Click on Sign-up on the home page of "Racing Rules of Sailing"
Select Official if you are a Race Officer, Judge or Measurer. Select Competitor if you want access to the rules features and want to be able to submit Protests electronically. Select Other if you just want access to the rules features.
Or, instead of signing up with your email address and creating a new password, you can click on the Facebook, LinkedIn or Google icons to be signed on using your authentication on those sites. However, you must already be a member of the service you select in order to be approved on RacingRulesOfSailing.
After you have submitted your registration, you must confirm your email address. Go to your email account for the email address you used at registration and look for an email from RacingRulesOfSailing.
The email you're looking for comes from email@example.com. If you don't see it in your inbox, look in your spam folder.
When you open that email, click on the link called "Confirm my account."
Once you have confirmed your email, you will be forwarded to the sign in page. Enter your email and password here.
Once you have signed in, you must complete your profile. Please provide as much information as possible, especially if you are a race official, as that information is used in the Jury Management System.
Please select any and all certifications you possess. Note that if you must keep this accurate and current as your status is shared with other officials in the Jury Management System.
Once you have completed sign in and your profile, you will have access to the full features of RacingRulesOfSailing. You will notice that the menu across the top now allows you to change between the versions of rules you wish to see, including the quad, fleet, team, match and kiteboard versions. You will also see a menu item for Toolbox, which provides you tools depending on the type of user you are - events, protests, etc. And some will see the Admin menu item, which allows you access to certain parts of the site for editing and maintenance items.
The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) are revised and published every four years by World Sailing, the international authority for the sport. And World Sailing produces a Case Book which complements the RRS and the cases it contains are intended to clarify an important meaning in a rule or to increase the understanding of a complex rule.
RacingRulesOfSailing.Org combines these documents as a resource for sailors and race officials. It integrates the racing rules with links to definitions, cases and even World Sailing Q&A's such that the user has not only immediate access to each, but gets a better understanding of the relationship between them. Furthermore, it works on any device with internet access.
Additionally, the site displays the rules in a format specific to the user's interest. For example, if you set the race format to Match Racing*, the rules are displayed with the changes specific to match racing integerated into the rules, plus the related match racing Calls are displayed for each rule. Additionally, you can display the prescriptions and appeals for specific national associations.*
Certified Judges can also use the site to compose protest decisions, record RRS 42 penalties and publish the protest hearing schedule.* They can also retain notes relating to particular rules or definitions.* This allows judges to add and edit their own notes for each rule, and maintain those notes over time. Certain pre-qualified judges can also post public notes associated with an individual rule for use by other judges.
* You must register and sign in to the site to gain access to these services. It's FREE. There is no cost to sign up.
** The RYA has restricted use of the RYA prescriptions and cases. They are only avialable from the RYA.
RacingRulesOfSailing.org is a free site that cross-references and links the racing rules, definitions and cases. It also provides an electronic platform for the hearing schedule, protest decisions and RRS 42 penalties. It was designed and created by Paul Zupan, an International Judge from Sebastopol, California. If you have any comments, suggestions or criticisms, you can reach Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
And a special thanks to all the judges who have helped promote and/or maintain this site: Bill Bell (AUS), Luiso Ferrandiz (ESP), Francisco Vidal (ESP), Dave Perry (USA), Dick Rose (USA), Grant Baldwin (USA) and Doug Sloan (USA). If you would like to help and have some experience with HTML, please email email@example.com and let us know what part of this site interests you and you're willing to support.
I created RRS.org as a free resource for anyone to quickly better understand the rules or find an answer to their rules question. I wanted to keep it dead simple to use and entirely free so that it could be of maximum benefit to the community. Short of the odd donation, all costs for building, running and keeping the service currently come directly out of my own pocket. Fortunately, today's modern cloud services like AWS make it possible to do this without breaking the bank! But because the service is becoming more and more popular, I will eventually need to find a way to fund the resources necessary to keep it running efficiently.
Racing Rules of Sailing for 2013-2016; Version 6
Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020
Great Britain - RYA has declined to grant a license for prescriptions and cases.