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.

The new ‘Blue Book’ will took effect on 1 January 2021.  Copies are available from the SASC Office at $25.00 each.

A copy of the RRS 2021-24 is required as part of your Equipment Audit.  An electronic copy is acceptable and can be downloaded by clicking on the image below:

Summary of Changes for Competitors:

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

2021-24 Special Regulations 

The Special Regulations can assist when completing your Equipment Audit form.  AS Special Regulations 2021-24

As part of our Sailing Program, we normally conduct two Equipment Audits  each year, however due to Covid-19 restrictions, 2021-22 Equipment Audits have been postponed and new dates will be advised.  SASC will recognise 2020-21 Equipment Audits for Categories 4-7 until 31st December 2021 provided that yachts maintain compliance with the Australian Sailing Special Regulations.

It is important to service your inflatable life jackets – you will need to provide documentation confirming annual servicing.  Maritime have posted a video to show how to self-service your lifejacket:


Equipment Audit Forms

Equipment Audit forms can be downloaded below and should be completed prior to booking an audit.

Equipment Auditors

  • Bruce Dover (0414 631 055)
  • Chris Manion (0417 814 603)
  • Michael Jansen (0411 100 093)
  • Peter Scott (0411 222 009)
  • Costa Rozakis (0408 659 020)
  • Claire Rowland (0403 763 607)
  • Nigel Stoke (02 9953 6125)
  • John Sturrock (0419 258 375)
  • Tony Barry (0422 403 538)
  • Philip Brown (0418 214 897)