Posted: 2/1/2018 11:25:56 AM
This month, I am going to discuss a situation slightly more complicated than I usually address. This situation involves three boats at the windward mark.
by Andrew Alberti
Posted: 6/1/2017 2:16:28 PM
This month, we continue our review of the changes in the latest rule book, 2017-2020. In honour of the Optimist North American Championships, scheduled for the end of this month, I am going to cover a situation that is much more likely in Optimists and other small boats on crowded starting lines than it is on keelboats. 
by Andrew Alberti
Posted: 5/1/2017 2:13:43 PM
This month, we continue our review of the changes in the latest rule book, 2017-2020. The hard copy of the new book is now available and I believe that the pro shop has copies for sale. This month we are going to leave the right-of-way rules and cover some of the biggest changes in the new book. 
by Andrew Alberti
Posted: 4/1/2017 2:10:46 PM
This month, we continue with our review of the changes in the latest rule book, 2017-2020. The hard copy of the new book is now available from Sail Canada. I hope that local stores will have it soon. It is also available on the web from the World Sailing site. This month, I will continue our look at mark roundings, this time looking at rule 18.3 “Tacking in the Zone”. Rule 18.3 has always been the part of rule 18 that is most difficult to explain. When it was first introduced, in 1997, I summarized it by saying “Don’t tack within the zone unless you have read the rule at least three times.” The new version is not much easier to understand. It does eliminate some unusual cases and limits the rule to its originally intended purpose.
by Andrew Alberti
Posted: 3/1/2017 2:02:09 PM
This month, we continue with our review of the changes in the latest rule book, 2017-2020. At the time I wrote this, the book was still not available in hardcopy from Sail Canada. It is available on the web from the World Sailing site. This month, I will start to look at mark-rounding.  
by Andrew Alberti
This page provides links to a set of articles original published in Kwasind Magazine.  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. 

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 on sailing.org.
ABOUT ANDREW ALBERTI
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. 

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