I know starboard tack is the stand on boat in a crossing situation. I also know right of way rules must be abandoned in order to avoid a collision
so my question is more about preferences and tendencies than hard and fast rules.
If you are on a starboard tack and a head
with a port tack boat is becoming more likely with each passing second, is your tendency to hold your course and hope the other boat falls off in time, fall off so the other boat can see you more clearly in front of his jib
, or head
up and hope to pass port-to-port.
This situation is not uncommon in fleet racing
during the start sequence.