This page provides links to a set of articles original published in the Kwasind.  The versions here include animated diagrams.  The original articles can be found within the original magazines which are available on line back to January 2007 click here

Andrew Alberti has been writing these monthly articles in the Kwasind since early 1997.  They explain the Racing Rules of Sailing.  Andrew is a National Judge and National Umpire.  He is a member of the Sail Canada Rules and Appeals Committees.  The interpretation of the rules contained in the articles is Andrew's and not that of the RCYC or any of the committees he sits on.  If you have questions please feel free to email him at    

Articles before December 2016 are based on the Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-12 or 2013-2016 and have not been updated to reflect the changes that apply as of January 2017 with the publication of the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-20.  A copy of the new rules can be found at


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