Update to the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009 - 2012

by

John Woollatt, Saturday, 28 November 2009
 Largs Bay Sailing Club
  
Changes to the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009 - 2012
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Changes are effective from 1 January 2010, however, when a regatta commences prior to the 1 January, the changes will net apply during that regatta.

 

As a result of actions taken by the ISAF Racing Rules Committee and the ISAF Council during the ISAF Annual Conference, several changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012 will take effect on 1 January 2010.

The changes are shown in detail below.

 

Amended Rules – Highlighted to Show Changes Made

Words deleted from a rule are shown struck through and words added are shown in bold and underlined.

 

Rule 18.2(c):

(c) When a boat is required to give mark-room by rule 18.2(b), she shall continue to do so even if later an overlap is broken or a new overlap begins. However, if either boat passes head to wind or if the boat entitled to mark-room passes head to wind or leaves the zone, rule 18.2(b) ceases to apply.

 

Definition - Obstruction:

Obstruction An object that a boat could not pass without changing course substantially, if she were sailing directly towards it and one of her hull lengths from it. An object that can be safely passed on only one side and an area so designated by the sailing instructions are also obstructions. However, a boat racing is not an obstruction to other boats unless they are required to keep clear of her, give her room or mark-room or, if rule 22 applies, avoid her. A vessel under way, including a boat racing, is never a continuing obstruction.

 

Definition - Party:

A party to a hearing: a protestor; a protestee; a boat requesting redress or for which redress is requested by the race committee or considered by the protest committee under rule 60.3(b); a race committee acting under rule 60.2(b); a boat or competitor that may be penalized under rule 69.1; a race committee or an organizing authority in a hearing under rule 62.1(a).

 

Appendix B, Rule B3.1(c):

Rule 18.2(c) is changed to:

When a board is required to give mark-room by rule 18.2(b), she shall continue to do so even if later an overlap is broken or a new overlap begins. However, if either board the board entitled to mark-room passes head to wind rule 18.2(b) ceases to apply.

 

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