viktor wrote:These yatch club rules may be good and all but unless you have common sense they are just crap. F.ex say that you and your friend are going towards the shore, you slightly downwind and behind. Now you could force him onto the shore by just keep going and not letting him turn. I find this happening quite often.
yup people tagging like that are a F#$&$ing pain in the a$$. Some do it maliciously as well...not remembering that he'll meet me at the beach..I can can be the guy helping him out of a crisis. This is the same with the guys refusing to launch, and then 2o mins later ask you for helt to land...
That said, if you just turn around in that situation, the guy following is in trouble....which was what a friend of mine did, when a guy was tailing him....it lead to some commotion on the beach when they wanted have a word.
Give it some thought and it will usually clear up. Maybe not on the water but for the next time.
You are going upwind and have some other guy coming downwin. Could it be that he is gaining speed for some trick?
Well then the guy is a bit of a prick..if he attempts to do a trick when he his close enough for people to worry about the rights of way, he is too close...sending the kite in a position like that can lead to kite tangles....not good.
You are going out though the waves and you have another who has unhooked and are dropping in on a big nice wave. Why not let him get that nice wave and stay out of his way.
Waes have different sets of rules..here the surf rules apply...let the guy on the wave go...just get out of the way...what ever it takes. Ruining someones' wave is poor form.
You are coming in on a wave and then you have some poor guy who is going to get caught in the closeout if you do not step of the wave.
sounds again like you are too close especially if the waves are so bug you have to worry about them closing out...I'd stay away
In short, be kind and friendly on the water. If you have the opportunity to give way without sacrificing too much then give way. Unless you are course racing, then drop that kite in front and push them outside the buoy
100% agreed. Use common sense, but having riding guidelines is very important epecially if something should happen that you cannot think about too long....