Due to Covid and new RRS some changes have been proposed to our start flags and sequence to enable single handed RO activity.
Due to RRS rule change we cannot use flag V for a class flag – hence we will use flag T for the Dinghy II
Due to Covid – we seek flag movements to be conducted by one person – thus no hauling up and down at the same time point. (We want it to be possible for one person to start races)
Warning signal times
|Cruiser 1 Handicap (PYS 1045 & under)||1420||1920|
|Cruiser 2 Handicap (PYS 1046 & over)||1423||1923|
|Dinghy 1 Handicap (PYS 1140 & under)||1426(Race 1) No later than 1545(Race 2)||1926|
|Dinghy 2 Handicap (PYS 1141 & over)||1432(Race 1) No later than 1548(Race 2)||1932|
Class flags shall be the following Code Flags:
OTHER FLAGS – First Substitute, P, S plus others – standard meanings
The RO will commence with seven flags raised on halyards and stick, flying and visible on the halyards well before 14:17, the AP flag will be used and fly on rear of committee boat on stick, no sound signals will have been made.
The Autohoot will be set for 3 mn repetitive hoots
The warning signal for each succeeding class will be the starting signal of the preceding class. Except in the case of cruiser I where the warning signal is the lowering of the Blue flag. There are no preparatory signals.
At 14:17 the AP flag stick will be removed – auto hoot started (a hoot)
At 14:20 the Blue flag will be lowered – the warning signal for cruiser I
At 14:23 the H flag will be lowered the start signal for Cruiser I
Also this is the warning signal for Cruiser II
At 14:26 the G flag will be lowered the start signal for Cruiser II
Also this is the warning signal for Dinghy I
At 14:29 the W flag will be lowered the start signal for Dinghy I
Also this is the warning signal for Leisure 17
At 14:32 the B flag will be lowered the start signal for Leisure 17
Also this is the warning signal for Dinghy II
At 14:35 the T flag will be lowered the start signal for Dinghy II
All flags are on deck and auto hoot is turned off
A graphic of the flag sequence is available as a download click as required below (the graphic at the head of this post was constrained by size)
Should you have any comments or difficulty speak to someone on the Sailing Committee or the Executive and read the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions when published here as downloads – currently awaiting detail of Covid 19 lockdown easing.
We intend to provide Race Officer training before the series starts.