Ok, here is what I saw..
Neo is hard on the wind
(15 sec mark of video).
The other boat
has a constant bearing and decreasing range, i.e. collision
will happen if "someone doesn't do something".
Based on the wind
gage and waves, the other boat
is either on a beam reach or maybe a broad reach.
Also based on the video and point of sail, the other vessels sails
look to be set where they should be if he was close hulled, not on a broad or beam reach. I could be wrong but it struck me the other boat's skipper
is somewhat inexperienced based on this (and not giving way to a vessel on a stbd tack).
Neo is on stbd tack, the other boat on port tack. This is not a race
rules don't apply.
Neo only has on option and that is to fall off the wind.
Other boat has several, and the obligation to give way.
The other boat should have given way.
The only problem I have is neither boat sounded a horn to indicate intensions.
I would have done exactly what Neo did to avoid the collision
, except I would have sounded my air horn to let him know my intentions.
Had the exact same situation happen a year ago, except I was watching him and he didn't see me.
(Arm chair skippering 101)