No less than fourteen new Q&A's have been published in the ISAF web site
All published on 09/01/09 and based on RRS 2009-2012:
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-001
About the use of a drag reducing substance on the hull before racing.
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-002
About scoring when less then the entered boats actually sail in the regatta and the number of boats in splitting into Gold and Silver fleets.
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-003
Answers a question about what is a "starting area".
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-004
A guideline in judging rules 11 and 16.1 in an overlap situation between two boats on the same tack.
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-005
Tying up some loose ends in case 45 about "hook finishing".
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-006
Interesting! If none of the boats sails the correct course it cannot be scored (RRS 90.3(a)) and must be abandoned. Instead of DSQing all boats after protest.
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-007
Very clever, but no cigar! Hiking straps, Outboard positioning and RRS 49.1.
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-008
Side of a mark? .... I always look for the side with the X.
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-009
Snafu with gates, shortening and Hobie 16 catamarans. Sometimes it is very good there is a PC to get things back on track.
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-010
Yes, it's very unfair and yes, sometimes even a PC wishes it wouldn't have to do it, but to go the other way would invite a lot more problems. You must sail the course and pass each mark on the required side.
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-011
Answering the dilemma when both parties have credible stories. And make a clear distinction between facts and conclusions. PC's must somehow weigh the evidence and decide one way or the other. Doubts? We have ways to deal with doubt!
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-012
When should the RC protest a boat? The difference between principle and arbitrary.
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-013
One for the scoreboard
Racing Rules Q&A 2009-014
This answer will please multi-hullers and even Moths all over the world!