Rules in Practice, 2009-2012

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The racing rules of sailing explained. Get ahead of the competition with this straight talking, practical guide to the racing rules 2008-2012

Rules in Practice is primarily for competitive sailors who race in keelboats and dinghies.  The Racing Rules of Sailing apply to all forms of sailboat racing.  The author – a member of the International Sailing Federation - looks at 100 key situations that occur on the racecourse – both championship and club racing.  ...

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Overview

The racing rules of sailing explained. Get ahead of the competition with this straight talking, practical guide to the racing rules 2008-2012

Rules in Practice is primarily for competitive sailors who race in keelboats and dinghies.  The Racing Rules of Sailing apply to all forms of sailboat racing.  The author – a member of the International Sailing Federation - looks at 100 key situations that occur on the racecourse – both championship and club racing.  Unlike the competition, Bryan looks at each situation from your viewpoint, the helmsman. It summarizes what each may, must, or cannot do.

 Armed with this information you will have the confidence to exploit your rights to the full, on the water and in the protest room.

 It features a special analysis of the latest rule changes and has been extended to contain the very latest Rules and Appendices in full.

 Introduction.

1. The Basics.

2. Before the Preparatory Signal.

3. In the Preparatory Period.

4. The Start.

5. The Gate Start.

6. On the Beat.

7. Rounding the Windward Mark.

8. On the Reach.

9. Rounding the Wing Mark.

10. Rounding the Leeward Mark from the Reach.

11. On the Run.

12. Rounding the leeward mark from the Run.

13. The Finish.

14. Means of Propulsion.

15. Taking a Penalty.

16. Protesting.

17. Requesting Redress & Appealing.

 The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2005-2008.

Introduction.

Basic principle.

Part 1. Fundamental Rules.

Part 2. When Boats Meet.

Part 3. Conduct of a Race.

Part 4. Other Requirements When Racing.

Part 5. Protests, Redress, Hearings, Misconduct & Appeals.

Part 6. Entry and Qualification.

Part 7. Race Organization.

Appendices.

Index.

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"...a new and updated guide to the ISAF racing rules." (Boat Mart, November 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470727881
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/10/2008
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Bryan Willis chairs international juries at major events throughout the world. He was Chairman of the Jury for the Sydney Olympics and Chairman of the Jury and Chief Umpire for the last three editions of the America's Cup. He is vice-chairman of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules Committee, on which he has served for over 25 years. He has chaired the ISAF Race Management Committee and the ISAF Race Officials Committee, and was instrumental in the development of umpiring.
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