2017-2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing

The new Rules Book for 2017 is now available from the  RYA: rya.org.uk  as well as a handy guide and an on-line “Study version”! The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 Study Version

rya handy guide

racing rules 2017-2020

The main rule called out is the official introduction of the U flag for preparatory signals- rule 30.3
30.3 U Flag Rule
“If flag U has been displayed, no part of a boat’s hull, crew or equipment shall be in the triangle formed by the ends of the starting line and the first mark during the last minute before her starting signal. If a boat breaks this rule and is identified, she shall be disqualified without a hearing, but not if the race is restarted or resailed.”