There have been questions and discussion in recent times concerning what the situation is with “prohibited events” and how IRSA and WS view these events.

To accompany the recently published IRSA Policy on Eligibility and Prohibited Events, IRSA is pleased to announce its Policy on Inclusion and Participation.

This policy is to welcome, support, and reconcile all parties who wish to participate in IRSA events, and to assist event organisers to promote events which conform to the Racing Rules of Sailing.


To further support this process, a Q & A document will soon be published on the IRSA site to help with what can and can’t be done with events. This is in the form of a “decision tree” and quickly helps event organisers/competitors understand the regulations.