Starting Signals

SignalSoundsDescription
●●  AP - Races not started are postponed.  The warning signal is made 1 minute after removal.
●  Warning - The class flag (shape and color is specified in the sailing instructions) is raised 5 minutes before the start, lowered at the start.
●  Preparatory Signal - Raised 4 minutes before start, lowered one minute before start.


Starting Sequence

SignalSoundsDescription
● 5 minutes to start - The class flag (shape and color is specified in the sailing instructions) is raised.
● 4 minutes to start - The P flag is raised.
 1 minute to start - The P flag is lowered.
Start - The class flag is lowered.


Other Signals

SignalSoundsDescription
X - Individual recall (see Rule 29.1)
●●  First Substitute - General Recall (see Rule 29.2).  Warning signal is 1 minute after its removal.
●●S - Course shortened.  Rule 32.2 is in effect. 
●●●N - Abandonment (see Rule 32.1).  All races started have been abandoned.  Return to starting area.  Warning signal is 1 minute after its removal.
 A - No more racing today. Used with AP or N.
Y - Wear personal buoyancy.