Rules Articles

These are links to articles that I wrote and were published either in "The Kwasind" by The Royal Canadian Yacht Club under the banner "Know Your Rules" or in "Sailing in Canada" by Kerrwil under the banner "The Rules Guy".  I have been publishing in The Kwasind since 1997 and Sailing in Canada since 2020.  This listing will help you find articles on either site along with a list of the rules covered in each.  Links marked "SIC" are to Sailing in Canada and "Kwasind" are to the RCYC website.

Title

Link to Article

Rules Covered

After You Cross the Finishing Line

Part 1 - SIC

Part 2 - SIC

Definitions: Finish, Sail the Course

Rules: 28, 44.2

Tacking

Part 1 - SIC

Part 1 - Kwasind

Part 2 - SIC

Part 2 - Kwasind

Part 3 - SIC

Part 3  - Kwasind

Definitions: Leeward and Windward, Tack, Starboard or Port, Zone

Rules: 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16.1, 18.3

How to Finish

Signals: S, Blue Flag

Definitions: Finish

Rules: 32.2

Hails

Hails 

Definitions: Mark-Room, Zone

Rules: 2, 10, 16, 18.2, 20, 61

Penalties and Sportsmanship

October 2022 - SIC 

January 2023 - Kwasind

Basic Principles: Sportsmanship and the Rules

Rules: 2, 4

Cases: 138

Penalties - When and How to Take Them

Feb 2022 - SIC Oct 2021 - Kwasind

Rules: 2, 36,44 , P2

Mark Room - When Do You have to Gybe / When Can You Gybe

Definitions: Mark-Room, Proper Course Zone

Rules: 10, 11, 18.1, 18.2, 18.4, 43

Mark Room at a Gybe

Part 2 - SIC  Part 2 - Kwasind

Part 1 - SIC Part 1 - Kwasind

Definitions: Mark-Room, Zone

Rules: 18.1, 18.2, 43

New Rule Changes for 2021

Part 4 - SIC  Part 3 - Kwasind

Part 3 - SIC Part 2 - Kwasind

Part 2 -SIC 

Part 1 -SIC Part 1 - Kwasind

Note Sailing in Canada split Part 2 into Part 2 and 3 so the numbers do not line up.

Part 4: Safety, Green, Fair Sailing, Support Person, Rules 1, 37, 41, 47, 62, 63,9, 64,5, 69

Part 3: Rules 18.1, 18.2, 18.3

Part 2: Rule 16

Part 1: Finish, Proper Course, Sail the Course, Start, Rules 28, 29, 30, 37, A5,1

To see articles from before January 2021