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 version.

A PDF copy of the 2021-24 Blue Book (including Australian Sailing prescriptions) may be downloaded here, and a document setting out changes and corrections effective from 1 January 2021 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 in effect until 30 June 2021 may be downloaded here and a copy to come into effect on 1 July 2021 may be downloaded here.