CANSO - that's SWEET boys. Love the story about heading out with your Dad. Not having fished with him in years, I'm totally into bonding with my Dad out fishing these last couple weeks. - LOVING IT. good times. thanks for the update & the pictures.
Beach-Boy: This is what i got re: SAIL BOATs:
i referenced: http://www.boaterexam.com/canada/education/
As a general rule, rowboats, sailing vessels and canoes have the right-of-way over power- driven boats. However, if one vessel is unable to maneuver as it normally would, the most maneuverable vessel gives way.
Canadian Collision regulations: state that .. “the operator of pleasure power driven craft shall take early and substantial action to keep well clear of a vessel engaged in fishing, or a sailing vessel.
They state that .. “the operator of a pleasure sailing craft shall take early and substantial action to keep well clear of a vessel engaged in fishing.
RE: SAIL BOAT Mishap: I hear ya - ALMOST GOT CRUNCHED this weekend.
Was up on Lake Okanagan this weekend. BEAUTIFUL dinner with amigos @ the Eldorado... wrapped up a little late & had to cross the lake back to Westbank in the Dark... (NOT my kinda boating....but hey, i didn't buy dinner) ANyways...i decided myself to "be on look out duty" despite the nice CHOP, warm wind - that resulted in a few soakers (read: mascara running down my face & yes, wet t-shirt!) My bestfriends' husband... (aka boatowner) didn't see the one & only faint green light (on their bow) come up ahead... had to tell him to veer HARD RIGHT... it was coming up at an-11o'clock angle... (meaning any other power-boat we had the right of way) Despite the white sails - we couldn't see it coming until it was serioulsy close & well, we almost collided with Sailboat under full Sail - in the DARK! NOT GOOD at all.