§ 103.8. Rules applicable to sailboats.
(a) When two sailboats are approaching one another in a manner that involves risk of collision, one of them shall keep out of the way of the other as follows:
(1) When each has the wind on a different side, the boat which has the wind on the portleftside shall keep out of the way of the other.
(2) When both have the wind on the same side, the boat which is to windward shall keep out of the way of the boat which is to leeward.
(3) If a boat with the wind on the portleftside sees a boat to windward and cannot determine with certainty whether the other boat has the wind on the portleftor the starboardrightside, the boat shall keep out of the way of the other.
(b) The windward side shall be deemed to be the side opposite to that on which the mainsail is carried.
The provisions of this § 103.8 amended June 3, 1994, effective June 4, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 2795. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (180363).
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