Paul Elvstrom explains
The Racing Rules
2013 - 2016 Rules
Edited by Soren Krause
Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing has accompanied sailors to regattas since 1965. This new edition of the book--known to all simply as “Elvstrom” and famous for its plastic boats and wind arrows-- incorporates the complete text of the International Sailing Federation’s (ISAF) 2012 rules changes. It features color-coded explanations and interpretations of the rules with the help of two-color bird’s-eye-view drawings. It also offers a full-color chart of race signals, a graphic quick-reference locator for the rules, a summary of recent rules changes, and procedural notes for filing a protest, and four plastic boat models in a snap-in frame. The models are designed to be used to illustrate the circumstances of each protest. They can also be used on an overhead projector. The frame can be used as a ruler and a template when making the drawing on the protest form. Paperback with vinyl jacket/wallet. 239 pgs.
Søren Krause is a leading authority on sailing rules, a frequent judge on international regatta committees, and a member of the ISAF rule-making authority.