Steer clear of oncoming boats and allow lots of room especially for larger boats. Always be aware of your own wake and the way it can affect others. In regards to the latter, always be aware of your speed, your position and your oncoming direction. Anticipate who your wake might affect and adjust your speed and/or direction accordingly.
If you’ve been sailing before, you’re probably already aware of the rules of the sea, but if you’re a first-timer, there are some important things you need to know before embarking on your trip. A sailing holiday is very different from a holiday on land and a large part of that is the etiquette you're expected to observe when on board. Don't worry! It's not a daunting list or difficult to remember, and once you're aware of the rules and have a bit of experience under your belt, most of it you'll see as common sense. But, until you've been introduced to the codes of sailing, there are some rules you won't be able to guess on your own. So, here are the five most important rules for you to learn.
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