Learn the Rules of Racing

On this page there are videos with a variety of information related to the Racing Rules of Sailing (“RRS”).  The RRS are updated every four years and were last updated for 2021. This page will help you develop your knowledge of the RRS and how they are applied on the Race Course. This knowledge will help you develop your strategy and tactics when racing.

If you really want to go in depth, check out The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 (PDF, 2.7 MB, opens in new tab/window or downloads to your computer, depending on your browser’s settings).

Anatomy of a race

Learn the Basic racing Rules

What changed in the RRS in 2021

Flags and sequences used for starting a race

Racing Rule Tips Pre-start

Race Start basic tactics

Racing tips for the first beat

Mark Rounding tips

Racing Rule Tips Downwind

Racing Rule Tips Leeward Mark rounding