- Nov 8, 2010
Nothing illegal about that. Turn your bow at someone to force an issue. If you are over-stood, you can ‘spend’ the extra height and turn down to the lay line at any time.This wrinkle is the basis for the defence in this case with the boat who came in on port claiming the starboard boat had turned down to cut them off and on close hauled would have given them room. Very tough call and I was there!