Sailing Rules and Tactics
CRYA Technical Director John Ball is our resident expert on sailing rules and tactics. He has prepared a series of discussion pieces which review both the rules and tactics of various parts of the race course.
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Here is a summary of the changes in the new 2017 – 2020 Rule book.
And based on the major changes to R 18.3, here is a review of those changes in more detail.
Sailing Rules and Tactics by John Ball
Note – these articles are based on the 2013-2016 Rule Book. The new RRS 2017-2020 is now available and comes into effect for January 2017. Some items in these articles will need updating to reflect the changes of the new rules – however the main impact is on Item # 2 The Weather Mark – and especially the discussion of R 18.3 Tacking in the Zone. I plan to update these articles over the coming months to reflect the new RRS.
Item 0: The Definitions For beginners – Racing 101 – Some sailing terms explained
Item 1: Starts
Item 2: The Weather Mark
Item 3: Hailing
Item 4-bonus: Tactical Roundings and Proper Course at a Downwind Mark
Item 5: The Finish
Item 6: The Protest
Item 7: Proper Course