RACE SIGNALS

The meanings of visual and sound signals are stated below. An arrow pointing up or down ( ) means that a visual signal is displayed or removed. A dot ( ) means a sound; five short dashes (– – – – –) mean repetitive sounds; a long dash (—) means a long sound. When a visual signal is displayed over a class flag, the signal applies only to that class.

Postponement Signals


AP Races not started are postponed. The warning signal will be made 1 minute after removal unless at that time the race is postponed again or abandoned.


 
AP over H
Races not started are postponed. Further signals ashore.



AP over A Races not started are postponed. No more racing today.


Penant 1


Penant 2


Penant 3


Penant 4


Penant 5


Penant 6


Penant 7

 
Penant 8

 
Penant 9

AP over a numeral pennant 1- 9Postponement of 1- 9 hours from the scheduled starting time.

Abandon Signals


N All races that have started are abandoned. Return to the starting area. The warning signal will be made 1 minute after removal unless at that time the race is abandoned again or postponed.




N over H All races are abandoned. Further signals ashore.


N over A All races are abandoned. No more racing today.

 

Praparatory Signals



P Praparatory Signal.



I Rule 30.1 is in effect.



Z Rule 30.2 is in effect.



U Rule 30.3 is in effect.



Black Flag.
Rule 30.3 is in effect
.

 

Recall Signals

 

Shortend course



X Individual recall.



First Substitute General recall. The warning signal will be made 1 minute after removal.



S The course has been shortened.
Rule 32.2 is in effect.

 

Changing the next leg


– – – – –
C The position of the next mark has been changed.

to starboard

to port

to decrease the
length of the leg

to increase the
length of the leg

 

Other Signals



L

Ashore: A notice to competitors has been posted. Afloat: Come within hail or follow this boat.


– – – – –
M

The object displaying this signal replaces a missing mark.



Y

Wear a personal flotation divice.


(No soundsignal)

Blue flag or shape.

This race committee boat is in position at the finishing line.