World Sailing and the RYA launch new World Sailing Rules App

Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting — By on October 17, 2016 at 10:09 AM

WS Rules AppIn partnership, World Sailing and the Royal Yachting Association are delighted to announce the launch of the brand new World Sailing App.

Using the eBook technology and expertise of the RYA, who over the last six years have established a comprehensive library of interactive eBooks, the World Sailing App will be the one stop shop for the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing and associated documents for sailors across the globe.

In addition to the rules, the app will also include other documents when they become available:
World Sailing Case Book
RYA Case Book
World Sailing Q&As
Team Racing Call Book
Match Racing Call Book
Offshore Special Regulations
“We are extremely excited about this new app” commented RYA Publications Manager Steen Ingerslev. “Not only will you be able to access the rules and the associated cases in a quick, easy and very portable format when you need it, but we are also working with participating Member National Authorities (MNAs) to submit their rules and associated documents over the coming months, so that we end up with one integrated eBook linking rules and cases in multiple languages.”

World Sailing Chief Executive Officer Andy Hunt said, “In an age where we’re never without a mobile device, the need to deliver information in a well presented, easy to access manner has never been more important.

“In partnership with the RYA, we have created a dynamic World Sailing App that brings together the documents that govern the sport, acting as a one stop shop for all. User friendly, the World Sailing App helps to meet the needs and requirements of national and international sailors and officials, ensuring they never leave home without the Racing Rules of Sailing and other key documents.”

The Integrated eBook is the clever tool in the app enabling the user to navigate seamlessly between rules and cases, highlighting a number of cases per rule in both overview and full case details formats.

It is available to purchase in-app and includes a rules mode in the settings to display Windsurfing, Team, Match, Radio or Kiteboard Racing amendments for the user’s convenience.

There are also useful features such as a simple to navigate search function to find all relevant rules and equipment rules and pop-ups for all definitions where they are referenced in the text. These pop-ups help refer back to the detail of the definition without navigating off the page.

“The app will give sailors additional confidence when heading to the protest room and all the information they need at their finger-tips” added Steen.

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 and the Equipment Rules of Sailing are available now in the app, both in the Integrated eBook and as basic free eBooks. The RYA and World Sailing Case Books will be added in due course, followed by the other documents in the spring. Additional languages will be added as and when other MNAs come on board.

The World Sailing App can be downloaded for FREE through the App Store – and the Integrated eBook is available as an in-app purchase. It will be available to Google Play and the Windows Store in due course.

Visit the dedicated World Sailing App page ( to find out more as the app evolves and how to get it.

The World Sailing App can be downloaded for FREE through the App Store – and the Integrated eBook is available as an in-app purchase. It will be available to Google Play and the Windows Store in due course.Visit the dedicated World Sailing App page ( to find out more as the app evolves and how to get it.
World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).Founded in 1907, World Sailing’s vision is for a world in which millions more people fall in love with sailing; inspired by the unique relationship between sport, technology and the forces of nature; we all work to protect the waters of the world.World Sailing is made up of 142 Member National Authorities, the national governing bodies for sailing around the world and 114 World Sailing Class Associations.Visit or contact to find out more.

About the RYA
•    The RYA is the national body for all forms of recreational, competitive and professional boating.  It represents dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sportsboats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and personal watercraft.
•    The RYA is recognised by all government offices as being the negotiating body for the activities it represents. It continually fights for the rights and freedoms of its 107,000 personal members, the majority of whom choose to go afloat for purely recreational non-competitive pleasure on coastal and inland waters. There are an estimated further 500,000 boat owners nationally who are members of RYA affiliated clubs and class associations.
•    The RYA also sets and maintains recognised standards for training for both leisure and commercial boating through a network of more than 2,400 RYA Recognised Training Centres across almost 50 countries. More than 220,000 people per year complete RYA training courses.
•    The RYA is committed to promoting all forms of boating and making them accessible to everyone.  For more information please refer to our web site
•    You can find the RYA at RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4YA

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