Forum: The Racing Rules of Sailing

Body Pumping?

Greg Dargavel
Nationality: Canada
  • Club Race Officer
  • National Judge
In this video  at 0:21 the wind appears to be below 8 knots, therefore I'm assuming no Oscar flag. Would you call this under RRS 42 as body pumping?
Created: 21-Jul-23 19:09


TJ Shea
Nationality: United States of America
  • Regional Race Officer
you cannot change the flags during a leg, only at the start of a race or at a mark.  See Rule P5.
Created: 21-Jul-23 19:22
Mike Dawson
Nationality: United States of America
  • National Judge
Greg, you know what assuming gets you, but if under 8 it's, yes

Created: 21-Jul-23 19:26
Chris Watts
Nationality: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • International Judge
  • National Race Officer
Clearly yes, and with both helm and crew hiking and trapezing hard, the wind is over 8 knots.
Created: 21-Jul-23 19:31
Michael Martin
Nationality: United States of America
  • Judge In Training
Clearly Body pumping. The actions of the crew have a direct correlation to the motion of the leach as described in 42.2(a). 
Created: 21-Jul-23 21:01
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