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Racing Rules Committee 

The RYA appoints the Racing Rules Committee whose task is (a) To interpret and apply the RRS in the UK (b) To establish the RYA Prescriptions to the RRS (c) To decide appeals concerning the interpretation and application of the RRS

In addition the committee publishes guidance notes to aid understanding of the RRS and selected appeal cases. It also prepares submissions to World Sailing for changes to the RRS and provides an advisory service. The members are:

  • Peter Johnson (Chair) 
  • Richard Thompson (Vice Chair)
  • Jack Fenwick    
  • Carol Haines  
  • Jon Napier
  • Mark Rushall
  • Niall McLeod
  • Michael Short
  • Chris Simon
  • Mike Urwin  
  • Gordon Stredwick ( Racing Rules Manager)

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