When Rule 18 Applies
Prior to this, Section C also offers us some information where all of Section C does not apply and should therefore be read in conjunction with Rule 18.1. Here is what Section C says about all rules within it…
Rule 18.1 then gets into specifics. It states:
18.1 When Rule 18 Applies
(c) between a boat approaching a mark and one leaving it, or
Let’s have a look at what that looks like in practice…
So to sum up Rule 18.1…
- It determines if Rule 18 applies – nothing more.
- It applies between boats when they are required to leave a mark on the same side, and
- At least one boat must be in the zone.
between a boat approaching a mark and one leaving it, or
- Also, Section C rules (including Rule 18) do not apply at a starting mark surrounded by navigable water.