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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Chapter 390. Watercraft: Safe and Reasonable Operation of Vessels
9/24/2020

4VAC15-390-60. Sailing Vessels Approaching One Another.

When two sailing vessels are approaching one another, so as to involve risk of collision, one of them shall keep out of the way of the other as follows:

1. When each has the wind on a different side, the vessel which has the wind on the port side shall keep out of the way of the other.

2. When both have the wind on the same side, the vessel which is to windward shall keep out of the way of the vessel which is to leeward.

3. For the purpose of this section the windward side shall be deemed to be the side opposite that on which the mainsail is carried or, in the case of a square-rigged vessel, the side opposite that on which the largest fore-and-aft sail is carried.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-701 and 29.1-802 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-04-3 § 6, eff. July 1, 1973.

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