Basic RC Sailing Rules

Below is a link to just one You Tube video on the Basic Rules of RC Sailing

Here is a link to some more information in written and PDF format concerning Basic Terminology and Basic Racing rules.

John's RC Sailing Rules and Tactics -

Learning the Rules – Start simple

Learning the rules is quite a challenge – so try to master these five basic principles- they cover about 95% of all racing incidents:

- Port keeps clear of starboard,

- Windward keeps clear of leeward,

- Astern keeps clear of ahead,

- Only tack if you are clear,

- Give room to inside boats at marks, and when in doubt, stay clear – BUT ASK AFTERWARDS to find out which rule would apply so you may learn for the ‘next time’.

Words of Wisdom from John Ball