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Yes there are rules out there. What's key for everyone's safety is that we all follow the same ones. 

KITEBOARDING RIGHT OF WAY RULES

    • Starboard Tack has right of way (RIGHT HAND FORWARD ON THE CONTROL BAR) 
    • When on the same tack, downwind rider has right of way. Right of way does not mean you can veer up or down wind. While passing, MAINTAIN YOUR COURSE!!
    • When you turn, look in front and behind you. You lose your right of way when turning 
    • Kites being launched have right of way
    • While passing another kiter who is down wind of you, fly your kite high; if you are the down wind kiter, fly your kite low
    • Jumpers revoke their right of way. Look before you jump
    • Please do not kite directly in front of the launching/landing zone
    • Commercial boat traffic (ferrys, container ships, etc) has right of way over other vessels
    • Avoid collisions
    • KEEP CLEAR OF ALL BEACH GOERS, SWIMMERS, AND WADERS. THEY ALWAYS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY

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WIND & WING SURFING RIGHT OF WAY RULES

  • Starboard Tack has right of way (RIGHT HAND FORWARD ON THE BOOM) 
  • When on the same tack, downwind sailor has right of way. Right of way does not mean you can veer up or down wind. While passing, MAINTAIN YOUR COURSE!! 
  • Downwind sailor has right of way
  • When you turn, look in front and behind you. You lose your right of way when turning
  • Commercial boat traffic (ferrys, container ships, etc) has right of way over other vessels
  • Avoid collisions
  • KEEP CLEAR OF ALL BEACH GOERS, SWIMMERS, AND WADERS. THEY ALWAYS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY

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