Both boats are required to avoid a collision. The fact is that its highly unlikely that with such light boats there will be serious damage,. The helm is 20 yds away on the bank so avoids injury,so a boat that does not try to avoid a collision cant be protested. The nomal process is to colide to avoid the standard RC "its too far away to see" excuse. Practically you will need to collide to win a protest although my understanding is that contact is not required tp protest. That is why I sold my IOM and will just sail Df65,95. No pa8nt or gel to knock off and a new hull is £70.
I am looking to charter a yacht so to compete in the Radio A-Class Championships, Fleetwood. I would be grateful to anyone who would be willing to offer the use of their boat. I will take responsibility for the safe handling whilst in my possession. I am happy to travel and collect in July, then return the yacht once the regatta is finished.
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