World Sailing App 2017-2020 

The World Sailing app is a partnership between World Sailing and the RYA to produce a multi-lingual app for the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 to include rules, case books, call books and associated documents.

Available to Download!

The app is branded World Sailing but contains dedicated areas for any participating MNA (Member National Authority) where they can publish any documentation related to the 2017-2020 rules such as translated rules, local prescriptions, case books and guidance documents.

Integrated eBook

The key difference to any other digital rules product is the integrated eBook which cleverly links all the documents together and will incorporate the translated text of any participating National Authority. This will initially be available to purchase in-app.

With the integrated eBook, you can very quickly identify any case relevant to a particular rule, search for specific cases or even a case that may be associated to a text search.

A rules mode in the settings allows the Integrated eBook to display Windsurfing, Team, Match, Radio or Kiteboard Racing amendments for your convenience.

There are also useful features such as pop-ups for all definitions where they are referenced in the text; this helps refer back to the detail of the definition without navigating off the page.

You also have the ability to select a country, this will enable any translated rules and show the local prescriptions for that country from any participating MNA.


Languages currently available (in addition to English):

  • German
  • Dutch
  • Serbian
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Languages coming soon:

  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Russian

App Stores

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Regular Updates

This app will be updated regularly with content as it becomes available through World Sailing or participating MNAs or changes as appropriate. The updates to paid content will be available for free for the 2017-2020 edition.

Please enable Push Notifications to ensure you get notified when content or languages are added.

  • October 2016 - the Integrated eBook updated with RRS Changes and Corrections issued by World Sailing
  • November 2016 - RYA Racing Rules Guidance eBook added to the app
  • December 2016 - RYA Case Book added to the Integrated eBook
  • January 2017 - Australian Sailing prescriptions added to the Integrated eBook and Australian Sailing country page added to the app which includes the 2017-2020 Blue eBook.
  • February 2017 - World Sailing Team and Match Racing Call Books added as eBooks within the International (World Sailing) category and incorporated into the Integrated eBook.
  • March 2017 - World Sailing App added to the Windows Store
  • April 2017 - Country categories added for Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Serbia and Sweden which contain translated rules; incorporation into the Integrated eBook to follow.
  • May 2017 - Serbian translation of the racing rules added to the Integrated eBook.
  • June 2017 - RYA Case Book added to GBR category.
  • June 2017 - Dutch and German translations added to the Integrated eBook.
  • June 2017 - World Sailing Misconduct Guidance 2017 added to the app.
  • July 2017 - Country category added for Turkey which contains an eBook of the rules translated into Turkish - incorporation into the Integrated eBook to follow.
  • September 2017 - Spanish and Italian translations added to the Integrated eBook.

Contact Us:

We look forward to hearing from MNAs interested in participating or customers with any questions, comments or feedback. Similarly, if you find any bugs or have any problems with the app, please email the support team below.

App support email:

MNA enquiries email:

Click here to view the joint privacy policy for the World Sailing App.