Racing

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Racing Flags

If you have trouble remembering the racing flags and their meanings, print this out, laminate it, and carry it onboard!

Alfa
A - Alfa
Bravo
B - Bravo
Charlie
C - Charlie
Mark position change
Delta
D - Delta
Echo
E - Echo
Foxtrot
F - Foxtrot
Golf
G - Golf
Hotel
H - Hotel
India
I - India
Round-an-end rule
Juliett
J - Juliett
Kilo
K - Kilo
Lima
L - Lima
Come within hail/follow me
Mike
M - Mike
Replaces a missing mark
November
N - November
Race abandoned
Oscar
O - Oscar
Papa
P - Papa
Preparatory Signal
Quebec
Q - Quebec
Romeo
R - Romeo
Sierra
S - Sierra
Shortened course
Tango
T - Tango
Uniform
U - Uniform
Victor
V - Victor
Whiskey
W - Whiskey
X-ray
X - X-ray
Individual recall
Yankee
Y - Yankee
Lifejackets must be worn
Zulu
Z - Zulu
20% penalty rule
Finish
Blue Flag
Finishing boat is on location
Black
Black Flag
Black flag rule
Answering Penant
Answering Penant
Postponement Signals
1st Substitute
1st Substitute
General Recall
2nd Substitute
2nd Substitute
3rd Substitute
3rd Substitute
1
1
6
6
2
2
7
7
3
3
8
8
4
4
9
9
5
5
0
0

All rules quoted are with the permission of the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing.

 

Click here for a printer-friendly page   2003 Laser Stratos Class Association. Last updated on January 21, 2004.