The basic rules of competition are unique to the Premiere Sailing League events. Each participating sailing organization may have a maximum of 12 crew at an event, four of whom are sailing at a time. The crew is allowed to rotate after each race. The jersey rules help to identify which sailors are on the boat and enhance the ability of spectators to follow the competition.
Each team will announce their 12 crew members seven days prior to the first race of the competition. Each team may register up to eight ISAF-classified professional sailors for the season; however, only one professional is permitted to sail at an event and he or she may sail only eight races during the event. With a maximum of 40 races planned for each event, strategizing when to put the professional on the water will be critical to a team’s success. Each crew must be a member of the sailing organization they represent, and a sailor is allowed to represent only one team during the season.