RACE SIGNALS

The meanings of visual and sound signals are stated below. An arrow pointing up or down Up down means that a visual signal is displayed or removed. A dot Dot means a sound; five short dashes Dash dash dash mean repetitive sounds; a long dash 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 with 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 with signals
AP over H Races not started are postponed. Further signals ashore.
Ap over a with signals
AP over A Races not started are postponed. No more racing today.

AP over a numeral pennant 1–9

Postponement of 1-9 hours from the scheduled starting time.
Code flag 1 with signals
Code flag 2 with signals
Code flag 3 with signals
Code flag 4 with signals
Code flag 5 with signals
Code flag 6 with signals
Code flag 7 with signals
Code flag 8 with signals
Code flag 9 with signals

Abandonment Signals

N with 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 with signals
N over H All races are abandoned. Further signals ashore.
N over a with signals
N over A All races are abandoned. No more racing today.

Preparatory Signals

P with signals
P Preparatory signal.
I with signals
I Rule 30.1 is in effect.
Z with signals
Z Rule 30.2 is in effect.
U with signals
U Rule 30.3 is in effect.
Black with signals
Black flag. Rule 30.4 is in effect.

Recall Signals

Shortened Course

X with signals
XIndividual recall.
First substitute with signals
First Substitute General recall. The warning signal will be made 1 minute after removal.
S with signals
S The course has been shortened. Rule 32.2 is in effect.

Changing the Next Leg

C with signals
C The position of the next mark has been changed:
Green
to starboard;
Red
to port;
Minus
to decrease the length of the leg;
Plus
to increase the length of the leg.

Other Signals

L with signals
L Ashore: A notice to competitors has been posted. Afloat: Come within hail or follow this vessel.
M with signals
M The object displaying this signal replaces a missing mark.
Y with signals
Y Wear a personal flotation device (see rule 40).
Blue with signals
Blue flag or shape. This race committee vessel is in position at the finishing line.