THE RACING RULES OF SAILING 2021-2024 - AVAILABLE NOW

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US Sailing has expanded the menu of App features to streamline your overall experience. This NEW App provides you with optimized and searchable access to the rules and media resources to help you reference them in real-time.

You can submit a protest or request redress from your device, draw and submit animated protest diagrams with the Whiteboard feature, and much more using the NEW Racing Rules App.

The Rules

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The Racing Rules of Sailing is published every four years by World Sailing, the international authority for the sport. These rules, amended by US “prescriptions,” govern sailboat racing in the United States and in the portions of international races that pass through U.S. waters. The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024 take effect on January 1, 2021.

App Features

Access the Rules on Your Mobile Device

The optimized and searchable text, and device-resident files allow you to have the rulebook in your hand at all times, whether you have Wi-FI, network connection, or no internet at all.

Submit a Protest or Request Redress Online

A built-in form allows you to submit a protest or request redress from your device – no paper needed!

Protest Form

Whiteboard Feature

Need help drawing protest diagrams? Our whiteboard feature makes it easy. When you are finished, you can submit up to six diagrams or automatically combine them into a motion graphic to make your case.

Whiteboard

Media Library

Media Library

Explore video, web and print resources that expand your comprehension of the Racing Rules and how we play the game.

Need Help with the Rules? Let Dave Perry Be Your Guide!

Champion racer and renowned rules expert Dave Perry offers clear, concise explanations of common rules situations in both video and text – right inside the app.

Looking for More Resources?

Coming soon: In-app purchasing gives you access to popular titles such as the Sailor’s Guide to the Racing Rules and Dave Perry’s Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing through 2024 and a variety of other rules-related resources without leaving the app.

Rules Products

US Sailing features a series of products to help sailors understand and interpret the rules from experts, access the latest US prescriptions and corrections, and purchase supporting materials for race officials.

The RRS for 2021-2024
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Racing Rules of Sailing

Dave Perry’s Understanding the
Racing Rules of Sailing through 2024

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Dave Perry’s 100 Best
Racing Rules Quizzes

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Sailor’s Guide to the Racing Rules

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Resources

Racing Rules for 2021-2024

US Prescriptions to The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024

An Overview of the Significant Rule Changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024 by Dave Perry

(Excerpted from Dave Perry’s Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing through 2024 – posted December 10, 2020)

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Appendices KG and LG, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions Guides and Templates for 2021-2024

World Sailing has provided guides and templates for writing the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions. Please consult Appendix J, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions, for detailed guidance, and read the notes in the PDF Guides for suitable language to use in writing race documents.

NOR and SI Guides and templates

The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024 Study Version

"This document is designed to provide you with the explanations for each change in the Definitions and the rules of Parts 1-7. The first two pages contain instructions designed to help you get maximum benefit from time spent studying this special version of the RRS. We hope you find this ‘Study Version of the Racing Rules for 2021-2024’ helpful!"

- Dick Rose, Chairman of the World Sailing
Racing Rules Working Party

Dave Perry Discusses One of his Favorite Rules

Rules 17: On the Same Tack; Proper Course