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Old 11-08-2020, 13:30   #1
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Ouch!

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Now let me get those COLREGS out..
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LOL!
But seriously, hit the the wrong boat and put a couple of tiny marks in it and some folks be after him for 15k. No joke
And sad the footage ended there, I dare say the best was yet to come!
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But seriously, hit the the wrong boat and put a couple of tiny marks in it and some folks be after him for 15k. No joke
How so?? The windsurfer was the stand-on vessel based on that perspective and the limited knowledge we have of the situation
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How so?? The windsurfer was the stand-on vessel based on that perspective and the limited knowledge we have of the situation

Yup. Wrongful death more likely.



But also split blame because of an obvious complete lack of watch keeping by both parties. The sail boarder was intent on not falling down, and sailors were... inattentive to say the least. Notice how slowly the heads appear. Didn't see him at all. They seem only dimly aware that they have hit anything.
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Old 11-08-2020, 14:52   #5
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Both are at fault, 5% sailboard, 90% sailboat.
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Old 12-08-2020, 00:24   #6
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How so?? The windsurfer was the stand-on vessel based on that perspective and the limited knowledge we have of the situation


Well, I don't think the COLREGS say anything about standing on...until you die!
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Well, I don't think the COLREGS say anything about standing on...until you die!

Actually they do in a negative way. 17 (b) requires you to NOT do that.



But if you don't follow Rule 5, then Rule 12 almost becomes moot. This is not a situation where the windsurfer is standing on, he's clearly totally unaware of the other boat.



As Adelie says both are at fault. I agree that the sailboat bears the brunt of the fault, but I'd say the windsurfer carries quite a bit more than 5%.
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Both are at fault, 5% sailboard, 90% sailboat.


... so.... what.... 5% act of God?
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or course we don't know if the windsurfer was standing on or if he had just changed course shortly before the collision
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Nope, 5% my engineering school forgot to teach me basic arithmetic.
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Why are you talking about wrongful death? Looks like the guy was unhurt and swimming at the end
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I don't know of any other way to windsurf a watercraft but to simply stand-on it.

Classic case of both crafts not keeping watch of what lies behind the sails.

Thanks for sharing. Morning entertainment.
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or course we don't know if the windsurfer was standing on or if he had just changed course shortly before the collision
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How so?? ..........based on that perspective and the limited knowledge we have of the situation
Agreed
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A friend was taking a ride on a narrow gauge steam train when he saw a rider on a dirt bike on a trail that ran next to the track. Up ahead the track crossed the railroad line and the dirt bike rider was so focused on riding his bike as fast as he could that he didnt notice there was a train on the tracks.


He crossed the track at the moment the locomotive passed the intersection and ended up bouncing his bike off the large traction tires of the locomotive which is the only reason he didnt go underneath the locomotive. I dont think he had any serious injuries, but that was one very lucky kid. A couple of yards either side of his impact point and he would have been mincemeat.


What was the outcome of the windsurfer incident ?
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Let's see... Windsurfer on Starboard tack... mnostly the Sailboat's fault, but how do two vessels totally screw up like this?
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