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The Racing Rules of Sailing

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) govern the sport of sailing on the water. They are revised and published every four years by World Sailing The current edition is The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 - 2020.

The Racing Rules of Sailing is available for purchase through the World Sailing Executive Office. You can also download the complete document and related publications.

Also available below are details of racing rule changes authorized by World Sailing under RRS 86.2, National Prescriptions and World Sailing's Policy on the Reproduction of The Racing Rules.

As a result of actions taken by the World Sailing Racing Rules Committee and the World Sailing Council during the Annual Conference, changes may be made to the RRS during the four-year period. These changes are published as Changes and Corrections to the RRS.

To support the 2017 - 2020 Rule Book, a Study Version has been published which explains the changes and new rules. Use the menu above to download the Study Version.

The Racing Rules of Sailing

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Racing Rule Changes Authorized by World Sailing Under Rule 86.2

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