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Old 27 August 2006, 15:45   #1
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Bloody rude Yachties.

Bearing in mind that the girlfriend and I tend to look like mildly scruffy locals wherever we go-and the 'SouthWest Transport' waterproof coat I was wearing to the un-knowing would pretty much confirm it:-

While we were in Fowey I encountered quite a few 'Leftover Yellow Welly Brigade Yotties' from regatta week and they were without question the rudest and most up themselves people I've ever met. Their behaviour on the water was just as ignorant and rude as well.

I had a yacht gybe without warning for no apparent reason right across my bows and the only possible course of avoiding action I could take was slamming into full reverse to avoid him, (I was passing astern of him by 30+ feet at the time) and on several occasions whilst passing astern of sailing dinghies had them decide that they MUST occupy the same bit of water I was in by tacking a full 180 degrees-then them swearing at me because I had to throttle right up for a second or so to avoid being rammed and my wash knocked the wind out of their sails.

I am quite an experienced yottie and there was no reason for them doing this apart from sheer bloodymindedness.I'm fully aware they have right of way and was trying my hardest to keep well away/anticipate their manouevres but using right of way as a sledgehammer just to p1ss people off is downright ignorant. Where do these idiots get off?

The locals (yotties/dinghy sailers etc etc) were absolute stars and their behaviour was exemplary in comparison to the clowns from outside.

I was going to post this on YBW as well but for some reason I can't login to their forums anymore. Anyone want to play devils advocate?
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Old 27 August 2006, 17:19   #2
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I'm fully aware they have right of way
downt bee a twatt yew twatt.

reed rool 17 parragraf a ov de IPRCS

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Old 27 August 2006, 17:33   #3
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And rule 17 paragraph D...along with the rest of rule 17.


Y'know what, that's the 1st time I've ever thought one of garF's posts might actually have relevance...
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that's the 1st time I've ever thought one of garF's posts might actually have relevance...

fuk mee dats beeloe de fkin bellt

itts bunjee jumpin forr yew mi sunn

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And rule 17 paragraph D...along with the rest of rule 17
dats gott fuk orl too doo wiv itt.

de bitt dat meens dem yotnobburs carnt takk an jibe wily nily iz paragraff (a)sekshun (1)

ifn thay brayk dis rool yew cann fyre a annti colishun flair rite inn de bastuds iye (rool 39 parragraf e sekshun (4))

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I had a yacht gybe without warning for no apparent reason right across my bows and the only possible course of avoiding action I could take was slamming into full reverse to avoid him, (I was passing astern of him by 30+ feet at the time) and on several occasions whilst passing astern of sailing dinghies had them decide that they MUST occupy the same bit of water I was in by tacking a full 180 degrees-then them swearing at me because I had to throttle right up for a second or so to avoid being rammed and my wash knocked the wind out of their sails.
I would suggest you were too close to the yachts. Yachts have to take action (gybe, tack etc) when they *have to* and a RIB up their chuff will make no difference (and quite right too). Just keep clear or very alert. And don't use them as targets when at full tilt.

Power and sail craft will never really get on so give each other lots of room.

Just my opinion, of course....
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garfish you twat

A little pressy for Garf.http://www.spellcheck.net/

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Power and sail craft will never really get on so give each other lots of room.
Oh I don't know about that they always seam very polite and a happy bunch of chaps when you are really close …………….. and are about to throw a line and tow them off the rocks they are heading for
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Oh I don't know about that they always seam very polite and a happy bunch of chaps when you are really close …………….. and are about to throw a line and tow them off the rocks they are heading for
That must be payback time...

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I would suggest you were too close to the yachts. Yachts have to take action (gybe, tack etc) when they *have to* and a RIB up their chuff will make no difference (and quite right too). Just keep clear or very alert. And don't use them as targets when at full tilt.

Power and sail craft will never really get on so give each other lots of room.

Just my opinion, of course....

Yeah, I understand that. This particular member of the yellow welly brigade was in the harbour at the time under full sail though and had already asserted his right of way over an entire dinghy race going the same way as me(who were quite well out of the way at the other side of the harbour) causing chaos amongst them. He was moving at more than the harbour speed limit and I was doing 4 knots attempting not to hit the racers with any wash-and I was over 100 yards from them.

In short,he was sailing through a crowded harbour when he really should have been under power. His gybe put him into the centre of the dinghy race again too-causing even more chaos- while he had a full 200 yards of clear water ahead of him that wasn't in a wind shadow from anywhere.
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