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12 September 2012, 10:00 am
Study Version Of The Racing Rules Of Sailing 2013-2016 Available Online
ISAF RRS 2013-2016
ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016

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The International Sailing Federation has published a special study version of The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (RRS).
Changes in the racing rules are the result of Submissions made to ISAF from Member National Authorities, International Class Associations and ISAF Committee Chairmen. Each Submission to change a racing rule contains three sections: a Proposal, showing exactly how the author would like to change a particular racing rule, the Current Position, which is the current wording of the rule, and the Reasons for proposing the change. These are then evaluated carefully by the ISAF Racing Rules Working Party and during the meeting of the ISAF Racing Rules Committee at the ISAF Annual Conference. Approved changes then comes into force in the next edition of the RRS.

The Study Version begins with The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2013-2016, with all wording that is new in 2013 shown in colour. The last section of the document contains all the original Submissions for changes in the racing rules that were approved by the ISAF Council.

The last word of each change in a racing rule contains a hyperlink to the original Submission that led to that particular rule change. Competitors and race officials who would like to understand the reasons for the 2013 changes in the racing rules should find this Study Version of the rulebook helpful.

Click here to find out more and download the Study Version.

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 is available as an iOS Application, to download as a pdf from the ISAF website or to purchase in hard copy from the ISAF Secretariat.

The official RRS iOS Application, available on all mobile Apple devices, allows the user to quickly find information about all aspects of the rules that govern the sport on the water. It is available to buy now for £0.69 on the iTunes App Store.

Designed for easy reference whilst on the go the application allows the end user to bookmark specific pages, refer to race signals and breaks down each part in an attractive manner.

The new edition of the RRS is also available to view on the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing page at and you can also order your hardcopy of the RRS 2013-2016 at

The publication of the RRS on the ISAF website marks their first release ahead of their worldwide date of implementation on 1 January 2013.

ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs) are preparing their own versions of the RRS 2013-2016 including the relevant national prescriptions and translations.

The ISAF policy on the reproduction of the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing is available online and sets out the rights of MNAs and commercial organizations to use the RRS in publications.

Download the ISAF RRS Application from iTunes App Store by clicking the logo below.

About The Racing Rules of Sailing

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) govern the sport on the water. They are revised and published every four years by the International Sailing Federation. The current edition is The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. The Racing Rules of Sailing is available for purchase through the ISAF Secretariat and the Apple App Store. You can also download the complete document and related publications on the ISAF website.

Also available on the ISAF website are details of Racing Rule changes authorized by ISAF under Rule 86.2, National Prescriptions and ISAFs Policy on the Reproduction of The Racing Rules.

As a result of actions taken by the ISAF Racing Rules Committee and the ISAF Council during the ISAF Annual Conference, changes may be made to The Racing Rules of Sailing. These changes are published as Supplements to the RRS.

Dick Rose / ISAF
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