The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) are revised and published every four years by the World Sailing, the international authority for the sport.
This pocket guide is a simplified view of the basic racing rules and has been updated to reflect the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024. It is essential reading if you are new to racing and covers the following key areas:
- When boats meet
- Penalty turns
- The race committee
For simplicity, this guide does not cover all of the rules and exceptions; sailors are strongly recommended to study the RYA Racing Rules of Sailing (code YR1) in addition to this publication.