Posted: 5/1/2016 1:22:19 PM
I don’t get a lot of questions about hitting marks, but I do see or hear of people taking the wrong penalties. If you want to skip reading the rest of this article, here is a summary. If you hit a mark, sail clear as soon as possible and do one turn.
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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