Sort of like the rule's in OZ.
The extra bit here is not being on the piss while in "Command of a vessel".
I was told it meant that even when safely anchored for the night, I could still get nicked for pissy driving, as I may have to move during the night due to weather
, so even while asleep, I am in "command of a vessel"
Same as a car. You can't sleep it off in a car over here.
The cop's said that they won't hassle you in a boat at anchor
unless you are drawing attention to yourself.
Don't know if I could believe them.
I should be right, the cop's only seem to ever be in busy ancorages, or near resort's, which I am not.
And in all fairness they are usually after idiot's.
Wednesday afternoon races were a bit of a worry here as it was alway's a pissy race
[ in moderation of course ] with a bottle of rum
for the prize, and anyone wanting a ride on my boat, well, a bottle of rum admition.[ it'd be rude not to drink it ]
Alway's worried comming in through the lead's as an occasional inflatable
full of Wollaper's would be on the hunt, and i'm not sure if they would accept if Pontius [ the autopilot] was in charge.
Note: this is a short race
, no spinnaker
, in no more than 25 knot's usually with 50 other boat's nearby.
In no way do I up the piss while offshore