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Bernard Bonneau (FRA) - Chairman John Doerr - Vice-Chairman
Neven Baran (CRO) Shane Borrell (NZL) Lance Burger (RSA)
Jim Capron (USA) Kamen Fillyov (BUL) Ulrich Finckh (GER)
Luciano Giacomi (ITA) Rick Hatch (CAN) Ricardo Lobato (BRA)
Marianne Middelthon (NOR) Bill O'Hara (IRL) Andrus Poksi (EST)
Chun Qu (CHN) Dick Rose (USA) Ana Sanchez del Campo Ferrer (ESP)
Katsumi SHIBANUMA (JPN) Leo Pieter STOEL (NED)
Katsumi Shibanuma (JPN) Richard Slater (AUS) Leo Pieter Stoel (NED)
Richard Thompson (GBR) Zofia Truchanowicz (POL)

Terms of reference

6.10.7 The Racing Rules Committee shall:

(a) formulate, revise and publish The Racing Rules of Sailing every four years after approval by the Council, in accordance with Regulation 28.1.1;

(b) consider submissions that propose or suggest changes in the Racing Rules in accordance with Regulation 28.2.1;

(c) consider recommendations from and decisions of other committees that might affect the Racing Rules;

(d) include in the Racing Rules the following:

(i) the authority given to national authorities, organizing authorities, race committees, protest committees, umpires and measurers in the conducting of races;
(ii) procedures to be used when conducting races;
(iii) the responsibilities of boats, competitors and boat owners before, during and after racing;
(iv) rules that apply when boats meet;
(v) methods of dealing with breaches of rules and the imposition of penalties;
(vi) other disciplinary measures;
(vii) provisions for appealing decisions of protest committees; and
(viii) references to appropriate regulations, including the Eligibility, Advertising and Anti-Doping Codes.

(e) approve and publish interpretations of the Racing Rules and calls for match and team racing submitted in accordance with Regulation 26.3;

(f) approve the sailing instructions for the Olympic Sailing Competition;

(g) (working together with the Race Officials Committee) publish on the ISAF website the ISAF Racing Rules Questions and Answers;

(h) publish on the ISAF website the ISAF Match Racing Rapid Response Calls and the ISAF Team Racing Rapid Response Calls;

(i) communicate and cooperate with other committees on matters related to the Racing Rules;

(j) work for continued improvement of rule observance;

(k) work for standardization and improvement of notices of race and sailing instructions;

(l) consider and debate other subjects related to the Racing Rules; and

(m) formulate and revise the Introductory Rules for Racing.

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