Racing Resources

Articles of interest to the Racing Sailor


  • Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024
  • Summary of the rules (credit: Port Townsend Sailing Association)
    1. Port keeps clear of starboard. R10
    2. Windward keeps clear of leeward when overlapped. R11
    3. When on the same tack a boat astern keeps clear of a boat ahead. R12
    4. A boat Tacking keeps clear of one that is not tacking. R13
    5. If you gain right of way (R15) or change your course (R16.1), give the other boat time (Room) to keep clear.
    6. The inside overlapped boat at three boat lengths from the mark is entitled to Mark-Room. R18
    7. A boat that is backing-up (R22.3), taking a penalty turn (R22.2) or not racing must keep clear of other boats.
    8. If you have broken a rule, always get well clear as soon as you can, and then take your penalty turn(s). R44.2
    9. A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. R14

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San Francisco Racing

  • Marks Location (Lat-Long) of marks in SF Bay
  • Tide Flood tide maps out of tide book
  • Tide Ebb tide maps
  • SF Current Map Generate detailed current maps for any arbitrary date and time. I am the only one with this data. Please email me if you use it.
  • Race Pictures Some historic racing photos

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