2018 Daysailer Regatta Photo

Orleans Yacht Club (OYC) Adult Racing


39 Cove Road
Orleans, MA   02653

N 41° 47.273'   W 069° 59.123'

Racing Rules

Sailing instructions for all OYC daysailer racing events include the following text. [This event] will be governed by the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing, the 2017-2020 prescriptions of U.S. Sailing, the rules of the Day Sailer Association, with modifications made by these Sailing Instructions.

The above text cites the rules created by racing rule authorities, plus the sailing instructions for a regatta, race series, or race. Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are made available online well in advance of any event. Sailing instructions are also distributed at the skippers meeting prior to racing. The rules of the three sailing authorities are also available online.

World Sailing

World Sailing was formerly known as International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The World Sailing rules are provided on the The Racing Rules of Sailing web page.

US Sailing

The US Sailing Rules web page used to contain a pointer to World Sailing's The Racing Rules of Sailing web page and a link to the PDF version of the 2021-2024 US Sailing Prescriptions which modify the ISAF rules for races run within the US. To get the rules with US prescriptions you have to pay for it (buy the book from US Sailing, or the smartphone app).

Daysailer Association (DSA)

The DSA web site contains the Daysailer class rules on their Constitution & Bylaws web page, where the rules and class measurements are included in the bylaws.

International Sunfish Class Association (ISCA)

The ISCA web site contains the Sunfish class rules on their Rules & Measurement web page.

Sailing instructions may slightly modify the above set of racing rules. An exception is the annual Old Lady's Race where the rules are substantially modified.