Written by a sailing Olympian, this is the most-trusted reference for racing sailors around the world for over forty-five years.
The unique approach devised by Paul Elvstrom offers bird's-eye views and detailed explanations of how the rules are applied to racing situations, with each cross-referenced to the relevant case studies provided by World Sailing (formerly ISAF).
Completely revised to cover the new rules for 2017–2020, Elvstrom Explains also includes the full text of all the sailboat racing rules, with a quick-reference guide highlighting the latest changes. There is also a handy and confidence-building section on how to present your case in a protest.
The book also comes with the famous model boats for use in protests, plus a full-color diagram of signal flags on the back cover for easy reference on the race course. The book and the model boats are packaged within a plastic wallet, offering protection from spray-the perfect pocket reference for racers in every type of boat: dinghy, keelboat, or megayacht.