tack.B is clear ahead and Y is clear astern.Y shall keep clear of B under R.12. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 176. Y establishes a leeward overlap from coming astern and becomes the right-of-way boat.B shall now keep clear of Y under R.11 and Y shall initially give B room to keep clear under R15. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 177. Though B shall keep clear of Y under R11, Y is limited by R.17.1 not to sail above her proper course. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 178. Y gybes to port tack and shall keep clear of B under R10. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 179. Now B and Y are on opposite tack and Y shall keep clear of B under R10. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 180. Y gybes again. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 181. Y gybes to starboard tack with the same tack of B and is leeward to B.Y now becomesright-of-way boat again. R11 requires B to keep clear but Y shall initially give B room to keep clear, R15. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 182. Since Y now establishes a leeward overlap by gybing twice quickly, she is not limited by R17.1 and is legal to sail above proper course, i.e. to luff B.But before Y changes course by luffing up, she shall give B room to keep clear, R16.1. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 183. B responds to keep clear under R11. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 184. Illustration 7Rule 17ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 185. Around 20 seconds before start Before start, Yellow (Y) is clear ahead and the right-of-way boat, R12. Blue (B) is clear astern and the give way boat but sails faster. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 186. B establishes a leeward overlap with Y within 2 boat length and becomes right-of-way boat, R11 but has to initially give Y room to keep clear. Y becomes give way boat and need to start taking action to keep clear. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 187. B luffs up and has to give Y room to keep clear when B changes course, R16.1. Y has to keep clear under R11 . Rule 17.1: If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 188. B continues to luff up and Y continues to keep clear, R11. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 189. B continues to luff up and Y continues to keep clear, R11. Rule 17.1: If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so sh promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 190. B continues to luff up and Y has to keep clear even she is above close hauled. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 191. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . B is allowed to sail above close hauled until head to wind provided she gives Y room to keep clear.R17.1 does not apply since there is no proper course before start. Y has to keep clear even she has to pass head to wind (R13) or cross the starting line prematurely. 192. B is allowed to sail above close hauled until head to wind provided she gives Y room to keep clear.R17.1 does not apply since there is no proper course before start. Y has to keep clear even she has to pass head to wind (R13) or cross the starting line prematurely. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 193. Bang When the race starts, B immediately bears away to close hauled, i.e. sails not above proper course because R17.1 applies.B still maintains the right-of-way boat if the overlap still exists, R11. Y continues to keep clear. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 194. B is leeward and right-of-way boat, R11. Y is windward and give way boat. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 195. Illustration 8Rule 17ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 196. Around 20 seconds before start Before start, Yellow (Y) is clear ahead and the right-of-way boat, R12. Blue (B) is clear astern and the give way boat but sails faster. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 197. B establishes a leeward overlap with Y within 2 boat length and becomes right-of-way boat and has to initially give Y room to keep clear, R11. Y now becomes give way boat and starts to take action to keep clear. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 198. B luffs up but has to give Y room to keep clear when she changes course, R16.1. Y has to keep clear. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 199. B continues to luff up and Y responds and luffs up to keep clear. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 200. B continues to luff up and Y responds and luffs up to keep clear. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 201. B continues to luff up and Y responds and luffs up to keep clear. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 202. B continues to luff up and Y respondsand luffs up to keep clear.Now it is now about to start but B is a little bit below the lay line to pass the port end.Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 203. Bang The race starts.B continues to luff up and Y has to keep clear provided B gives Y room to keep clear.Though R.17.1 applies that it requires B not to sail above proper course, B does not break the rule since at that stage, B's proper course is to sail above close hauled to pass the port end. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 204. B continues to luff up until head to wind or pass the port end provided she gives Y room to keep clear even Y has to pass head to wind. B is still sailing her proper course.Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 205. B continues to luff up until head to wind or pass the port end provided she give Y room to keep clear even Y has to pass head to wind. B is still sailing her proper course.Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 206. When B passes the port end, she immediately bears away to close hauled, i.e. not to sail above her proper course.Since the overlap still maintains, Y continues to keep clear, R11. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 207. B is leeward and right-of-way boat, R11. Y is windward and give way boat. Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 208. ENDMain Menu Rule 17.2 Rule 17ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE Rule 17.1 If a boatclear asternbecomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths toleewardof a boat on the sametack , she shall not sail above herproper coursewhile they remainoverlappedwith that distance, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other boat.This rule does not apply if theoverlapbegins while the windward boat is required by rule 13 tokeep clear . 209. Rule 17.2 210. Illustration 1 Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboat or a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes. 211. Yellow (Y) is sailing on a free leg and is less than two of her hull lengths from Blue (B), a leeward boat.Y shall not sail below her proper course under R17.2.She shall also keep clear of B, R11. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward,while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboator a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes. 212. Yellow (Y) is sailing on a free leg and is less than two of her hull lengths from Blue (B), a leeward boat.Y shall not sail below her proper course under R17.2.She shall also keep clear of B, R11. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward,while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboator a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes. 213. Yellow (Y) is sailing on a free leg and is less than two of her hull lengths from Blue (B), a leeward boat.Y shall not sail below her proper course under R17.2.She shall also keep clear of B, R11. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward,while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboator a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes. 214. Yellow (Y) is sailing on a free leg and is less than two of her hull lengths from Blue (B), a leeward boat.Y shall not sail below her proper course under R17.2.She shall also keep clear of B, R11. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward,while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboator a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes. 215. Illustration 2 Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboat or a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes. 216. Both Yellow (Y) and Blue (B) are sailing on a free leg, i.e. not on a beat to windward.Y is clear ahead of B.B shall keep clear of Y under R 12. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboator a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her , she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes 217. Since the distance between Y and B is more than 2 hull lengths, R17.2 does not limit Y to sail below her proper course.B shall keep clear of Y under R 12. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboator a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her , she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes 218. B clear astern is steering a course to leeward of Y.She is also less than two of Y's hull length. Y is now limited by R 17.2 not to sail below her proper course.B continues to keep clear of Y under R 12. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboator a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her ,she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes 219. B clear astern is steering a course to leeward of Y and is less than two of Y's hull length.Y is limited by R 17.2 not to sail below her proper course.She has to resume her proper course by luffing up towards the mark.B continues to keep clear of Y under R 12.Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboator a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her ,she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes 220. B clear astern is steering a course to leeward of Y and is less than two of Y's hull length.Y is limited by R 17.2 not to sail below her proper course.She has to resume her proper course by luffing up towards the mark.B continues to keep clear of Y under R 12.Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboator a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her ,she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes 221. B clear astern is steering a course to leeward of Y and is less than two of Y's hull length.Y is limited by R 17.2 not to sail below her proper course.She has to resume her proper course by luffing up towards the mark.B continues to keep clear of Y under R 12.Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboator a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her ,she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes 222. Y is now sailing her proper course complying with R 17.2.B continues to keep clear of Y under R12. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboator a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her ,she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes 223. Illustration 3 Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboat or a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes. 224. Blue (B) is clear astern, steering a course to leeward and within 2 hulls lengths of Yellow (Y).Y is limited by R17.2 not to sail below her proper course. Rule 17.2: Except n beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboat or a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboat or a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes 225. Blue (B) is clear astern, steering a course to leeward and within 2 hulls lengths of Yellow (Y).Y is limited by R17.2 not to sail below her proper course. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboat or a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes 226. Blue (B) is clear astern, steering a course to leeward and within 2 hulls lengths of Yellow (Y).Y is limited by R17.2 not to sail below her proper course. She maintains her proper course. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboat or a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes 227. Blue (B) is clear astern, steering a course to leeward and within 2 hulls lengths of Yellow (Y).Y is limited by R17.2 not to sail below her proper course.She maintains her proper course. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboat or a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewardof her, she shall not sail below herproper courseunless she gybes 228. Blue (B) is clear astern, steering a course to leeward and within 2 hulls lengths of Yellow (Y).Y is limited by R17.2 not to sail below her proper course.She maintains her proper course. Rule 17.2: Except on beat to windward, while a boat is less than two of her hull lengths from aleewardboat or a boatclear asternsteering a course toleewa