Definitions, Keep Clear
Rule 12, On the Same Tack, Not Overlapped
Rule 14, Avoiding Contact
Rule 43.1(c), Exoneration
A boat required to keep clear must keep clear of another boat's equipment out of its normal position when the equipment has been out of its normal position long enough for the equipment to have been seen and avoided.
Rule 14, Avoiding Contact
Rule 16.1, Changing Course
Rule 16.2, Changing Course
When a right-of-way boat changes course, the keep-clear boat is required to act only in response to what the right-of-way boat is doing at the time, not what the right-of-way boat might do subsequently.
Definitions, Room
Rule 15, Acquiring Right of Way
Rule 16.1, Changing Course
Rule 18.3, Mark-Room: Tacking in the Zone
Rule 43.1(b), Exoneration
If a boat luffs immediately after she becomes overlapped to leeward of another boat and there is no seamanlike action that would enable the other boat to keep clear, the boat that luffed breaks rules 15 and 16.1. The other boat breaks rule 11, but is exonerated.
Definitions, Mark-Room
Definitions, Room
Rule 18.1(a), Mark-Room: When Rule 18 Applies
Rule 18.2(b), Mark-Room: Giving Mark-Room
Rule 18.3, Mark-Room: Passing Head to Wind in the Zone
Rule 43.1(b), Exoneration
If two overlapped boats on the same tack are on a beat to windward and are subject to rule 18.2(b), rule 18 ceases to apply when either of them turns past head to wind. When a boat is required to give another boat mark-room, the space she must give includes space for the other boat to comply with rule 31. When the boat entitled to mark-room is compelled to touch the mark while sailing within the mark-room to which she is entitled, she is exonerated for her breach of rule 31.
Rule 30.4, Starting Penalties: Black Flag Rule
When after a general recall a boat learns from seeing her sail number displayed that she has been disqualified by the race committee under the second sentence of rule 30.4 and believes the race committee has made a mistake, her only option is not to start, and then to seek redress. However, if the race committee does not display her sail number and she sails in the restarted race, she should be scored BFD, and not DNE.
Rule 55.3, Setting and Sheeting Sails: Sheeting Sails
A jockey pole attached to a spinnaker guy is not an outrigger.
Definitions, Rule
Rule 4, Acceptance of the Rules
Rule 5, Rules Governing Organizing Authorities and Officials
Rule 63.7, Conflict between Rules
Rule 87, Changes to Class Rules
Rule 88.2, National Prescriptions: Changes to Prescriptions
Rule J1.1(2), Notice of Race Contents
Rule J1.1(3), Notice of Race Contents
Rule J1.2(3),Notice of Race Contents
The rules listed in the definition Rule apply to races governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing whether or not the notice of race or sailing instructions explicitly state that they apply. A sailing instruction, provided it is consistent with any prescription to rule 88.2, may change some or all of the prescriptions of the national authority. Generally, neither the notice of race nor the sailing instructions may change a class rule. When a boat races under a handicapping or rating system, the rules of that system apply, and some or all of her class rules may apply as well. When the notice of race conflicts with the sailing instructions, neither takes precedence.
Rule 10, On Opposite Tacks
Rule 14, Avoiding Contact
Rule 44.1, Penalties at the Time of an Incident: Taking a Penalty
Rule 64.2(a), Decisions: Penalties
The fact that a boat required to keep clear is out of control does not entitle her to exoneration for breaking a rule of Part 2. When a right-of-way boat becomes obliged by rule 14 to “avoid contact . . . if reasonably possible” and the only way to do so is to crash-gybe, she does not break the rule if she does not crash-gybe. When a boat's penalty under rule 44.1(b) is to retire, and she does so (whether because of choice or necessity), she cannot then be disqualified
Rule 41, Outside Help
When a boat asks for and receives tactical racing advice she receives outside help, even if she asks for and receives it on a public radio channel.
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