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>Vessels in Sight of One Another>Responsibilities Between Vessels back to top It’s the rules summarised in the table that give rise to sayings such as, “Steam gives way to sail”.  Nowadays, it’s more accurate to say, “Steam usually gives way to sail”! Reminder  It’s worth restating that these rules apply only to vessels in sight of one another  Entirely different rules apply to vessels which are:  not in sight of one another and navigating in or near an area of restricted visibility A sailing vessel overtaking a small power boat Diagram:  symbol stand-on vessel Stand-on vessel Diagram:  symbol give-way vessel Give way vessel Overtaking Vessels:  retricted in ability to manoeuvre, sailing and engaged in fishing Two vessels under sail approaching Responsibilities between vessels Sailing Vessels Two power-driven vessels approaching Power-driven Vessels
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