Many of collision avoidance
techniques rely on common sense. If you think that you are in a
problematic situation that can result in collision, think clearly
and select the most appropriate collision avoidance technique.
The best collision avoidance advice is to give up your right of
way by yielding to any person, object, or vehicle that can result
in a collision situation. If you have your right hand forward (Starboard
Tack) while kitesurfing, you generally have the right of way. For
example, with this collision avoidance technique, when two kitesurfers
meet in a possible collision situation, the kitesurfer with the
left hand forward should give way to the kitesurfer with the right
hand forward. Kitesurfer with the right hand forward has the right
of way with this collision avoidance technique in this situation.
Another collision avoidance technique deals with the possible collision
situation when two kitesurfers meet and they both have the right
hand forward. In this situation the collision avoidance technique
says that the kitesurfer who is most upwind should give way to the
kitesurfer who is most downwind. If two kitesurfers find themselves
in a situation that may lead to the kites colliding, the collision
avoidance technique says that the upwind kitesurfer should fly his
or her kite as high as possible, and the downwind kitesurfer should
fly his or her kite as low as possible.
Another one of the collision avoidance techniques says that the
kitesurfer should give way to anyone he or she is overtaking. The
kitesurfer who is being overtaken has the right of way with this
collision avoidance technique, and is accountable for keeping course
while being overtaken. These are just several of the most important
collision avoidance techniques.
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