The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) governs the sport of sailboat and sailboard racing. It is revised and published every four years by World Sailing. The current edition is The RRS 2017-2020.

The RRS for 2021-24 became effective on 1 January 2021.

You can download the complete document and related publications below – also available are details of World Sailing’s Policy on the Reproduction of The Racing Rules.

Changes may be made to the RRS during the four-year period, but only when essential. These changes are published as Changes and Corrections to the RRS.

Click HERE for full details and downloadable documents

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer