Racing Rules

Here are some basic racing rules in pictorial form, also some info on the flags used in the race box. It is always good to refresh your knowledge. If anyone is uncertain they should read the ISAF Racing Rules 2017-2020 of sailing and the SYC Sailing Instructions 2017/18
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Some Basic Animated Rules

17.6 For the Salcombe Yawl class RRS rule 44.1 is changed so that the two-turn penalty is replaced by a one-turn penalty. This applies only to Yawl races (including Handicapped Yawl races) and does not apply when Yawls are racing in mixed fleets ie Open Handicap or Pursuit Races. For the avoidance of doubt, where a Yawl is involved in an incident with a boat from any other class, this amendment does NOT apply. The change applies to Yawl on Yawl incidents only.

RYA Rules