The United States Model Rocket Sporting Code shall govern the design, construction, and operation of all model rockets and model rocket motors used in conjunction with:
All competition sanctioned by the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), and
All attempts to establish or surpass United States Model Rocket Performance Records.
2.1.1 Non-Sanctioned Competition
The United States Model Rocket Sporting Code may be used as a guide for supporting non-sanctioned competition activities of individuals and sections.
The event rules contained herein may be used as is or tailored to meet the needs of the group competing.
To facilitate points scoring for determining event, competition division and meet awards, the points award schedule described in Rule 13.2.4 – NARAM may be used.
The provision to tailor the rules is not authorization to affect a change that would result in unsafe operation of a model rocket, model rocket motors or the launch range.
2.2 Safety Code
The Model Rocketry Safety Code of the NAR shall be the general safety criteria to be followed in the interpretation and administration of this United States Model Rocket Sporting Code. This Safety Code shall not be overridden by the Sporting Code. Any changes to the Safety Code applies immediately to the Sporting Code.
2.3 FAI Rules
The United States Model Rocket Sporting Code shall not be construed to amend or otherwise serve as a substitute for the Sporting Code of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) for the purposes of establishing or surpassing world model rocket performance records. Competitors who wish to attempt such records should obtain a copy of the current FAI Sporting Code.