Racing Rules of Sailing Chalk Talk- Part 1
The Case Book - Interpretations of the Racing Rules
The Racing Rules of Sailing govern the sport. They are revised and published every four years by World. The principal aims of the Cases are to clarify an important meaning in a rule or to increase the understanding of a complex rule. A revised edition of The Case Book is published every four years to coincide with the publication of the revised edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing. Then, in each of the following three years a supplement to The Case Book is published. The World Sailing Call Book for Match Racing and the World Sailing Call Book for Team Racing provide a clear definition, for both competitors and umpires, how certain incidents will be called in match or team racing events.
The following update comes courtesy of Finn Class eNews — December : Having reviewed the implementation of the new rules concerning support persons in the — Racing Rules of Sailing, World Sailing has made a number of urgent rule changes following feedback from MNAs and race officials. These urgent rule changes affect the following rules: Definition Party, rules There is also a new rule These rule changes will come into effect on January , To find details of these changes and corrections… click here. World Sailing Case 78 Following a review involving athletes, coaches, race officials and other stakeholders, World Sailing has amended Case This Case interprets rule 2 Fair Sailing.
For the benefit of newcomers, old comers and anyone else, here are some links and references to primary sources, rules commentary books and rules apps and e-books. This is an updated version of the original post. Links current as at 1 November , but regrettably some of them may not be durable. Racing Rules of Sailing. These electronic versions are particularly useful because they enable you to electronically search for relevant words or phrases. US Sailing Appeals Book. Google for on-line purchase and further information.
In association with Irish Sailing. The urgent rule changes affect the following rules: Definition Party, rules There is also a new rule
Table of Contents. Toggle Navigation Racing Rules of Sailing. The Racing Rules of Sailing includes two main sections. The first, Parts 1—7, contains rules that affect all competitors. The second, the appendices, provides details of rules, rules that apply to particular kinds of racing, and rules that affect only a small number of competitors or officials. Terminology A term used in the sense stated in the Definitions is printed in italics or, in preambles, in bold italics for example, racing and racing. Each of the terms in the table below is used in The Racing Rules of Sailing with the meaning given.