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Old 17-08-2015, 05:35   #1
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The Sailboat Col Regs

Having been all three (sailor, fisherman and stinkpotter), and having thoroughly enjoyed the threads about the other two, I humbly submit the official Sailboat COLREGs:

Rule 1. You always have right of way. It doesn't matter whether or not you have sails up. Don't bother to look this up in the real ColRegs. It is a birthright. Since your vessel is capable of sailing (even if it seldom does) you are, by definition, better than everyone else on the water.

Rule 2. You are obligated to educate everyone on the water about rule #1. If someone doesn't flee in fear at your approach, abruptly and repeatedly change course until they're forced to put those stinking engines in full reverse.

Rule 3. Showers are a waste of our planet's precious resources. Anyone who takes one is evil. Treat them as such.

Rule 4. Moorings are always free. Pay no attention to the names, numbers or warnings written on them. If you're still unsure, slip out early before they come to collect.

Rule 5. Toilet paper found in public restrooms was left there for you to resupply your boat. Take the whole roll.
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Old 17-08-2015, 05:47   #2
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Wow. Sounds like you need to take a nice relaxing cruise.
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Wow. Sounds like you need to take a nice relaxing cruise.
It's humor. Read these and maybe you'll understand.

The Fishing Col Regs

The Powerboat Col Regs
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If someone doesn't flee in fear at your approach, abruptly and repeatedly change course until they're forced to put those stinking engines in full reverse.
This has nothing to do with ColRegs, it's simply the result of "tacking", normally defined as "a technique only understood by hardened sailors, in which the shortest distance between two points is the letter Z."
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" Many a true world said in jest "!


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I've a sail up. I have rights even though I'm a motorboat motoring!



I could have put up the forward sail to accentuate my rights!

Most of the sailboats I encounter are also motoring. We manage to pass without incidence. It's a matter of self preservation.
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See...... Another sailer who doesn't know when his ball(s) are supposed to be hanging out to dry !! ..... >>> ( hoofing it ) >>>


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Re: The Sailboat Col Regs

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Having been all three (sailor, fisherman and stinkpotter), and having thoroughly enjoyed the threads about the other two, I humbly submit the official Sailboat COLREGs:

Rule 1. You always have right of way. It doesn't matter whether or not you have sails up. Don't bother to look this up in the real ColRegs. It is a birthright. Since your vessel is capable of sailing (even if it seldom does) you are, by definition, better than everyone else on the water.

Rule 2. You are obligated to educate everyone on the water about rule #1. If someone doesn't flee in fear at your approach, abruptly and repeatedly change course until they're forced to put those stinking engines in full reverse.

Rule 3. Showers are a waste of our planet's precious resources. Anyone who takes one is evil. Treat them as such.

Rule 4. Moorings are always free. Pay no attention to the names, numbers or warnings written on them. If you're still unsure, slip out early before they come to collect.

Rule 5. Toilet paper found in public restrooms was left there for you to resupply your boat. Take the whole roll.
Aloha Tom,

I'm so happy you've learned the rules of the road applicable to sailors. I'm not certain about the one concerning toilet tissue 'cause a real sailor doesn't use that nor wash his hands.
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We definitely need to consolidate our interpretations of the Sailing COLREGs :-)
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