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Rules Corner #6—Sailing the Racecourse: The First Beat (cont.)

Rules Corner #5 discussed RRS-10, which addresses boats on opposite tacks. Now, let’s turn to the rights and obligations of boats sailing upwind on the same tack. RRS-11 (On the Same Tack, Overlapped) and RRS-12 (On the Same Tack, Not Overlapped) are the applicable rules. RRS-11 specifies “When boats are on the same tack and overlapped, a windward boat shall keep clear of a leeward boat.” RRS-12 specifies “When boats are on the same tack and not overlapped, a boat clear astern shall keep clear of a boat clear ahead.”

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