Course Outline

Note that the following illustrations are not drawn to scale. The boats are shown closer to each other than they should be when actually encountering another vessel on the water.

Meeting Head-On: The power-driven vessel is the give-way vessel. The sailing vessel is the stand-on vessel.

Meeting Head-On: Power vs. Sail

Paths That Cross: The power-driven vessel is the give-way vessel. The sailing vessel is the stand-on vessel.

Paths That Cross: Power vs. Sail

Overtaking: The vessel that is overtaking another vessel is the give-way vessel, regardless of whether it is a sailing vessel or a power-driven vessel. The vessel being overtaken is always the stand-on vessel.

Sailboat overtaking powerboat
Powerboat overtaking sailboat
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