2. Approaching another craft from behind:
When approaching, or coming up on a slower boater traveling the same direction, from behind, allow the boat ahead to maintain its course and speed. Only when it is safe to do so, meaning you have adequate room and no other boating traffic in the vicinity, should you attempt to safely pass the craft on whichever side you deem the safest course. Should this encounter happen in a narrow channel, passing the vessel on the right is considered the preferred option.