The Rules in Practice 2017-2020

The Rules in Practice 2017-2020

by Bryan Willis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909911529
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bryan Willis is a leading authority on the rules of yacht and dinghy racing. He has been chairman of the jury and chief umpire for some of the most prestigious sailing events in the world, including the America’s Cup and Olympics. He served on the International Sailing Federation (now World Sailing) Racing Rules Committee for over 25 years.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

The Rule Changes 8

1 The Basics 11

2 Before the Preparatory Signal 17

3 In the Preparatory Period 18

4 The Start 23

5 $$$

6 On the Beat 31

7 Rounding the Windward Mark 40

8 On the Reach 51

9 Rounding the Gybe Mark 59

11 Rounding the Leeward Mark from the Beach 64

11 On the Run 66

12 Rounding the Leeward Mark from the Run 72

13 The Leeward Gate 77

14 The Finish 79

15 Means of Propulsion 82

16 Taking a Penalty 83

17 Presenting 85

18 Requesting Redress & Appealing 88

The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020 93

Race Signals 91

Introduction 94

Definitions 94

Basic Principles 96

Part 1 Fundamental Rules 96

Part 2 When Boats Meet 97

Part 3 Conduct of a Race 99

Part 4 Other Requirements When Racing 101

Part 5 Protests, Redress, Hearings, Misconduct and Appeals 103

Part 6 Entry and Qualification 108

Part 7 Race Organization 109

Appendices 111

A Scoring 111

B Windsurfing Competition Rules 112

C Match Racing Rules 119

D Team Racing Rules 123

E Radio Sailing Racing Rules 126

F Kiteboard Racing Rules 130

G Identification on Sails 133

H Weighing clothing and equipment 136

J Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions 136

K Notice of Race Guide 138

L Sailing Instructions Guide 143

M Recommendations for Protest Committees 152

N International juries 154

P Special Procedures for Rule 42 155

R Procedures for Appeals and Requests 156

S Standard Sailing Instructions 157

T Arbitration 160

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