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Racing Rules of Sailing

Sailing competition is governed by an international set of racing rules established by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The rules have been updated this year (2017), with the next update being in 2021. Being familiar with the basic definitions and right-of-way rules is important to minimize misunderstandings and maximize safety on the water. The rules are available through a variety of sources. Clicking the image to the left will allow you to purchase a waterproof edition through Amazon. Alternatively, The rules can be downloaded directly (for free) via the following link as a large PDF file. The Complete Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020


Online animated rules quizzes which are useful for rule review.

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