Posted: 5/19/2020 2:29:59 PM
I started these articles in January 1997. By my calculation that makes this the 250th article. Since the right-of-way section of the Racing Rules of Sailing is only 8 pages long (13 if we include the definitions), there is only so much to write about. If I am to continue with these articles, I need more questions to start coming in. Please send your questions to kyrules@alberti.ca
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Posted: 5/19/2020 1:19:10 PM
Last issue, I drew your attention to a new International Race Officer, who grew up at the club. This month I would like to draw your attention to an experienced International Judge, who joined the club almost 20 years ago. Lynne Beal is one of only eight World Sailing International Judges in Canada. She was the Jury Secretary for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and a member of the Jury for the 2012 Olympics in London and the 2016 Olympics in Rio. She was scheduled to be a member of the Jury for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and I assume will still be, when they take place in 2021. If you see Lynne around the club, please thank her for her ongoing dedication to the sport.
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Posted: 5/19/2020 1:15:54 PM
Before I start, I want to offer my congratulations to Tom Clarke, son of Robin and the late Nicki Clarke and brother of Kirsty, Magnus and Zoe, who are all, I think, still members of the club. Tom was also my skipper for two years in the racing division of the RCYC Junior Club. Tom now lives in Bermuda, where he is a member of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. At the World Sailing meeting in November, he was certified as an International Race Officer (IRO). To put it in perspective, Canada administers four levels of race officers, Assistant, Club, Regional and National. International is the level above that. There are 212 in the world, 6 in Canada, and Tom is the only one in Bermuda. This is quite an accomplishment and we should all be proud of him. 
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Posted: 1/13/2020 9:01:58 AM

In the past four issues, we have done an overview of the right-of-way rules. In the first, we reviewed Section A of Part 2 of the Racing Rules of Sailing. In the second, we looked at the definitions, in the third we went over Section B of Part 2 and in the fourth, we examined Section C of Part 2. This issue, we will finish the series with Section D of Part 2, Other Rules. As its name suggests, Section D contains a collection of rules that didn’t belong in Sections A-C.

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Posted: 1/13/2020 8:53:09 AM

In the past three issues, we have been doing an overview of the right-of-way rules. In the first, we did a review of Section A of Part 2 of the Racing Rules of Sailing. In the second we did a review of the definitions, in the third we did a review of Section B of Part 2. This issue, we will look at Section C of Part 2, Marks and Obstructions. Many of my articles over the past 22 years have covered rules in this section, but this is the most involved and complicated part of right-of-way rules, so I will only provide an overview in this issue. Even reprinting all of Section C would make the article too long, so I have only reprinted the headings and introductions.

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Posted: 1/13/2020 8:42:53 AM

In the past two issues we have been doing an overview of the right-of-way rules. In the first, we did a review of Section A of Part 2, in the second we did a review of the definitions. This issue, we will look at Section B of Part 2, General Limitations, which is essentially limitations applying to boats that have right of way according to Section A.

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Posted: 1/13/2020 8:25:19 AM
Last issue, we started an overview of the right-of-way rules. That issue focused on Section A of Part 2. At the end of that article, I said would next focus on the definitions. Early in the Rules book, there is a separate section helpfully titled “Definitions”. Many of the words in the book sail under the colours of the standard definitions provided by a good dictionary, and that is what we use if a word is not defined in the rulebook. Some words, though, need a very specific definition and we find those here. If a word is in italics in a rule, then it is defined in the rulebook’s definitions; its meaning and its role in the rules that use it is specifically tied to the definition listed there. Note, for instance, the way the conventional concepts of “Clear Astern” and “Clear Ahead” are modified for racing by the boats’ respective tacks.
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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 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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