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Useful Sites for Sailors


Racing Rules

ISAF rules site

RRS (2013-2016) ISAF

Racing Rules US Sailing Prescriptions

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Governing bodies for sailboat racing

US Sailing

International Sailing Federation (ISAF)

Gulf Yachting Association (GYA)

GYA PHRF governs PHRF ratings at GMSC 


Class Associations for GMSC fleets

Flying Scot 

Flying Scot Sailing Association 

Hobie 

International Hobie Class Association  

North American Hobie Class Association 

Hobie Fleet 241 Local GMSC fleet

Y-Flyer 

American Y-Flyer Yacht Racing Association 

Thistle 

Thistle Class Association 

And just in case...

Laser 

International Laser Class Association

International Laser Class Association – North American Region  

MC Scow 

MC Scow Class Association 


Sites with links to various other resources

Bowman's Union 

Burgees.com

Coastal Sailing 


Rope, splices, knots

Brian Toss has lots of information about rigging, knots, etc. Toss wrote the knot book in the Chapman Nautical Guides series.

Marlow Ropes in the UK

New England Ropes 

Samson Rope 

Each manufacturer recommends slightly different splicing techniques for its own rope. Some of the variations are fairly subtle, but others are crucial with modern high-tech lines.

Marlow's splicing instructions

New England splicing instructions

Samson splicing instructions


Watch your step on shore (Arkansas hazards)

Poison ivy is ubiquitious in this state. This is a good site for identifying both the real thing and its many imposters.

Pictures of both venemous and non-venemous snakes common to Arkansas.


Feed your habit

American Sailing Association is mostly educational and cruiser oriented.

Annapolis Performance Sailing some of the lowest prices for cordage and other gear

Aqua Books for books on sailing and other water sports.

Boat Books Nautical books (and charts, but only for New Zealand)

Bullet Sails Arkansas's best, from David Sample

J-Boats needs no introduction around GMSC

Layline Racing and performance gear

North Sails 

Sailing Resources another page with a variety of sailing links

UK Sails 

West Marine 


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