Flags

Race Committee Flags

Flag / Shape Name Sounds Meaning
X 1 when raised Individual Recall
First substitute 2 when raised
1 when lowered
General Recall
AP 2 when raised
1 when lowered
Postponement
I None when raised
1 when lowered
Round the Ends
Starting Rukes
C Repetitive Change of Course
L 1 when raised Come Within Hail
or Follow Me
M Repetitive Mark Missing
N 3 when raised
1 when lowered
Abandonment
and Resail
S 2 when raised Shorten Course
Y 1 when raised Life Jacket
N Over H 3 when raised Abandonment
Return to Shore
Z 1 when lowered 20% Scoring Penalty
Black 1 when lowered Disqualification
Class Flag Raised Warning 1 5 minutes to start
Preparatory (or I or Z or Black Flag) Raised 1 4 minutes to start
Preparatory (or I or Z or Black Flag) Lowered 1 1 minutes to start
Class Flag Lowered Start 1 Start
Race Committee Signal Boat
Race Committee Auxiliary Vessel

Numerical Pennants

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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

International Code Flags

Alpha

Diver Down Keep Clear
Bravo

Dangerous Cargo
Charlie

Yes
Delta

Keep Clear
Echo

Altering Course to Starboard
Foxtrot

Disabled
Golf

Want a Pilot
Hotel

Pilot on Board
India

Altering Course to Port
Juliett

On Fire Keep Clear
Kilo

Desire to Communicate
Lima

Stop Instantly
Mike

I Am Stopped
November

No
Oscar

Man Overboard
Papa

About to Sail
Quebec

Request Pratique
Romeo

Sierra

Engines Going Astern
Tango

Keep Clear of Me
Uniform

Standing into Danger
Victor

Require Assistance
Whiskey

Require Medical Assistance
Xray

Stop Your Intention
Yankee

Am Dragging Anchor
Zulu

Require a Tug
CODE

Code and Answering Pennant
1st Repeater

2nd Repeater

3rd Repeater

Yacht Club Officer Flags

Commodore

Vice Commodore

Past Commodore

Rear Commodore

Fleet Captain

Secretary

Treasurer

Commodore Emeritus

Miscellaneous Flags

Small Craft Warning
Up to 38 mph winds


Gale Warning
39-54 mph winds

Storm Warning
55-73 mph winds


Hurricane Warning
74+ mph winds

USCG Auxilary Patrol Boat

US Power Squadron

US Coast Guard
Yacht Club Burgees
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