Useful Sites for Sailors
ISAF rules site
RRS (2013-2016) ISAF
Racing Rules US Sailing Prescriptions
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Governing bodies for sailboat racing
International Sailing Federation (ISAF)
Gulf Yachting Association (GYA)
GYA PHRF governs PHRF ratings at GMSC
Class Associations for GMSC fleets
Flying Scot Sailing Association
International Hobie Class Association
North American Hobie Class Association
Fleet 241 Local GMSC fleet
Y-Flyer Yacht Racing Association
Thistle Class Association
just in case...
International Laser Class Association
International Laser Class Association – North
MC Scow Class Association
Sites with links
to various other resources
Rope, splices, knots
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
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.
Books Nautical books (and charts, but only for New Zealand)
Sails Arkansas's best, from David Sample
needs no introduction around GMSC
and performance gear
Resources another page with a variety of sailing links
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