Brush up on your sailing knowledge

Brush up on your sailing knowledge

RACE SIGNALS

Sail racing possesses an array of colourful flag signals, which can mean a variety of things. Familiarise yourself with some examples below:

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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.