RULES TRAINING

To help sailors learn the racing rules of sailing, which are not necessarily that easy to learn by simply reading the rule book, UK Sailmakers has created an animated program that makes the learning process easier, more effective, and fun. UK Sailmakers’ animated Rules Quiz Program is the easiest way to learn the racing rules. Each quiz animates the movement of boats as they enter a rules situation, letting you speculate “what happened and who was right?” The Program’s tools let you apply overlap lines, the zone, and one-boatlength grids making it clear what happened and why.

The animation can be stopped or replayed allowing you to focus on specific parts of the action. Answers are written in a protest committee’s decision format: “Facts Found” and "Rules That Apply." UK adds links to applicable rules and definitions. The program sells for $55 and is available at the UK Sailmakers online store at: http://www.uksailmakers.com/store/