Racing Rules

The Racing Rules of Sailing (2017-2020)

All races at Seafarers are governed by the World Sailing (formerly ISAF) Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). Every four years World Sailing reviews and updates these Rules. The latest edition of the Rules will apply from 2017 to 2020.

The 2017-2020 RRS can be downloaded from the World Sailing website at www.sailing.org/documents/racingrules. . The website also offers a document called ‘Study Version of the Racing Rules for 2017-2020’ which is designed to provide you with the reasons for each change from the 2013-2016 RRS.

The RYA's guidance on the RRS can be found here rya.org.uk/racing/racing-rules/Pages/the-rules-and-rya-prescriptions.aspx.