Starting Sequence - Thursday's Class Racing
Order Of Starts
Races shall be started by using the following signals.
Times shall be taken from the visual signals; the absence of a sound signal shall be disregarded.
(Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024, Part 3 - Conduct of a race, #26)
6.3 THURSDAY EVENING
Starting signals will be made at two minute intervals (4 - 2 - GO).
(a) Series A, B, C, D, E, S, and 100 will be fleet starts in the following order:
- Handicap fleet (Code Flag ‘F’),
- Streaker (Code Flag ‘W’),
- Enterprise (Code Flag ‘E’),
- GP14 (Code Flag ‘A’);
Note the handicap fleet may be scored as 2 separate classes: Fast Handicap and Slow Handicap.
In the months of April and September there will be a single start but scored as in class racing.
(b) The Crews’ Race will compete in a separate race on a Thursday evening.
(c) The Ladies’ Race will compete as part of Thursday evening series racing but scored as a handicap fleet with a separate start.
|T - 10 minutes||One||Handicap class flag raised|
|T - 8 minutes||One||Preparatory flag & Streaker class flag raised|
|T - 6 minutes||One||Handicap class flag lowered & Enterprise class flag raised
(Handicap Fleet Start)
|T - 4 minutes||One||Streaker class flag lowered & GP14 class flag raised
(Streaker Fleet Start)
|T - 2 minutes||One||Enterprise class flag & Preparatory flag lowered
(Enterprise Class Start)
|T - 0 minutes||One||GP14 class flag lowered
(GP14 Class Start)
|Individual Recall||Flag raised + Sound (x1)|
|General Recall||Flag raised + Sound (x2), Warning signal will be made 1 minute after removal.|