No protest flag required
Some of the more important changes include a complete revision of starting procedures and changes to the "Slam Dunk" and the touching the mark rules. You also need not fly a protest flag if you sail a yacht under 6 metres in length.
The Rules in Practice 2001-2004 is written by rules guru Bryan Willis, who has sat on juries of just about every major event from the Olympics to the America’s Cup. Priced at £13.95 and published on the 28th February, the book launch will take place at Sailboat 2001 at Alexandra Palace on 3-4 March.