Please note that at this stage the Introductory Rules are experimental. ISAF is inviting organizations involved in race training to trial the rules and to provide their comments and recommendations on them.
Go to the contact page of the ISAF website at www.sailing.org/contactisaf to provide ISAF with your feedback on the Introductory Rules.
More Details on the Introductory Rules for Racing
In order to help newcomers to sailboat racing, ISAF have produced a one page set of Introductory Rules for Racing complete with some explanatory diagrams.
The aim of the Introductory Rules for Racing is simple; make as it easy as possible for people to start racing. Consequently the Introductory Rules are as basic as possible, although they remain compatible with the principles and fundamental rules in the full ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
The Introductory Rules are being developed as part of Objective 2 of the ISAF Strategic Plan to encourage new entrants to racing and to ensure the rules are not a barrier to participation. ISAF intend that people of all ages can race using these rules without needing any knowledge of the full RRS.