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Starting Sequences And Flags

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The Flags

Standard Class flags used for Saturday,Sunday and Wednesday racing:

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Slow Handicap (Sun AM & Wed)
Silver Fleet (Anniversary)
handicap start flag
Handicap (Sun PM and Sat)
Fast handicap (Sun AM & Wed)
Gold Fleet (Anniversary)

Class Fleet Flags (normally used for open meetings)

laser start flag
solo start flag
rs200 start flag
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Topper and RS Feva

Other flags used at the start and during the race.   

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Preparatory / Blue Peter
Individual recall flag
Individual Recall
General Recall
Shortern Course

Raising and Lowering of the flags

The General rule for all starts except pursuit races is:

4 minutes before a class start
class flag raised
horn/gun is sounded once

2 minutes after the first class flag is raised
Preparatory flag is raised
horn/gun is sounded once

At the start
class flag lowered
sounded once

Single Class Start Flag and Horn/Gun Sequance

Two Class Starts Flag and Horn/Gun Sequance

For more details of the other racing flags and exact sequences for each type of start click below: 

Spring/Summer Weekends


Flags and Sound Signals

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