APPENDIX B
WINDSURFING COMPETITION RULES
Windsurfing fleet races (including marathon races) shall be sailed under The Racing Rules of Sailing as changed by this appendix. The term ‘boat’ elsewhere in the racing rules means ‘board’ or ‘boat’ as appropriate. A marathon race is a race intended to last more than one hour.

Note: Rules for Slalom, Expression (including Wave and Freestyle) and Speed disciplines are not included in this appendix. These are available at the World Sailing website.

CHANGES TO THE DEFINITIONS

The definitions Mark-Room, and Tack, Starboard or Port are changed to:

Mark-Room  Mark-Room for a board is room to sail her proper course to round or pass the mark. However, mark-room for a board does not include room to tack unless she is overlapped inside and to windward of the board required to give mark-room and she would be fetching the mark after her tack.

Tack, Starboard or Port  A board is on the tack, starboard or port, corresponding to the competitor’s hand that would be nearer the mast if the competitor were in normal sailing position with both hands on the wishbone and arms not crossed. A board is on starboard tack when the competitor’s right hand would be nearer the mast and is on port tack when the competitor’s left hand would be nearer the mast.

The definition Zone is deleted.

Add the following definitions:

Capsized  A board is capsized when she is not under control because her sail or the competitor is in the water.

Rounding or Passing  A board is rounding or passing a mark from the time her proper course is to begin to manoeuvre to round or pass it, until the mark has been rounded or passed.
B1.
[No changes.]
B2. CHANGES TO THE RULES OF PART 2
13 WHILE TACKING
Rule 13 is changed to:
-   After a board passes head to wind, she shall keep clear of other boards until her sail has filled. During that time rules 10, 11 and 12 do not apply. If two boards are subject to this rule at the same time, the one on the other’s port side or the one astern shall keep clear.

17 ON THE SAME TACK BEFORE A REACHING START
Rule 17 is changed to:
-   When, at the warning signal, the course to the first mark is approximately ninety degrees from the true wind, a board overlapped to leeward of another board on the same tack during the last 30 seconds before her starting signal shall not sail above the shortest course to the first mark while they remain overlapped if as a result the other board would need to take action to avoid contact, unless in doing so she promptly sails astern of the other board.

18 MARK-ROOM 
Rule 18 is changed as follows: 
The first sentence of rule 18.1 is changed to:  
 -  Rule 18 applies between boards when they are required to leave  a mark on the same side and at least one of them is rounding or passing it.  

Rule 18.2(b) is changed to:  
-  (b) If boards are overlapped when the first of them is rounding  or passing the mark, the outside board at that moment shall thereafter give the inside board mark-room. If a board is clear ahead when she is rounding or passing the mark, the board clear astern at that moment shall thereafter give her mark-room

Rule 18.2(c) is changed to:  
-   (c) When a board is required to give mark-room by rule  18.2(b), she shall continue to do so even if later an overlap is broken or a new overlap begins. However, if the board  entitled to mark-room passes head to wind, rule 18.2(b) ceases to apply.  

Rule 18.2(d) is changed to:  
-   (d) Rules 18.2(b) and (c) cease to apply if the board entitled  to mark-room passes head to wind.  

Rule 18.3 is deleted.  

18.4 Gybing and Bearing Away 
Rule 18.4 is changed to:  
-    When an inside overlapped right-of-way board must gybe or  bear away at a mark to sail her proper course, until she gybes or  bears away she shall sail no farther from the mark than needed  to sail that course.  Rule 18.4 does not apply at a gate mark.

22 CAPSIZED; AGROUND; RESCUING 
Rule 22 is changed to:  
-   22.1 If possible, a board shall avoid a board that is capsized or has not  regained control after capsizing, is aground, or is trying to help  a person or vessel in danger. 

-   22.2
If possible, a board that is capsized or aground shall not interfere  with another board. 

23 INTERFERING WITH ANOTHER BOARD; SAIL OUT OF WATER 
Add new rule 23.3:  
-   23.3 In the last minute before her starting signal, a board shall have  her sail out of the water and in a normal position, except when  accidentally capsized.
B3. CHANGES TO THE RULES OF PART 3
26 STARTING RACES 
Rule 26 is changed to:  

-   26.1 System 1 (for Upwind Starts) 
Races shall be started by using the following signals. Times shall  be taken from the visual signals; the absence of a sound signal  shall be disregarded.

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