Originally Posted by Lodesman
If you're talking about Marc Guillemot, he went the opposite direction to the flow of traffic for nearly 30 miles total through two separate traffic schemes, forced many ships to avoid him, and when told by the coast guard he was going the wrong way in the lane, told them he was going to continue to do so in order to beat a record
. That's a far cry from a sailboat crossing a scheme at not-quite-90º.
Yes, I said it was a "wrong way" incident, and I never said that you would be prosecuted for crossing at "not quite 90 degrees".
But if the wind
is blowing at 90 degrees to the lane directions of a TSS, then a cruising sailboat which tacks through 100 degrees or more by the GPS
will be sailing closer to "wrong way" on one of its tacks than it will be sailing at 90 degrees. I think that's pretty bad and probably a violation, if you could have motored.
If you can't motor
, then the best thing to do is try to get across each lane on the one tack which keeps you going most nearly with the flow of the traffic in each lane, and do your best not to impede. I guess that's pretty obvious but bears repeating.