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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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||December 2015|
|Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020||November 2016|
|Great Britain - RYA has declined to grant a license for prescriptions and cases.||July 2017|
|New Zealand||July 2017|
|United States||February 2017|
|World Sailing Cases||March 2017|
|World Sailing Q&As||July 2017|
|Match Race Calls||May 2017|
|Match Race Rapid Response Calls||January 2017|
|Team Race Calls||March 2017|
|Team Race Rapid Response Calls||February 2016|
|RYA Cases||May 2015|
|US Appeals||March 2017|