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Sailboat overtaking powerboat
Powerboat overtaking sailboat

The vessel that is overtaking another vessel is the give-way vessel, regardless of whether it is a sailing vessel or a power-driven vessel. The vessel being overtaken is always the stand-on vessel.

Animation: Overtaking—Power vs. Sail