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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:43 pm 
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I've been to the NAHCA sites and can't find a reference to the basic racing rules. I can find the rules regarding class legal modifications, etc. But where are the basic rules that cover things like boats on starboard having the right of way, what the various flags and horns mean before the start, what fouls require 360's and 720's, what's the significance of an overlap when rounding marks, etc? I'd like to get back into racing after a 20-year absence but I need to study the rules. I'd appreciate somone sending me a link to the racing rules. I've spent most of the fall putting a derelict H-20 back together - I can't wait to get out there and get pummelled by you guys.

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The Racing Rules of Sailing are here:
http://www.sailing.org/20348.php

The Class Rules for the various Hobie Classes are here:
http://www.hobieclass.com/default.asp?P ... s/10773/0/

I would also recommend Dave Perry's book on the rules.
http://www.ussailing.org/pressreleases/ ... _rules.asp

Good to have you back. Have fun out there.

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One more thing, there are some rules seminars going on this winter. For more information go to:
http://www.na.northsails.com/North%20Am ... ews_id=298

Current 2009 schedule:

January 3 - St. Petersburg, Fla.
January 4 - Miami, Fla.
January 10 - Tiburon, Calif.
January 11 - Portland, Ore.
January 11 - Long Beach, Calif.
January 17 - Wayzata, Minn.
January 24 - Kennebunkport, Maine
January 31 - Cincinnati, Ohio
January 31 - Punta Gorda, Fla.
January 31 - Marion, Mass.
February 7 - Oklahoma City, Okla.
February 7 - Madison, Wis.
February 7 - Marina Del Rey, Calif.
February 21 - Beverly, Mass.
February 21 - Chicago, Ill.
February 21 - Tacoma, Wash.
February 22 - Overland Park, Kan.
February 28 - Hampton Roads, Va.
February 28 - New Haven, Conn.
March 1 - Long Island, N.Y.
March 7 - Grosse Ile, Mich.
March 7 - Rochester, N.Y.
March 8 - Annapolis, Md.
March 8 - Richland, Mich.
March 14 - Philadelphia, Pa.
March 14 - Denison, Texas
March 15 - Brick, N.J.
March 21 - Hilton Head Island, S.C.
March 21 - Rye, N.Y.
March 21 - Erie, Pa.
March 22 - Seattle, Wash.
March 22 - Charleston, S.C.
March 28 - Wickford, R.I.
March 28 - Duluth, Minn.
March 29 - Boston, Mass.
March 29 - Milwaukee, Wis.
April 25 - Columbus, Ohio
TBA - Santa Barbara, Calif.
TBA - San Diego, Calif.

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Also if you are in the PNW (Seattle).... This is a great chance to hear about the new rules from Dick Rose himself...

- 2009-2012 Racing Rules Seminar - Sponsored by Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle - www.cycseattle.org

Puget Sound sailors will have a chance to get a head start on understanding changes in the racing rules Jan. 16 at a seminar to be conducted in Seattle by Dick Rose, an internationally recognized rules expert and the rules columnist for Sailing World magazine.

The seminar will be held at the Magnuson Park Theater, 7110 62nd Ave., NE, beginning at 7 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Sailing Foundation, and Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle is sponsoring the seminar.

Rose is a longtime member of the Racing Rules Committee of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and was part of the working group that developed the changes in the Racing Rules of Sailing that will take effect Jan.1, 2009.

By far the most significant changes are major revisions in rules that apply at marks and obstructions, in Part 2, Section C of the rules.

"The old Section C rules, particularly old Rule 18, were by far the most complicated of the 2005-2008 rules," Rose said. "While competitors generally liked the 'game' they produced, many sailors and officials called for simplification."

In response, the rules committees of US Sailing and the Royal Yachting Association developed several drafts of possible revisions to Section C, and proposed rules were tested on the water by various fleets in 2006. Some of those tests were conducted by the fleets that race in CYC races on Lake Washington.

The ISAF then appointed five rules experts from the U.K. and the U.S.A., including Rose, to develop the new Section C rules.

Rose said sailors who have new rule books should bring them to the seminar.
Rule books also will be available for purchase.

Tickets will be on sale at the door at $15 for Adults and $5 for students, payable by cash or check at the door.

The Sailing Foundation provides grants to help high school and college teams travel to national championships and assists in acquiring boats for youth racing fleets in the Puget Sound area. Corinthian Yacht Club is the largest sailboat racing club in the Northwest.

The theater where the seminar will be held is part of the Magnuson Park Community Center. To reach the theater, enter Magnuson Park from Sand Point Way at NE 74th Street ( the location of the security gate used when the park was a U.S. Navy Base). Then turn right on 62nd Avenue NE, and the Community Center is the large brick building about 100 yards up the street on the left.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:12 pm 
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Thanks, fellas.

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 Post subject: Racing rules software
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:33 pm 
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Go to www.rulesmaster.com and buy the downloadable program it is the best RRS learning product i've seen out there


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