Book locker: Rules rule

July 8, 2021

With racing opening up after a while, perhaps it’s time to get back in gear with a re-visit to the rules.  And btw, the rules have been updated so perhaps what you remember is out of date anyhow!


2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing with Sail Canada Prescriptions

by Sail Canada

CAD $29.95

This handbook contains the current official yacht racing rules as promulgated by the International Sailing Federation.









Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing Through 2024

by Perry, Dave & Dave Dellenbaugh

CAD $63.95

10th ed. Explains all the rules that apply at marks and obstructions Includes the complete text of the 2021-2024 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules of Sailing and US Sailing Prescriptions. Contains over 100 quotes and references to the US Sailing Appeals and ISAF Cases, making it an indispensable resource for all sailors as well as judges and other racing officials. The better you know the rules, the sharper you will be tactically on the racecourse.







Dave Perry’s 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes 2021-2024

by Perry, Dave

CAD $28.95

6th ed. The book highlights specific aspects of the racing rules in an enjoyable format designed to help you become much more familiar with The Racing Rules of Sailing. Increase your knowledge of the rules and your racing will improve dramatically as you gain greater confidence making tactical decisions and maneuvering in close quarters. Based on The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024, the sixth edition also includes an Advanced Rules Quiz section plus advice on how to be successful in the protest room.






Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules: 2021-2024 Rules

by Krause, Soren, ed.

CAD $40.00

One of the great Olympic sailors, Elvstrom devised a unique, bird’s-eye-view approach to explaining the Racing Rules in detail. Discussions have been updated to conform to new Rules, and each is cross-referenced to relevant case studies provided by World Sailing (formerly ISAF). As in previous editions, a set of plastic boats is included, for use during protest hearings, as well as the complete new Rules. A quick-reference guide.







The Rules in Practice: 2021-2024

by Willis, Bryan

CAD $44.95

10th ed. Willis provides and describes the updated Rules and how they will affect you. This edition also includes: a new chapter on luffing, a new scenario on leeward marks/gates and finishing, and analysis of key and common racecourse situations (from the point of view of each boat). Colour diagrams throughout ensure concepts can be easily understood.








Racing Rules Companion: 2021-2024

by Willis, Bryan

CAD $24.95

6th ed. This splash-resistant, quick reference guide covers the countdown sequence, right-of-way rules, flags, and other scenarios on and around the race course.








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