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Here is the first of two True/False tests about the 2009-2012 Racing Rules. If you put your email address in the box below, you will receive the answers by email shortly after you hit "Submit" at the bottom. We will update these tests at the end of 2012 so they will be consistent with the upcoming 2013-2016 rulebook. Good luck!

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1 The Racing Rules of Sailing begin to apply between boats before their warning signal.
True
False
2 A boat cannot be penalized under the racing rules unless she is racing.
True
False
3 When you are racing and you witness a competitor foul a cruising boat, you are not permitted to protest the competitor for that incident.
True
False
4 When a boat that is racing meets a boat that is cruising under sail, the racing boat has right of way.
True
False
5 When two boats are tacking at the same time, the one that passed head to wind first has right of way.
True
False
6 When a port-tack boat (P) crosses ahead of a starboard tacker (S), S is not permitted to change course if, as a result, P would have to change her course immediately to keep clear.
True
False
7 If a right-of-way boat fails to avoid contact when possible, she will not be penalized under rule 14 (Avoiding Contact) unless there is serious damage.
True
False
8 When right of way changes hands, the new right-of-way boat must always give the other boat room to keep clear.
True
False
9 Whenever a right-of-way boat changes course during a race, she must give the other boat room to keep clear.
True
False
10 Rule 14 (Avoiding Contact) applies all the time during a race.
True
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11 On a reach, a boat can sail below her proper course when there are boats overlapped to leeward of her.
True
False
12 On a beat to windward, a boat cannot sail below her proper course when there is a leeward boat within 2 lengths.
True
False
13 When a port-tack boat (P) is ducking to pass behind a starboard tacker (S), S cannot change course if as a result P would have to change her course immediately to keep clear.
True
False
14 The 'buoy room' rule (18) does not apply when boats are on opposite tacks.
True
False
15 Boats may be "about to round" a mark before they reach the 'zone.'
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False
16 You cannot hail for room to tack at an obstruction unless you must make a substantial change of course to clear it.
True
False
17 If there is reasonable doubt that a boat obtained or broke an overlap in time, it shall be presumed that she did not.
True
False
18 You are not permitted to interfere with a boat on another leg of the course.
True
False
19 If a leeward inside boat has "luffing rights," she does not have to jibe at a mark to sail her proper course.
True
False
20 You can hail for room to tack at an obstruction only if you are sailing a closehauled course.
True
False
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