Thanks, Tonystott, for the specificity of your comment. I am newbie to these postings. My connection is fairly fast, so I did not notice the oversight
. Fixed, now. Cheers
Regarding the question of being mistaken for a boat with a rudder
, I think being seen is the most important thing, but the red/green/white information on the direction of your travel also useful to other boats in avoiding you. I hardly think anyone is going to see your sail and that you are basically sitting on the water, and think: "hmm, same lights as I have on my stinkpot, I think I will just motor on over him and let him get out of way", at least no one who would not think that way if you had a dim flashlight shining on your sail, too (minimum the coast guard requires). Certainly there are some folks out there who are just plain obnoxious, and more who are just plain ignorant, but, still, providing the best visibility and information we can seems the best course, and then keep a watchful eye out, since it is our ass that will sink when someone overlooks or ignores us.