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    Posted: 06 Jan 14 at 11:02pm

For the benefit of newcomers, old comers and anyone else, here are some links and references to primary sources, rules commentary books and rules apps and e-books.

Links current as at 7 January 2014, but regrettably some of them may not be durable.

Primary Sources

Racing Rules of Sailing, Study Version with links to the background submissions for all changes made in 2013

http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/RRS20132016StudyVersion-[13380].pdf

 

The [ISAF] Case Book

http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/20132016ISAFCaseBook-[14819].pdf


The [ISAF] Case Book Supplement

Includes the following Q&A rewritten as Cases:  13-005 B 002, 13-013 B 003, 13-015 B 004, 13-014 D 001, 13-006 E 001, 13-007 E 002, 13-008 E 003 , 13-009 J 003

http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/20132016ISAFCaseBookSupplement2014-[16130].pdf

 

ISAF Q&As

http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/QABookletOctober252013-[15764].pdf

 

RYA Appeals Book

http://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/Racing/RacingInformation/RacingRules/RYA%20Case%20Book%2010.13.pdf

 

US Sailing Appeals Book

http://ussailing.uberflip.com/i/100938

 

These electronic versions are particularly useful because they enable you to electronically search for relevant words or phrases.  You might find it useful to download them so you donít have to go on-line to see them.

The RRS and the ISAF Casebook are binding.

The RYA Appeals, although they will nearly always be followed in the UK, are, strictly speaking, not binding.

The Q&A are advisory only, but can be very helpful.

The RRS contains an index, which is often a good place to start, until you become more familiar with the rules.

The Definitions in the RRS are critically important:  you need to read and understand them, and, if you have a memory like mine, constantly refer to them as you apply the rules.

The Casebook Section 1 contains Abstracts of Cases by Rule Number.

The RYA Appeals Book Section 2 is similar but it contains both RYA Appeals AND ISAF Cases.

The RYA Appeals Book, at pages 3 to 6 contains a very useful table, listing all the rules, showing alongside them the relevant ISAF Cases and RYA Appeals.

The RYA Appeals Book is, therefore the easiest one to work from initially, but, as any law student will tell you, donít rely on the head-notes, and once you have located a relevant Appeal or Case, look at the full version in the Appeal book or the Casebook, and, if in doubt, look critically at other relevant appeals and cases.

Rules Commentary Books

(Google for on-line purchase and further information)

You should buy and read at least one.

Paul Elvstrom Explains Racing Rules of Sailing, 2013-2016 Edition

Includes headnotes from all ISAF Cases and cross-references from the rules to the relevant cases, and a short section on changes to the rules.

Comes with plastic toy boats.

 

Bryan Willis The Rules in Practice 2013-2016

In my opinion, the best rules book for beginners.

 

Eric Twiname (channelled by Bryan Willis) The Rules Book

Great British classic, updated for 2013 rules.

 

Dave Perry Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing through 2016

The US Sailing standard work.  Fuller discussions of all the rules.

Comes with cute cartoons (but no toys).

Apps and E-books

 

 ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016

Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.slipstreamstudio.isafrrs&feature=search_result

iPhone

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/isaf-racing-rules-sailing/id557907485?mt=8

All of 69 new pence for the complete rules

 

US Sailing The Racing Rules of Sailing Application for 2013-2016

Android

http://store.ussailing.org/browse.cfm/the-racing-rules-of-sailing-for-2013-2016-android-app/4,595.html

iPhone

http://media.ussailing.org/RulesApp.htm

About USD 5 plus an add-on extracts from Dave Perryís book for an extra $4.

More accessible structure than the ISAF version.

 

RYA Racing Rules and Cases 2013-2016 (eBook)

http://www.rya.org.uk/shop/pages/product.aspx?pid=E-RRC(RYADefaultCatalog)&mode=t&type=EBK(RYADefaultCatalog)

Looks promising, but a scandalous GBP 9.99.

Diagramming Tools

 

Boat Scenario

http://boats.sourceforge.net/pages/Download

Free 1mB program for Windows, Linux etc


Tactical Sailing Solutions (TSS)

http://tss.peronneau.net/

Original RRS diagramming software.  Not free.  Not updated since 2010.


Protestdraw

http://pathealy.com/cpctools/protestdraw/default.html

A very simple free MS Word document with a comprehensive library of boat and course images.



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For the benefit of newcomers, old comers and anyone else, here are some links and references to primary sources, rules commentary books and rules apps and e-books.

This is an updated version of the original post.  Links current as at 10 April 2014, but regrettably some of them may not be durable.

Primary Sources

Racing Rules of Sailing, Study Version with links to the background submissions for all changes made in 2013

http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/RRS20132016StudyVersion-[13380].pdf

 

The [ISAF] Case Book (Updated 2014)

Includes the Casebook Supplement including the following Q&A rewritten as Cases:  13-005 B 002, 13-013 B 003, 13-015 B 004, 13-014 D 001, 13-006 E 001, 13-007 E 002, 13-008 E 003 , 13-009 J 003

http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/20132016ISAFCaseBookUpdatedJan2014-[16129].pdf


ISAF Q&As

http://www.sailing.org/raceofficials/qandaservice/doc_list.php


RYA Appeals Book

http://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/Racing/RacingInformation/RacingRules/RYA%20Case%20Book%2010.13.pdf

 

US Sailing Appeals Book

http://ussailing.uberflip.com/i/100938

 

These electronic versions are particularly useful because they enable you to electronically search for relevant words or phrases.  You might find it useful to download them so you donít have to go on-line to see them.

The RRS and the ISAF Casebook are binding.

The RYA Appeals, although they will nearly always be followed in the UK, are, strictly speaking, not binding.

The Q&A are advisory only, but can be very helpful.

The RRS contains an index, which is often a good place to start, until you become more familiar with the rules.

The Definitions in the RRS are critically important:  you need to read and understand them, and, if you have a memory like mine, constantly refer to them as you apply the rules.

The Casebook Section 1 contains Abstracts of Cases by Rule Number.

The RYA Appeals Book Section 2 is similar but it contains both RYA Appeals AND ISAF Cases.

The RYA Appeals Book, at pages 3 to 6 contains a very useful table, listing all the rules, showing alongside them the relevant ISAF Cases and RYA Appeals.

The RYA Appeals Book is, therefore the easiest one to work from initially, but, as any law student will tell you, donít rely on the head-notes, and once you have located a relevant Appeal or Case, look at the full version in the Appeal book or the Casebook, and, if in doubt, look critically at other relevant appeals and cases.  The RYA Racing Rules and Cases 2013-2016 (eBook) (see below) is even better.

Rules Commentary Books

(Google for on-line purchase and further information)

You should buy and read at least one.

Paul Elvstrom Explains Racing Rules of Sailing, 2013-2016 Edition

Includes headnotes from all ISAF Cases and cross-references from the rules to the relevant cases, and a short section on changes to the rules.

Comes with plastic toy boats.

 

Bryan Willis The Rules in Practice 2013-2016

In my opinion, the best rules book for beginners.

 

Eric Twiname (channelled by Bryan Willis) The Rules Book

Great British classic, updated for 2013 rules.

 

Dave Perry Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing through 2016

The US Sailing standard work.  Fuller discussions of all the rules.

Comes with cute cartoons (but no toys).

Apps and E-books

 

 ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016

Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.slipstreamstudio.isafrrs&feature=search_result

iPhone

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/isaf-racing-rules-sailing/id557907485?mt=8

All of 69 new pence for the complete rules

 

US Sailing The Racing Rules of Sailing Application for 2013-2016

Android

http://store.ussailing.org/browse.cfm/the-racing-rules-of-sailing-for-2013-2016-android-app/4,595.html

iPhone

http://media.ussailing.org/RulesApp.htm

About USD 5 plus an add-on extracts from Dave Perryís book for an extra $4.

More accessible structure than the ISAF version.

 

RYA Racing Rules and Cases 2013-2016 (eBook)

http://www.rya.org.uk/shop/pages/product.aspx?pid=E-RRC(RYADefaultCatalog)&mode=t&type=EBK(RYADefaultCatalog)

This is an excellent 'Judges Work Bench' with rules hyperlinked to Cases, Appeals and current Q&A

Well worth GBP 9.99.

Diagramming Tools

 

Boat Scenario

http://boats.sourceforge.net/pages/Download

Free 1mB program for Windows, Linux etc


Tactical Sailing Solutions (TSS)

http://tss.peronneau.net/

Original RRS diagramming software.  Not free.  Not updated since 2010.


Protestdraw

http://pathealy.com/cpctools/protestdraw/default.html

A very simple free MS Word document with a comprehensive library of boat and course images.

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I need a 'club quiz night' resource.
Someone must have done this, not popular with the other halves of course but then why do I want to answer stupid questions about who is copping off with who in Corrie/Enders/Emmerdale etc.

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Dr Google is your friend.

Google 'sailing racing rules quiz' and 'sailing racing rules tests'.

You'll get plenty.
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Protest models: 

https://sailing-media.com/shop/modellboote/

http://www.dmtra.nl/shop/
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Originally posted by Brass

Dr Google is your friend.

Unfortunately Google is a pretty dumb and unhelpful friend, unable to tell the difference between really first class resources and utter dross, which means its helpful if people who know the difference and have investigated can share recommendations.
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I havent been able to find anything in 'pub quiz' format with simple easy to print images.
Worse case I'll do my own from the ISAF casebook, but not much time this week and quiz is sat.
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The obvious source would be the RYA umpire test question book. Unfortunately, the chances of getting your hands on that, or a portion of it....about zero. 
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Originally posted by JimC

Originally posted by Brass

Dr Google is your friend.

Unfortunately Google is a pretty dumb and unhelpful friend, unable to tell the difference between really first class resources and utter dross, which means its helpful if people who know the difference and have investigated can share recommendations.

I disagree.

The first 10 hit page I get from 'sailing racing rules quiz' includes:
  • link to Uli Finkh's excellent animated rules quizes,
  • two Dave Perry problems,
  • Jos Spikerman's LTW page with links to numerous downloadable quiz questions.
The first 10 hit page I get from 'sailing racing rules test' includes:
  • Another link to Uli Finkh's quizes,
  • Link to the LTW quiz download page,
  • Link to Dave Dellenbaugh's Speed and Smarts Quizes.
That's a lot of high quality resources.

One look at them will tell you so.
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Originally posted by piglet

I havent been able to find anything in 'pub quiz' format with simple easy to print images.
Worse case I'll do my own from the ISAF casebook, but not much time this week and quiz is sat.
Better starting point would be the TR Call Book.

It has a lot of Calls that are really just quite simple examples of application of the [fleet racing] rules, particularly the two boat scenarios.

Some of them have 'if ... either ... or...' solutions, like 'if L luffs quickly and does not give W room to keep clear she breaks rule 16, or if L luffs only slowly, then W breaks rule 11'.

These can be made into two separate problems by putting each of the if ... or conditions up into the problem description.


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