Rules in Practice is primarily for competitive sailors who race in keelboats and dinghies. The Racing Rules of Sailing apply to all forms of sailboat racing. The author-—a member of the International Sailing Federation—looks at 100 key situations that occur on the racecourse - both championship and club racing. Unlike the competition, Bryan looks at each situation from your viewpoint, the helmsman. It summarizes what each may, must, or cannot do.
Armed with this information you will have the confidence to exploit your rights to the full, on the water and in the protest room. It features a special analysis of the latest rule changes and has been extended to contain the very latest Rules and Appendices in full.
- The Basics
- Before the Preparatory Signal
- In the Preparatory Period
- The Start
- The Gate Start
- On the Beat
- Rounding the Windward Mark
- On the Reach
- Rounding the Wing Mark
- Rounding the Leeward Mark from the Reach
- On the Run
- Rounding the leeward mark from the Run
- The Finish
- Means of Propulsion
- Taking a Penalty
- Requesting Redress & Appealing
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