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International Code and Racing Flags

Race Committee Flags

Flag/Shape Name Sounds Meaning
X X 1 when raised Individual Recall
1st Substitute First Substitute 2 when raised
1 when lowered
General Recall
AP AP 2 when raised
1 when lowered
Postponement
I I None when raised
1 when lowered
Round the Ends
Starting Rule
C C Repetitive Change of Course
L L 1 when raised Come Within Hail
or Follow Me
M M Repetitive Mark Missing
N N 3 when raised
1 when lowered
Abandonment
and Resail
S S 2 when raised Shorten Course
Y Y 1 when raised Life Jacket
N
H
N over H 3 when raised Abandonment
Return to Shore
Z Z 1 when lowered 20% Scoring Penalty
Black Black 1 when lowered Disqualification

Class Flag Raised
 
Warning 1 5 minutes to start
p.gif (1159 bytes)
I
Z
Black
 
Preparatory (or I or Z or Black Flag) Raised 1 4 minutes to start
p.gif (1159 bytes) Preparatory (or I or Z or Black Flag) Lowered 1 1 minutes to start

Class Flag Lowered
 
Start 1 Start
 

Racing Rules

 

 

Numerical Pennants

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0
1flag.gif (295 bytes)
1
2flag.gif (285 bytes)
2
3flag.gif (320 bytes)
3
4flag.gif (314 bytes)
4
5flag.gif (313 bytes)
5
6flag.gif (274 bytes)
6
7flag.gif (285 bytes)
7
8flag.gif (318 bytes)
8
9flag.gif (323 bytes)
9

 

International Code Flags

Alpha
a.gif (1169 bytes)
Diver Down
Keep Clear
Bravo
b.gif (1099 bytes)
Dangerous Cargo
Charlie
c.gif (1167 bytes)
Yes
Delta
d.gif (1135 bytes)
Keep Clear
Echo
e.gif (1140 bytes)
Altering Course to
Starboard
Foxtrot
f.gif (1233 bytes)
Disabled
Golf
g.gif (1328 bytes)
Want a Pilot
Hotel
h.gif (1170 bytes)
Pilot on Board
India
i.gif (1195 bytes)
Altering Course to
Port
Juliett
j.gif (1130 bytes)
On Fire
Keep Clear
Kilo
k.gif (1170 bytes)
Desire to
Communicate
Lima
l.gif (1171 bytes)
Stop Instantly
Mike
m.gif (1290 bytes)
I Am Stopped
November
n.gif (1270 bytes)
No
Oscar
o.gif (1178 bytes)
Man Overboard
Papa
p.gif (1159 bytes)
About to Sail
Quebec
q.gif (1087 bytes)
Request Pratique
Romeo
r.gif (1207 bytes)
Sierra
s.gif (1159 bytes)
Engines Going Astern
Tango
t.gif (1239 bytes)
Keep Clear of Me
Uniform
u.gif (1170 bytes)
Standing into Danger
Victor
v.gif (1290 bytes)
Require Assistance
Whiskey
w.gif (1275 bytes)
Require Medical
Assistance
Xray
x.gif (1063 bytes)
Stop Your Intention
Yankee
y.gif (1375 bytes)
Am Dragging Anchor
Zulu
z.gif (1292 bytes)
Require a Tug
CODE
ap.gif (1059 bytes)
Code and Answering
Pennant
1st Repeater
1rep.gif (1160 bytes)
2nd Repeater
2rep.gif (1142 bytes)
3rd Repeater
3rep.gif (1124 bytes)

 

Miscellaneous Flags

warn.gif (1042 bytes)
Small Craft Warning
Up to 38 mph winds
warn.gif (1042 bytes)
warn.gif (1042 bytes)
Gale Warning
39-54 mph winds
storm.gif (1091 bytes)
Storm Warning
55-73 mph winds
storm.gif (1091 bytes)
storm.gif (1091 bytes)
Hurricane Warning
74+ mph winds
USCGE.gif (1051 bytes)
USCG Auxilary
uspsflag.gif (1268 bytes)
US Power Squadron
rcflag.gif (1673 bytes)
Race Committee
 
World Flag Database Semaphore Flag
Signaling System
Flags of All Countries  

 

 

 


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