Boulder Yacht Club
A right of way boat must act to avoid contact
when it is clear that the other boat is not keeping clear or
giving room.Two sailing vessels approaching one another must give-way as follows:
Luffing must be done slowly and in a way that gives a windward boat room and time to keep clear. Prior to starting, luffing must not be above close-hauled.
Barging. When approaching the starting line to start, until clearing the starting marks after starting, a leeward yacht shall be under no obligation to give any windward yacht room to pass to leeward of a starting mark surrounded by navigable water
Restarting. Keep clear while sailing to the pre-start side of the line.
An outside yacht shall give each inside overlapping (within 3 boat lengths of the mark) yacht room to round the mark.
Penalties. A yacht that hits a mark may exonerate itself by completing a 360 degree turn. These penalty turns must be completed in an area clear of other boats.
Basic Rules Reference
RACING RULES of SAILING
by the International Sailing Federation