Materials for Race Officers

Racing Rules of Sailing and Race Management

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  • Appendix A – Alternate Scoring Systems for Long Series
    In this document, the US Sailing Racing Rules Committee provides texts for scoring systems designed for long series, such as a season championship spanning several weeks or months. The material presented here is the material referred to in the “US Sailing Note on Scoring a Long Series” at the end of Appendix A in the US Sailing edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009 – 2012 but is still considered valid.
  • Scoring Guidance Appendix A
    This document provides scoring guidance under Appendix A. Although developed in conjunction with The Racing Rules of Sailing 2001-2004, it is current and correct for use with The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020.
  • Appendices KG and LG – Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions Guides and Templates
  • US Sailing provides this guide to writing simple sailing instructions for events such as club or local regattas. For a guide to sailing instructions for more complex events, such as world, national or class championships, consult Appendix L of The Racing Rules of Sailing.
  • 2021-2024 Hearing Request Form
    Replaces the front page of the former PROTEST FORM to be used by competitors to file protests, redress requests, and requests to reopen a hearing.
  • 2021-2024 Hearing Decision Form
    Replaces the back page of the former PROTEST FORM and is only for use by the Protest Committee.

Rule 26 Starting Races