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ISAF RRS, but not as you know it

csabi

With World Sailing getting a new name, we thought it might be a good time to publish a document using a name we’ve wanted to use for ages!  At this link, you will find the new International Sailing Anarchy Federation – Rules for Racing and Sailing – a/k/a the ISAF RRS.

Printed under a Creative Commons license, these rules greatly simplify the traditional racing rules used by other systems without infringing on any of their copyrights.

Most importantly, they allow any event or organization who uses them to ignore other sailing governance requirements; according to every legal professional we spoke to, World Sailing’s copyright over their Rules provides their only legal basis for requiring compliance with their internal regulations.  Overreaching by the already legally beleaguered WS would easily be struck down by the courts or legislatures of most any Western nation.

For instance, by using the new ISAF Rules for Racing and Sailing rather than the World Sailing RRS, you can hold your own World Championship without running afoul of the World Sailing prohibition on using the word ‘World’ or ‘World Championship.’  And that’s just the beginning.

NOTE: This article does not constitute legal advice. NOTE 2: Parts of the attached RRS may constitute satire.  Please check with your event or club counsel before using them, and you have our blessing to modify them as you like.

Will you use the new ISAF RRS?  If not, why?  Speak.

 

csabi

February 18th, 2016

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