RRS/Special Regs

RRS/Special Regs

Racing Rules of Sailing

Australian Sailing has ceased producing the "Blue Book" in hard copy and replaced it with a digital e-book version of the 2017-2020 Blue Book.

The e-book versions of the RRS, including Australian Sailing prescriptions, are available free of charge and can be downloaded from the popular e-book platforms iBooks and Kobo.  All rule references in the e-book versions are bookmarked and searchable, allowing for easy navigation throughout the entire publication.

The e-book publications can be viewed on PCs, tablets, smartphones and e-reading devices.

Blue Book (download from itunes)

Blue Book (download from Kobo)

A PDF copy of the Blue Book (including Australian Sailing prescriptions) may be downloaded here, and a document setting out changes and corrections effective from 1 January 2018 is available here.

Special Regulations

The sport of sailing in Australia has a strong reputation for self-management of safety. An important tool for this is the Special Regulations, whose purpose is to establish uniform minimum equipment, accommodation and training standards for racing boats.

Special Regulations do not replace, but rather supplement the requirements of government authorities, the Racing Rules of Sailing and the rules of class associations and rating systems.

A PDF copy of the Special Regulations may be downloaded here.