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4. Rule 11 Scenario 1 – Opposing courses 1

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Are the boats on opposite tacks?

      See the definitions of Tack and Leeward and Windward.

If the boats are on the same tack, are they overlapped?

      See the definition of Clear Astern and Clear Ahead; Overlap

Which boat, if any, is obliged to keep clear?

      See Rule 11

Has the give way boat kept clear of the right of way boat at the final point in the illustration?

      See Definition of Keep Clear.

If the give way boat has not kept clear, what obligation, if any, does the right of way boat have?

      See Rule 14.

Does Rule 18 concerning mark-room apply?

      See Rule 18.1(c): Is the meeting between a boat approaching a mark and one leaving it?

Does Rule 16 concerning changing course apply?

      See Rule 16.1:  Is the boat changing course a right of way boat?
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