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Brush up on your sailing knowledge

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.