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Starting Sequences And Flags

  • The Flags

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

    topper and rs feva start flag.gif
    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
    topper and rs feva start flag.gif
    Topper and RS Feva

    Other flags used at the start and during the race.   

    blue peter start flag.gif
    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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