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The Sailing Race

4: Sailing instructions

These are the specific instructions that relate to a particular event or series of races. They will include the method by which the course is communicated to competitors, and the starting procedures to be used, in particular the location and layout of start and finish lines.

In addition, the SIs define any deviations from the Racing Rules of Sailing. Common areas in which there may be changes include the procedures for penalties and protests, as well as starting sequences.

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Boats who acknowledge infringing a rule can take a penalty, to save being disqualified

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