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Garry R
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Post by Garry R » Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:55 pm

Can anyone suggest a simple ILLUSTRATED book of racing rules. If there is a web download which explains the positions of overlaps and right of way etc etc when sailing that would be good - have only managed to get a text version and having to imagine the whole thing is a problem. (Having said that I will in general be the boat astern so likely not a problem until I am lapped!!!)

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Post by Rupert » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:48 pm

2005 - 2008 The rules in practice by Bryan Willis was the one I got at Bowmoor, and it seems pretty good. Published by Fernhurst books,

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Post by DavidC » Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:03 am

The Brian Willis book is one of the best. The RYA also publish a small ring bound book of the real basics which is great. Always read the main rule book (About £6 from the RYA)along side the explanation books. It is The Rule Book that counts. You could try for an excellent rule quiz with annimation.

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Post by Pat » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:05 am

"The Rules Book" by Eric Twiname, revised by Brian Willis, has lots of pictorial situation diagrams and clear explanations which cover almost everything (including the argument we had at Shearwater in the summer!).
It also has the full rules formally set out in the last part.
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Post by roger » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:00 pm

Pat which one:D
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Post by Stephen Hill » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:15 pm


I thought this one from the Canadian Wayfarer site was fairly good

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Post by Pat » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:23 pm

Only managed one this year Rog... but we did get very cross ;-)
Diagrams 10.2, 10.4, 11.2 AND 11.4 all in one hit (literally)!
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