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A$69.00 (plus tax for Australian residents) RulesMaster Racing 2016

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RulesMaster Racing 2016 is the easy way to learn and understand the Racing Rules of Sailing. It's a comprehensive, highly interactive learning guide to the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2013-2016, suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

You can purchase RulesMaster Racing 2016 as  a download from this site, or as a CD-ROM from selected resellers.

RulesMaster Racing 2016 has been designed for beginners and for experienced racers. You can use it as a programmed learning guide, or as a look-up reference.

Designed for Effective Learning

RulesMaster Racing 2016 has been professionally designed for easy and effective learning.

  • Rules are clearly explained and illustrated, step by step: you will be able to understand the rules in almost any real life situation.
  • Extensive use of 3D illustrations and animations, many with user interaction.
  • Beginners’ and Racers’ Guides are fully narrated.
  • Extensive quizzes
  • You can easily find your way around and adapt the presentation to your preferred learning style using powerful and intuitive navigation and controls.

Beginners’ Guide

This is a great place to get started if you are new to the sport of sailboat racing. Learn about:

  • Important terms and definitions
  • What happens before the race and at the start?
  • Basic Right of Way rules: who keeps clear when boats meet?
  • Rules to help pass or round Marks and Obstructions
  • How protests and penalties work

Confirm your understanding with the Beginners' Quiz; then get out there on the water and start racing.

The Racers’ Guide

Use as a programmed learning guide to learn the rules in a few hours. Use Index, Table of Contents or keyword search to look up a topic or rule. Five chapters cover...

  • Introduction to the Racing Rules
  • Basic Principle and the Fundamental Rules
  • Definitions
  • When Boats Meet: includes subchapters on: Right of way Rules, General Limitations At Marks and Obstructions, Other Rules
  • The Rest of the Rules

Rules important to racing sailors are clearly explained and illustrated with practical examples. Selected ISAF cases are included.

Most chapters finish with a quiz, carefully structured to review and reinforce chapter content. Select your personalised Scorecard at any time to assess your progress.

Quiz Practice

Use the new Quiz Setup Wizard and design your own quiz. Have fun and learn at the same time with challenging real-life scenarios and immediate detailed feedback.

Index and Keyword search

Want to look up a word or rule? RulesMaster Racing 2016 has powerful look-up and navigation tools that make it easy.


The complete text of the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2013-2016, with easy to use search and navigation tools.


The International Sailing Federaation, ISAF, publish interpretations of the racing rules in The Case Book. The 2013-2016 Case Book is expected to be available early in 2013 from A copy of the 2009-2012 Case Book is installed with the program and all Case Book references refer to the current edition, the 2009-2012 Case Book. An update is expected early in 2013 and will be available as a no charge update to the program available from

What’s new in the 2013-2016 rules

The significant changes revealed in the 2009-2012 rules have been further simplified, some loopholes closed and the rules made easier to read and understand. More than half the rules have changes and/or ammendments.

Upgrade/Exchange Previous Version?

If you purchased a full licence for RulesMaster Racing 2012 on or after 1st September 2012 then you can exchange your old CD for a new download at a reduced price. Email proof of purchase to or fax to +61 7 3848 0402 and we will provide details.

System Requirements

  • Multimedia computer (Pentium 1.4GHz or better)
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8, 32 and 64-bit
  • RAM: as recommended for your system
  • ~130 MB free hard disk space
  • 1024 by 768 pixel or larger display
  • Internal CD-ROM drive (CD version)