Nautical Rules of the Road

Nautical Rules of the Road – Sailing Tips

Here is a printable infographic on the risk of collision rules.

Typically, when two sailboats encounter on the high sea, there are three nautical rules to follow:

1. The boat on the port tack gives way to the boat on the starboard tack. 2. When on the same tack, the windward boat gives way to the leeward boat. 3. The overtaking vessel keeps clear of the slower vessel.

To learn more about the rules of the road, Download a Free! “Rules of the Road” article with graphics.

Sailing Rules of the road
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