Posted: 7/1/2016 1:27:48 PM
This month is a very busy month for match racing at RCYC. As well as the usual weekly program, the Canada’s Cup Defender Trials will be held July 1-3 and July 15-17 in Modern 8 Metres and the York Cup will be held July 9-10 in Sonars. If you go out to watch any of these races, you will notice is that they round the marks to starboard.
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 online 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
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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