Updated Racing Rules of Sailing

The International Sailing Federation updates and publishes the Racing Rules of Sailing (RSS) every four years and the rules for 2012 to 2016 have been published. Several well-known sailors have also published their respective books that contain extensive explanations and interpretations of the racing rules. Among them are Paul Elvstrom, Dave Perry and Brian Willis. Books by all of these rules experts are now available at and probably other places too. If you just want the rules without any explanation, you can download them from the ISAF web site. Click the link to the RRS pdf file. There’s lots of other racing information at the ISAF site too, including a link to an app for the RRS.