Dinghy Sailing Instructions

The current Lilliput Sailing Club Dinghy Sailing Instructions are here: Open in a new window

The Sailing Instructions together with the ISAF Racing Rules (RRS) are the rules that govern dinghy sailing at Lilliput Sailing Club.

We don’t expect every dinghy racer in the club to have read the Sailing Instructions and RRS. But whether you have read the rules or not, there are some basic principles that you must abide by. That is, when you enter your dinghy in a race at Lilliput you agree to the following:

  • You agree to compete in a spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.

  • You agree that the decision to participate in a race, or continue racing, is your responsibility.

  • You agree to give all possible help to any person or vessel in danger.

  • You agree to avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible.

  • You agree that when you break a rule you will promptly take a penalty.

  • You agree to accept the penalties imposed by a protest committee.

Although the RRS is a daunting read, everyone racing at Lilliput Sailing Club should have at least read the rules of Part 2 (When Boats Meet). As an alternative to the full Rule Book there is an RYA Handy Guide to the Racing Rules which will teach you all the basics that you need to race safely.

A commentary has been included at the back of the Sailing Instructions to provide a simple interpretation of what is meant. In most cases, this is all that you need to read.

Despite the formality of the Sailing Instructions, please never lose sight of the fact that racing is meant to be fun! Lilliput is a small family sailing club which aims to promote and encourage amateur sailing, not serious ultra-competitive racers...

Race Start Sequence

The flags to wave from the committee boat: Open in a new window