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1 TEST Windsurfing & Kiteboard Racing Rules

2 1 The Zone for boards is 3 board lengths. FALSE There is no Zone for windsurfing or kiteboards Windsurfing and kiteboard (Definition Zone is deleted) Rule 18 begins apply between boards when one of them is “About to round or pass a mark”. This is observed when a board begins to maneuver to round or pass the mark. Windsurfing RRS B2.18 Kiteboard RRS F WK

3 2 Windsurfing boards are permitted to slow down by dropping their sail into the water when approaching to start. FALSE In the last minute before her starting signal, a board shall have her sail out of the water and in a normal position, except when accidentally capsized. Windsurfing RRS B W

4 3 A board is “About to round or pass a mark” when she is within 3 board lengths of the mark. FALSE A board is “About to round or pass a mark” when her proper course is to begin to maneuver to round or pass the mark. Windsurfing RRS Appendix B Definitions Kiteboard RRS Appendix F Definitions 4 WK

5 4 If a board clear astern becomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths to leeward of a board on the same tack, she may sail above her proper course. TRUE Rule 17 is deleted. Windsurfing RRS B2.17 Kiteboard RRS F WK

6 5 RRS 18.3 – “Tacking When Approaching a Mark” is not applicable for boards. TRUE Rule 18.3 is deleted Windsurfing RRS B Kiteboard RRS F WK

7 6 At the windward mark, an inside overlapped right-of- way board is not required to bear away to sail to the downwind mark which is her proper course to sail. FALSE When an inside overlapped right-of-way board must gybe or bear away at the mark (except at a gate mark) to sail her proper course, until she gybes or bears away she shall sail no farther from the mark than needed to sail that course. Windsurfing RRS B Kiteboard RRS F WK

8 7 When a board touches a mark she must take a 360° Turn Penalty with no requirement for tacks or gybes. FALSE Boards are permitted to touch a mark. Windsurfing RRS B3 deletes RRS 31 Kiteboard RRS F3 deletes RRS 31 8 WK

9 8 When a board is breaking rule of Part 2 she may take a One-Turn Penalty which includes one tack and one gybe. FALSE RRS 44.2 is changed, so that two turns are replaced by a 360°turn with no requirement for tack and gybe. Windsurfing RRS B In addition, when a kiteboard is making a penalty turn, the hull must be in the water Kiteboard RRS F WK

10 9 A board that breaks a rule of Part 2 while racing may exonerate herself by promptly taking a 360°- Turn Penalty by board only. TRUE A board may take a 360°-Turn Penalty if she did not cause injury or serious damage or gain a significant advantage by her breach. A board takes a 360°-Turn Penalty by promptly making a 360° turn, with no requirement for a tack or a gybe Windsurfing RRS B4.44.1; B Kiteboard RRS F ; B WK

11 10 To protest a board for a Part 2 incident in the racing area that a board was involved in, a board shall hail “Protest” and raising her hand. FALSE The board needs only to hail “Protest” at the time; there is no requirement to raise a hand. Windsurfing RRS B5.61 Kiteboard RRS F WK

12 11 A protest by a board is invalid without informing the race committee as soon as practicable after she finishes or retires. TRUE A board shall also inform the race committee of her intention to protest as soon as practicable after she finishes or retires. Windsurfing RRS B5.61 Kiteboard RRS F WK

13 12 The requirement for a board to report a protest to the race committee must be written in the Sailing Instructions. FALSE The requirement to inform RC is written in rules and need not be repeated in the SI’s. Windsurfing RRS B5.61 Kiteboard RRS F WK

14 13 A windsurfing board is capsized when the top of mast is in the water. FALSE A windsurfing board is capsized when her sail or competitor is in the water. Windsurfing RRS Appendix B Definition Capsized. 14 W

15 14 A kiteboard is not capsized when her lines of kite are tangled with another kiteboard’s lines, but the competitor has not yet fallen into the water. FALSE A kiteboard is capsized when o Her kite is in the water. o Her lines are tangled with another kiteboard’s lines. o The competitor has, clearly by accident and for a significant period of time Fallen into the water or Become disconnected from the hull. Kiteboard RRS Appendix F Definition Capsized. 15 K

16 15 A kiteboard finishes when any part of her hull, crew or equipment in normal position, crosses the finishing line from the course side. FALSE A kiteboard finishes when, while the competitor is in contact with the hull, any part of her hull, or the competitor in normal position, crosses the finishing line from the course side. Kiteboard RRS Appendix F Definition. 16 K

17 16 A board is entitled to redress when she capsizes because of the action of a board that was breaking a rule of Part 2, even if there is no damage or injury. TRUE A board is entitled to redress when she capsizes because of the action of a board that was breaking a rule of Part 2. Windsurfing, additional rule B5.62.1(e) Kiteboard, additional rule F5.62.1(e) 17 WK

18 17 At windsurfing and kiteboarding events, when it is stated in the sailing instructions, the race committee may give oral instructions ashore. TRUE For both windsurfing and kiteboarding events RRS 90.2(c) is changed to, “Oral instructions may be given only if the procedure is stated in the sailing instructions.” Windsurfing RRS B7.90 Kiteboard RRS F WK

19 18 In a race in light wind a competitor may lay on the board and paddle with their hands to finish the race. FALSE A competitor shall not make significant progress by paddling, swimming or walking. Windsurfing RRS B4.42 Kiteboard RRS F WK

20 19 To break a tie in the series-score between two or more boards, the first option is use their best excluded score. TRUE Windsurfers start to break ties by ranking boards in order of their best excluded race score. Windsurfing RRS B8.A8.1 Kiteboards start to break ties in favour of the kiteboard with the best single excluded race scores(s). Kiteboard RRS F8.A WK


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