Welcome to Red Baron's RRS Discussion
There are generally racing rules seminars available during the winter. In fact, BBSA is hosting John McCarthy’s “Morning with Murphy” on February 18th, 2023, at Constant Hall at ODU. I hope everyone will make plans to attend what will certainly be a fun and informative morning. Prior to John’s workshop, we thought it would be helpful to start a weekly conversation about the racing rules. We will use a building block approach, so the task isn’t so daunting. I will publish two to three slides a week to work through the sections of the rules.
We have started at the beginning with definitions and do cutting and pasting so we don’t have translation errors. We will highlight key words in red font and add some comments in blue font to help explain various points. Some diagrams will also be added to help explain some of the rules since the rules have no diagrams of boats maneuvering. We are carefully researching with some experienced sailors to avoid mistakes but would appreciate any feedback to help improve the project as we will keep it as a reference and then update with the new version of rules in 2025.
As slides are available, you will find a link them each week below. Hope you find this useful as we all strive to become better sailors.