Rules & Racing

Rules & Racing

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) are updated every 4 years. Every racing sailor, coach, official and regatta organizer should own a Rule Book for ready reference.


World Sailing’s Racing Rules of Sailing

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Changes and corrections made by World Sailing in “The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024”

Changes and Corrections effective Jan. 1, 2021

Additional Changes and Corrections effective Jan. 1, 2022

Sail Canada Racing Rules Committee approval of the use of World Sailing Development Rule DR22-01 regarding Test Rule 18

The Sail Canada Prescriptions for the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing are available here:

RRS 2021-2024 Sail Canada Prescriptions (updated March 14, 2022)

Important Documentation


Many thanks to the Sail Canada Rules Committee and Judges’ Sub-Committee, and our support partners for helping to provide us with the Racing Rules of Sailing in Canada.

Proving Membership at Sail Canada events & Sailing Competitions in Canada_applying RRS 46

  • Rolex
  • Helly Hansen
  • Gallagher Skippers' Plan
  • BMO Sail Canada MasterCard
  • Government of Canada