Sail Skills - ColRegs Free Guide to ColRegs (the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, the IRPCS or Collision Regs).  Guidance covers all aspects with animations, pictures and diagrams.  Aimed at small vessel users but suitable for professional mariners.  Especially recommended for RYA examination candidates.
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ColRegs Home>ColRegs>Steer & Sail Rules>All Vessels>Narrow Channels back to top Anchoring  Shall be avoided - if circumstances allow.  This means for example that anchoring in emergency would be permitted Overtaking and Being Overtaken  If: a vessel intends to overtake another   and  the vessel to be overtaken has to take action to allow safe passing  then the vessel:  intending to overtake and to be overtaken  shall both sound the appropriate signals If the vessel to be overtaken is in agreement, she shall “take steps” to permit safe passing  The overtaking vessel must obey the overtaking rule Approaching a Bend or Area With Obscured View  A vessel nearing a:  bend or other area   where other vessels may be obscured by obstruction, shall:  navigate with particular: alertness and caution and sound the appropriate signal A vessel using a narrow channel, making alterations of course to starboard to avoid collision Compass bearing of a vessel being measured against a distant object A fishing vessel - a factor to be considered in safe speed Safe speed Sailing vessel showing area obscured by sails Look-out Determining risk of collision Diagram:  A vessel on collision course Diagram:  Vessels in and near a narrow channel Avoiding collision Narrow channels or fairways Diagram:  Traffic Separation Schemes in the English Channel Traffic Separation Schemes
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