Endorsement of RYA Racing Charter







Implementation of RYA Racing Charter

Through the Racing Charter we promote fair and enjoyable racing for all.

What competitors should expect:

  • Racing that, as far as possible, is fair, enjoyable and safe.

  • Shore facilities, administration and race management to acceptable

    standards and appropriate to the event.

  • A way to complain or make a suggestion, and a response to complaints and suggestions.

  • Prompt resolution of any disputes.
    What is expected of competitors, their coaches, managers and supporters

  • Courtesy and respect to other competitors, officials and other users of the water, both afloat and ashore.

  • Compliance with the rules, and the taking of a penalty when required by the rules.

  • Use of the provided services to resolve any disputes. Resolution of racing disputes

  • The RYA encourages the adoption of the Exoneration Penalty, Advisory Hearings and RYA Arbitration in addition to protest hearings to improve the understanding of and compliance with the Racing Rules of Sailing. 

  • Unacceptable behaviour- we encourages the use of rule 69 and rule 2 to penalise and deter unacceptable behaviour both on and off the water. 

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