jibing into the "wronge-of-way"

jibing into the "wronge-of-way"

Post by Dan Wils » Wed, 30 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Anyone who jibes or changes course so that any other craft has to change
course to avoid a collision is an idiot! That's it! That's all there is!  
There are no other "rules of the road."  Yacht racing rules do not apply other
than racing.
 
 
 

jibing into the "wronge-of-way"

Post by Tim Diera » Wed, 30 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
>Anyone who jibes or changes course so that any other craft has to change
>course to avoid a collision is an idiot! That's it! That's all there is!  
>There are no other "rules of the road."  Yacht racing rules do not apply other
>than racing.

I was sailing up in Tomalas Bay last weekend.  I never looked before I jibed.  
I turned on a swell without looking.  I zig-zagged while on starboard.  I even
tried to hit somebody, but could not.  I was the only person out!

Cheers,
Tim
Berkeley,CA

 
 
 

jibing into the "wronge-of-way"

Post by NLW TFW » Thu, 31 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Dan's comment gave me the biggest laugh I've had in days. It's obvious he
dosn't sail the Gorge, where almost any jibe or maneuver, by necessity,
causes four other sailors to change directions and one to change his
pants. I mean, even squeezing a 23" wide board through the pack sometimes
requires others to move over. Side-slipping on a lip demands cooperation
from several other sailors, even when we've moved upwind or downwind of
the lemming zone.

I'll think of Dan's comment, and Tim's response, the next time I'm on the
Columbia by 5:30 AM, already dodging 50 other sailors, and the next time
I'm the only person in sight on a 50-sq-mi lake back home, all day, on my
3.7, in the early spring. I prefer to be alone, at least until something
breaks, but that's almost impossible in the Gorge.

I want to see Dan's eyes the first time he sails the Hatch at 10AM, on a
Canadian Holiday weekend in July, on his 3.5. He's in for the shock of his
life. By his definition, there are 300 idiots there, all at once, all
trying to jibe on the same quarter-acre and barely miss the same rock.
I've even seen the rock take evasive action a few times.

But don't flame the poor guy. He's coming from a whole different sailing
world. In airing my error on the net in search of advice, I knowingly
volunteered for slings and arrows like Dan's. My choice, his option. I
exercised mine; he exercised his. And I do Iike Dan's clever Subject
heading.

And I must admit I did not appreciate being broadsided by another sailor,
at the same site as my incident, years ago. One instant the other guy was
30 feet upwind and a*** of me, the next instant he was in my face.
Again, the damage was all his, and this time he was admittedly, blatantly,
totally, contritely at fault. He abandoned his gear to check out me and my
gear and offered me his firstborn. But I just wanted to sail, man, and the
worst part of the incident was the two minutres of shreddin' it cost me.
Ya gotta get your priorities straight.

 Mike \m/

 
 
 

jibing into the "wronge-of-way"

Post by Brian Mckenz » Fri, 01 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Mike, you are grace under pressure! I can't understand all of the
flames. I guess alot of people never make any mistakes, I sure as hell
do. One day these people will find themselves in a similar situation
and I wonder how they will feel if they got some of the responses you
did. Calling someone an idiot, when they open themselves up to seek
advice & constructive critisim on the right thing do to is insane! At
least you are man enough to step up to the plate and we salute you. My
wife and I will be in the Gorge next week after Labor Day. If we run
into you (on land, no pun) I'll buy you a beer. Later....

Brian

 
 
 

jibing into the "wronge-of-way"

Post by Tim Diera » Fri, 01 Sep 1995 04:00:00

I continue to crack up as I continue to read these threads months after
they have been thoroughly hashed and rehashed.  We had a very similar
thread in this group about a year ago concerning jibing rights at Chrissy
Fields in SF (my home town).  History does repeat itself -- same
thoughtful and thoughtless arguments.  

We'll, happy sailing.

Oh yea, Kiss-kiss to Mike.

Tim
Berkeley CA

 
 
 

jibing into the "wronge-of-way"

Post by Kevin Cla » Fri, 01 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Great post!  I really couldn't believe all this junk about "right-of-way"
rules.  Yes, there are rules that can apply to recreational windsurfing,
but***the rules if it means putting yourself or someone else at risk.
  The main thing is to try and accomodate other windsurfers, not try and
force them off the road and take them to court.  Hell, there are not
enough of us around!
 
 
 

jibing into the "wronge-of-way"

Post by Brian Mckenz » Sat, 02 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Oh, shit... are we to expect another one of these next year. I wasn't
on here last year so I missed all the fun...life goes on. Interesting
viewpoints. Well, hope your getting more wind on the west side than I
am on the east side... later

Brian

 
 
 

jibing into the "wronge-of-way"

Post by Peter Watkinso » Sat, 02 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> Anyone who jibes or changes course so that any other craft has to change
> course to avoid a collision is an idiot! That's it! That's all there is!  
> There are no other "rules of the road."  Yacht racing rules do not apply
other
> than racing.

SUCKER, I THINK YOU ARE REALLY STUPID IF JOU DON'T NOW THAT, BECAUSE ALL THE
SURFERS NOW THAT.

YOU STUPID MOTHER***ER IDIET.

oooops
 down boy down boy

 I'll have to do something about that Cut n Paste before he does
something really ***.
 Pete