RRS 2021-24

2021-24 Racing Rules of Sailing

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) governs the sport of sailboat, sailboard and kite board racing. It is revised and published every four years by World Sailing. The 2021-2024 version with Australian Sailing prescriptions has been published and is now available to download below.

A copy of the RRS 2021-24 is required as part of your Equipment Audit. Copies are available from the SASC Office at $25.00 each.  An electronic copy is acceptable and can be downloaded by clicking on the image below:

Additional RRS Resources:

An illustrated guide to rules applying around the course:

How good is your knowledge of the Rules? Play this animated quiz –Test your Rules Knowledge

Starting a Race – View Zoom Recording

Race Officer Mike Warner provides an overview of the starting sequences and flags used during the start of a race.  Download the recording here:  Getting Started – Mike Warner Recording of Presentation

Download the presentation as a PDF here: Getting Started – Mike Warner


Protests must conform to RRS Rule 61.  Completed Protest forms must be delivered to the SASC Sailing Office no later than 1100 hours on the first working day following the day of the race protested.  Hearings will be held on the following Tuesday at the SASC clubhouse or as directed by the Protest Commmittee.

Protest Form

Protest Preparation