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  1. FPYC Racing Port / Starboard FPYC Racing

  2. Starboard has right of way over Port FPYC Racing

  3. Things to remember: It’s an advantage to start the race on starboard tack. It’s better to arrive at the windward mark on starboard tack. FPYC Racing

  4. wind THE COURSE finish Committee boat start Starboard Tack here! FPYC Racing

  5. What tack am I on? Look at where your boom is! – you are on the tack opposite of your boom. FPYC Racing

  6. wind Red is on Port tack, Green on Starboard Both intend to pass the windward mark on the Port side of the boat. FPYC Racing

  7. wind Starboard! Red is on Port tack, Green on Starboard FPYC Racing

  8. wind It’s good practice to call out Starboard so the Starboard tack boat knows that the other boat sees the situation and intends to clear. Hold your course FPYC Racing

  9. wind Red has 3 options: Clear (pass ahead of Green) Duck (steer lower and behind green) Or Tack (and then Red is on the same tack) Red is on Port tack, Green on Starboard FPYC Racing

  10. wind Red can pass cleanly. Green is obligated to continue on a straight course. Clear (pass ahead of Green) Red is on Port tack, Green on Starboard FPYC Racing

  11. wind Red chooses to duck (steer lower and behind green) Red is on Port tack, Green on Starboard FPYC Racing

  12. wind Red chooses to tack (and then Red is on the same tack) Note that Red is not on Starboard tack until the sails are full. Red is on Port tack, Green on Starboard FPYC Racing

  13. the end FPYC Racing