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The Rules in Practice By Bryan Willis

The Rules in Practice by Bryan Willis

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Everyone who races sailboats, from the smallest dinghy to the biggest yacht, needs to know the international racing rules. These rules are revised every four years by ISAF (the International Sailing Federation) This complete guide to the new rules is set to be the first book to market - and, like its predecessor, the definitive guide.

The Rules in Practice Summary

The Rules in Practice: 2009-2012 by Bryan Willis

The racing rules of sailing explained. Get ahead of the competition with this straight talking, practical guide to the racing rules 2008-2012 Rules in Practice is primarily for competitive sailors who race in keelboats and dinghies. The Racing Rules of Sailing apply to all forms of sailboat racing. The author - a member of the International Sailing Federation - looks at 100 key situations that occur on the racecourse - both championship and club racing. Unlike the competition, Bryan looks at each situation from your viewpoint, the helmsman. It summarizes what each may, must, or cannot do. Armed with this information you will have the confidence to exploit your rights to the full, on the water and in the protest room. It features a special analysis of the latest rule changes and has been extended to contain the very latest Rules and Appendices in full. Introduction. 1. The Basics. 2. Before the Preparatory Signal. 3. In the Preparatory Period. 4. The Start. 5. The Gate Start. 6. On the Beat. 7. Rounding the Windward Mark. 8. On the Reach. 9. Rounding the Wing Mark. 10. Rounding the Leeward Mark from the Reach. 11. On the Run. 12. Rounding the leeward mark from the Run. 13. The Finish. 14. Means of Propulsion. 15. Taking a Penalty. 16. Protesting. 17. Requesting Redress & Appealing. The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2005-2008. Introduction. Basic principle. Part 1. Fundamental Rules. Part 2. When Boats Meet. Part 3. Conduct of a Race. Part 4. Other Requirements When Racing. Part 5. Protests, Redress, Hearings, Misconduct & Appeals. Part 6. Entry and Qualification. Part 7. Race Organization. Appendices. Index.

The Rules in Practice Reviews

The book is easy to read, has lots of diagrams to describe he [the] essential rules and changes made (Multihull Review, Spring 2009) ...essential reading for the coming season. In particular, the book looks at 100 key situations that regularly occur (Yachting World, December 2008)

About Bryan Willis

Bryan Willis chairs international juries at major events throughout the world. He was Chairman of the Jury for the Sydney Olympics and Chairman of the Jury and Chief Umpire for the last three editions of the America's Cup. He is vice-chairman of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules Committee, on which he has served for over 25 years. He has chaired the ISAF Race Management Committee and the ISAF Race Officials Committee, and was instrumental in the development of umpiring.

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The Rules in Practice: 2009-2012 by Bryan Willis
Used - Very Good
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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