should contact committee during week to confirm
Gas Before Noon on Sunday
to leaving the dock check equipment
- See equipment checklist at bottom of page
flags up at the clubhouse.
radios (set to channel 72 and low power).
one horn as you leave the harbor as a courtesy warning to the
up the orange line flag. Set course, setup course board and
record courses on the score sheets.
starting line square to the wind and about 1 to1 1//2 times as long
as the hull length times the number of the boats in the largest fleet.
sail numbers as boats they come out.
the start 1 warning pennant and postpone, over early and general
persons to watch line and call over-early, keep time, backup
the timekeeper, blow horn, raise flags and handle
over-early and general recall flags.
- Use the automatic timer to time starts
and blow signals. The first horn will blow 10 seconds after
pressing the start button. The sequence is as follows:
5 minutes prior to start raise warning signal (start numeral
pennant) with horn
4 minutes prior to start raise preparatory signal (P-flag) with horn
1 minute prior to start take down preparatory signal (P-flag) with long horn
minute later take down the start numeral pennant to signal
the start with horn and simultaneously raise the start numeral
pennant as the warning signal for the next class
the sequence for each successive start
sequence at 1:30 or postpone (raise flag with 2 horns, flag
down with 1 horn, and 1 minute later start sequence - start
automatic timer after 50 seconds.)
course board around with warning signal or before.
starting time on the score sheets.
boats are over early - raise over-early flag with one sound
(whistle preferred) and hail numbers of boats that are over
early. Keep over early flag up until all boats clear or for
4 minutes, which ever comes first.
the postpone or abandon flags to stop the sequence.
General recall also stops the sequence.
the final start, the only flag or shape should be the line flag.
After all starts, take down flags.
rounding during the race so that you know when to finish each
fleet. Watch for and record red protest flags and 720s.
to the finish line well ahead of finishers and set the line.
end should be left to same side as at start, but is not mandatory.
a fairly short finish line - 6 to 10 boat lengths
- Set square to the wind for up wind finishes.
to course if downwind finish.
- square to the course for reaching finishes.
the blue on-station flag and the orange finish line flag when
anchored and ready to take finishes.
horn for winner and hail numbers of other boats as they cross
the line. Record numbers on the score sheets in order they finish.
time of first and last finishers in each class on the score
sheets. Record any protests observed.
the horn as you enter the harbor and note time. This signals
the start of the 30-minute time frame to receive protests.
scores in clubhouse and put copy in race management cabinet in tackroom.
the flags down at the clubhouse.
- If committee receives protests, form a committee
to hear the protests.
- In winter, motors
must be stored straight down to drain water and prevent freezing.
the Bimini tops.
Race Boat Equipment Checklist
General - All Boats
- Motors and Gas
- Install gas tank in
- Pump bulb
- Tilt motor down
- Do not start until
prop is under water
- Use 89 octane
leaded gas when filling tank
- Use channel 72
and set to Low Power
- Test communication
- Rule Book and Sailing
- Automatic timer and
- Throw cushion and
life jacket for each crew
- Wind Indicator
- Course board - numerals
and class indicators
- Score sheets, clipboard
- Orange – line flag
- Blue – On station at finish
- P flag – Preparatory signal
- Numeral pennants – one for each start Warning signal
- S flag – Shorten course
- X flag – Individual recall
- 1st sub flag – General recall
- AP flag – Postpone
- N flag – Abandon
- Flag container
- C flag with red and green flags - change of
- Marks, one with black
- Wind Indicator
- Tow line and bridle
- One throw cushion and
life jacket for each crew
- Boat hook
- Anchor (Anchors in locker on boats)
- Put in drain plug
- Flags - US (halyard from the gaff)
Burgee (at top)
- Texas, Commodore and Vice Commodore (at the yardarm)