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28 February 2008, 01:45 pm
Introductory Rules For Racing Now Available To Download
The Introductory Rules For Racing
The Introductory Rules For Racing are now available to download

Introductory Rules For Racing

Due to overwhelming demand, the Experimental Version 1.01 of the Introductory Rules for Racing has been published on the ISAF website.
The one-page Introductory Rules for Racing, designed as a simple starting point to competing on the water, are now available to download from the ISAF Training and Development microsite at (Alternatively click here to download the Introductory Rules.)

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 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.

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