While some organizations have chosen--through their sailing instructions--to modify Rule 42, the ILYA feels strongly that the rule accurately reflects the way we want to conduct sailboat races in our association.

The following is an interpretation from the international federation that clarifies exactly what is allowed and what is prohibited. Judges, race officers and sailors alike should take time to familiarize themselves with the prohibited and permitted actions under Rule 42, and be prepared to enforce this rule to the letter in upcoming regattas.

To read the interpretation, Click here.