The Rules in Practice 2017-2020

Bryan Willis

Date Published :
December 2016
Publisher :
Fernhurst Books
Illustration :
85 color diagrams
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ISBN : 9781909911529
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 8.27 X 6.69 inches
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The racing rules bible, completely updated for the latest 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing.
You don’t have to know all the rules off by heart, but you do need to know your rights and obligations on the water – the rules can be looked up afterwards. This book takes you through the key situations that occur repeatedly on the race course showing, from the point of view of each boat in turn, what you may, must, or cannot do. Color diagrams throughout ensure concepts are easily understood. The book also contains the new Racing Rules of Sailing in full, with all the Appendices.

The latest rule changes are highlighted, along with their impact on you as a sailor. The Rules in Practice has been the racing rules bible for over 30 years, written by Bryan Willis who is an acknowledged rules expert.

About The Author

Bryan Willis is a leading authority on the rules of yacht and dinghy racing. He has been chairman of the jury and chief umpire for some of the most prestigious sailing events in the world, including the America’s Cup and Olympics. He served on the International Sailing Federation (now World Sailing) Racing Rules Committee for over 25 years.


"An excellent book: ideal for all sailors who race, or are thinking of racing.”

- Little Ship Club

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- Sailing Magazine

"Well illustrated… easy to follow."

- Laser World

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