This manual is designed for ISAF International Judges and those serving on juries and is also the textbook used at ISAF International Judging Seminars.
The advice and procedures it contains generally relate to major regattas and championships.
In addition, readers may find it useful as a guide for judging at any event, a reference for national and regional judging seminars and a basis for national judging manuals by written by national authorities.
After the ISAF International Judges Conference held in Southampton, England from 21-23 March, the working party finalized the RRS 42 interpretation booklet that will clarify Rule 42 and make it easier for judges to enforce it with consistency around the world. The ISAF RRS 42 Interpretation booklet was published on 16 April 2003 and the interpretations will come into force on 26 April 2003.
In due course the Interpretations will be supported by video demonstration, clearly identifying permitted and prohibited actions.
International Judges are encouraged to contribute to the ongoing development of this manual; ideas for improving the manual should be sent to the ISAF secretariat.
The manual is based on contributions from many very experienced judges. The International Sailing Federation thanks them all for their time and valuable suggestions.