Pre-order your copy of the new Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024

02 Oct 20

The RYA Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 books are now available to pre-order from the RYA web shop.

Updated every four years, the Racing Rules of Sailing are compulsory for racing sailors all over the world.

As well as the full racing rules, the RYA Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 (order code YR1, RRP £10.99), is the only publication available that also details the RYA National Prescriptions, essential for understanding racing in the UK.

The RYA also publish two further titles to help sailors understand and reference the rules with ease.

The RYA Handy Guide to the Racing Rules 2021-2024 (order code YR7, RRP £4.49) is available in both print and eBook formats. A useful pocket guide and simplified view of the basic racing rules, it is essential reading if you are new to racing, or want a straightforward overview of the basic principles. 

The digital eBook edition is ideal for accessing the rules quickly and easily on your phone or tablet, whenever and wherever you need them. 

Also in the series is RYA The Racing Rules Explained 2021-2024 eBook (order code E-G80, RRP £17.99) written by Trevor Lewis, former Chair of the RYA Racing Committee, a World Sailing International Judge and acknowledged rules expert.

With detailed explanations of each rule, the eBook also features case book examples from World Sailing, RYA, USA and Canada making it the most relevant title available.

RYA Publications Manager, Steen Ingerslev commented: “We’re delighted to be working on the new editions of the Racing Rules of Sailing. As always, the popular series is essential reading for competitors, race officials and anyone looking to increase their Racing Rules knowledge.

“We anticipate the eBook editions will be available later this month, with the print editions ready to ship in early December - in time for Christmas and ahead of the rule changes at the beginning of next year.”

The new rules come into effect in January 2021, make sure you’re ready by pre-ordering your copy today. 

All the RYA Racing Rules of Sailing titles are available to pre-order now on the RYA web shop – RYA members can take advantage of a 15% discount on all RYA publications. The eBook editions will also be available through the RYA Books App, as well as Apple Books and Google Play Books. 

For more information about the 2021-2024 titles, as well as other RYA racing publications visit