Brush up on your sailing knowledge
Sail racing possesses an array of colourful flag signals, which can mean a variety of things. Familiarise yourself with some examples below:
The red and white flag is a postponement signal.
The blue checkered flag indicates that all races that have started are abandoned.
The yellow & black flag. Ashore: A notice to competitors has been posted. Afloat: Come within hailing distance or follow this boat.
Yellow and red diagonal stripes. The object displaying this signal replaces a missing mark.
The solid blue flag. Wear a personal flotation device.
The blue flag or shape is to indicate that this race committee
boat is in position at the finishing line.