FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jake Fish, US SAILING Communications Manager
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (May 20, 2009) – US SAILING, the national governing body for the sport, has announced the availability of purchase for The US SAILING Appeals Book for 2009 – 2012 in hard copy at the US SAILING Store (http://store.ussailing.org/). This new edition includes The ISAF Case Book for 2009 – 2012, and is comprised of important and useful interpretations of the rules that assist sailors, race officials and judges make the best decisions according to the rules.
“As a competitive racer, coach and judge, I can say this book is loaded with important and useful interpretations of the rules,” said Dave Perry, US SAILING Appeals Committee Chairman.
The appeals are decisions of the US SAILING Appeals Committee, and the cases are decisions of national authorities from around the world published by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). Typically, protest committees base their decisions on appeals and cases with similar facts.
Most appeals and cases are brief, with a clear explanation of the facts and often with a supporting diagram. This is followed by a detailed interpretation and application of the rules to those facts. The book can be used as a quiz book. An index of the summaries of each appeal, called abstracts, are featured and sorted by rule number. For instance, if you are in a protest involving rule 17 (proper course), you can efficiently scan through each appeal and case pertaining to rule 17 to see if one applies to your situation.
Many of the appeals and cases detailed in the book are actual situations, and some are interesting hypothetical situations and questions submitted by yacht clubs and other sailing organizations. Sailors, race officers and judges, especially any sailor who may be hearing a protest or redress request, are strongly encouraged to read The US SAILING Appeals Book for 2009 – 2012. In addition to being available in US SAILING’s Store, US SAILING members can read it on-line for free at: (www.ussailing.org/appeals/).
About US SAILING
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US SAILING is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.