The Racing Rules: Just the Basics

Rules port and starboardThe specifics of the sailboat racing rules are mind-numbingly detailed and written to cover all potential incidents. DON’T WORRY - You do not need to know everything about the rules to go out and have fun and be safe. By reading and understanding the following rules and terms, you should be able to get around the course without fouling another boat or causing an accident. These rules should only be thought of as a beginning! 

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