Posted: 4/29/2019 11:14:54 AM
Last month, I looked at two boats going downwind towards the leeward mark and the requirement to look to leeward for boats coming upwind. This month I want to talk about looking astern. I have commonly heard reference to a rule, “overtaking boats must keep clear.” This rule is actually not in the rulebook (though something close is in Colregs, governing boats not racing, but that’s outside the scope of this article). It is a good shortcut to remember rule 12, but there are some important differences.
 
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This page provides links to a set of articles original published in Kwasind magazine. The versions here include animated diagrams. The original articles can be found within the original magazines which are available online back to January 2007. 

Articles before December 2016 are based on the Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-12 or 2013-2016 and have not been updated to reflect the changes that apply as of January 2017 with the publication of the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-20. A copy of the new rules can be found on sailing.org.
ABOUT ANDREW ALBERTI
Andrew Alberti has been writing these monthly articles in the Kwasind since early 1997.  They explain the Racing Rules of Sailing. Andrew is a National Judge and National Umpire. He is a member of the Sail Canada Rules and Appeals Committees. The interpretation of the rules contained in the articles is Andrew's and not that of the RCYC or any of the committees he sits on. 

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