Welcome to Committee Boat Corner, with your Principal Race Officer, Patrick! I will bring up topics related to US Sailing Rules noticed during races.
I will reference the US Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the US Sailing Appeals book (noted as “Appeal”) and the ISAF Case Book (noted as “Case”). The Appeals book is available to any US Sailing member in PDF form for free, or in print for a few bucks. The ISAF Case Book can be found here: http://www.sailing.org/documents/caseandcall/case-book.php