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  1. This past weekend I was nervous on multiple occasions. I was sailing our 12' Topper w/ my son as skipper on a port tack course. Lake runs E-W with the wind pretty much as due west at about 15 knots. perfect sailing conditions. I was extremely irritated not by the ski boats as they gave way 100% of the time but the cruisers on the lake somehow felt that their course was theirs to take and not back down. On a port tack (we were heading SW upwind) and the a cruiser heading due west but about 200 meters behind us. i noticed that our path would cross but we have the right of way so my son held the course, preparing for a starboard tack once we reached the south side of the lake. we both continued to watch as the 50' Carver held his course (our lake is wide enough and deep enough for him to travel easily anywhere he wants) When is was obvious he wasn't going to alter his course - my son put the boat in irons as we both were not sure what this guy was going to do. quickly, we did say should we tack and we thought he would alter his course to our stern starboard side. so irons was our call - he never stopped, slowed to changed course. he passed us about 10' from us and he was moving i would estimate 15 knots - he glared at us as if we were in the wrong. it was a gorgeous boat Carver C52 but obviously this guy doesn't know that sailboats have the right of way ( not all the time) but certainly in this situation. it was a good learning experience for both of us to keep your head on a swivel but i was really PO'd at this guy. we took on his 3' wake & i gave the bird to his crew
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