New Zealand Date/Time:
Mon, Dec 18, 2017, 2:47:00 AM
Race Committee Flags

Know these race committee signals

FLAG Y

LIFE JACKETS
All competitors shall wear life jackets or other adequate personal buoyancy (not including wet suits or dry suits) during the race. See rule 40.

 

FLAG X

INDIVIDUAL RECALL
One or more boats were on the course side of the line at the starting signal or if Flag l was displayed, one or more boats were on the course side of the line during the minute before the start.

 

FLAG I

flag_iROUND THE ENDS
Rule 30.1 is in effect. If you’re on the course side of the starting line during the minute before the start, you must round an end before you can start. Sometimes the Sls make this rule go into effect automatically with no flag.

 

FLAG Z

20% PENALTY
Rule 30.2 is in effect. If you’re in the triangle formed by the ends of the line and the first mark during the minute before your start, you will get a 20% penalty without a hearing.

 

BLACK FLAG

DSQ PENALTY
Rule 30.3 is in effect. If you’re in the triangle formed by the ends of the line and the first mark during the minute before your start, you will be disqualified without a hearing.

 

FIRST SUBSTITUTE

GENERAL RECALL
The entire class is called back for a restart. Several unidentified boats were on the course side of the line at the starting signal, or there was an error in the starting procedure. The next signal will be the warning signal.

 

ANSWERING PENNANT (AP)

POSTPONEMENT
All races not started are postponed until a later time or date. AP over numeral = # hours delay. AP over H = Further signals ashore. AP over A = No more racing today. The next signal will be the warning signal.

 

FLAG N

ABANDONMENT
All races are abandoned. Return to the starting area. N over H = Further signals ashore. N over A = No more racing today. The next signal will be the warning signal.

 

FLAG L

FOLLOW ME, NOTICE POSTED, COME WITHIN HAIL
On shore it means a notice to competitors has been posted. On the water it means “Come within hail” or “Follow this boat”.

 

FLAG C

CHANGE OF COURSE
The position (compass bearing and/or distance) of the next mark has been changed. Look for the compass bearing and/or a + or – to indicate whether the leg is longer or shorter.

 

FLAG S

SHORTENED COURSE
The course has been shortened. Finish between the nearby mark and the boat displaying this signal. Does not have to be shown until just before the first boat reaches the mark.

 

FLAG M

MISSING MARK
A mark is missing and has been replaced by this object (usually a boat) displaying Flag M. Round this object instead of the mark. See rule 34.

 
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