Sailboat Right-Of-Way


We’ve been sailing this boat for over 70 years and while most powerboaters are respectful, there are too many who don’t seem to understand that a sailboat has right of way over power boats at almost all times — no matter what direction they are approaching each other from. The only exceptions are that a sailboat should give way to a working fishing vessel or a recreational powerboat that is trolling or at anchor. So please give us sailors a break and a wide berth.

Sailor Sam