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Sounds to me like Ian is right.  If you decide to discuss this with him again later, simply ask him why he was so far below his proper course prior to overlapping you to leeward, make it sound like your agreeing with him about you being wrong.   Sounds like he's the kind of chap who might juts smugly explain how he'd out thought you then hit him with the rule 22.2 whammy.

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I still can't see any evidence the guy wasn't sailing a proper course when the overlap existed. If he'd capsized, for instance, he might have headed off on a bit of a reach while he sorted himself out... Rule 22 is a hard onme to prove.

And to be quite honest I can't see what his motive is supposed to be - its a pursuit race, he's in a faster boat, and he's ahead. Its game over unless the "slower" boat is something that has really dramatic performance on one leg or another, for instance the way a Canoe can take just about anything if the last leg is a beat, or a Cherub if its a real balls out reach.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 08 at 1:15pm
He may well have been sailing his 'proper course' but as I said originally, he can't just alter course when the overlap exists and try to shove me out of the way...
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I thought you could call water on any obstruction, regardless of your position in a race.
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