Changes to Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012


Effective January 1, 2010


18.2 Giving Mark-Room

(c)  When a boat is required to give mark-room by rule 18.2(b), she shall continue to do so even if later an overlap is broken or a new overlap begins. However, if the boat entitled to mark-room passes head to wind or leaves the zone, rule 18.2(b) ceases to apply.


Note - in the RRS, when words appear in italics it means that that term appears in the definitions.


There was another change regarding requests for redress from the RC. Basically, it says that if a request for redress is filed the RC will post a notice to all competitors so that others that may have been affected by the issue may file or join the request before the hearing is held.