What RRS 26?

What RRS 26?

When the race committee is required to display a flag as a visual signal, it may use a flag or other object of a similar appearance. 26. STARTING RACES. 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.

What is Rule 14 head on situation?

(a) When two power-driven vessels are meeting on reciprocal or nearly reciprocal courses so as to involve risk of collision each shall alter her course to starboard so that each shall pass on the port side of the other.

What is the I flag in sailing?

I Flag: Conventionally referred to as the ‘one-minute rule,’ this requires that any boat over the line after a minute also has to sail around an end of the line in order to start the race fairly.

What is au flag in sailing?

A ‘U’ flag has been added to the Preparatory Signals. It means ‘Rule 30.3 is in effect’ so you can expect to see it, sometimes, displayed on the starting vessel as the preparatory signal four minutes before a start.

What does ZFP mean in sailing?

an initialism for “Z flag penalty.” The scoring abbreviation used to indicate that a boat violated Racing Rules of Sailing 2013 – 2016 Rule 30.2 and has been assessed a 20% scoring penalty. The adjustment may be different for an individual race than for a race that is part of a series longer than a regatta.

Who has the right of way in a sailboat?

In most situations the sailing boat is the stand-on vessel and the powerboat must give way. way. Any boat with more maneuverability must give way to any boat with less maneuverability (see below).

What happens if two ships are approaching each other head on?

Approaching head on to another boat Each boat alters course to starboard (right) and passes port to port (left). Always assume this situation exists.

What lights must sailboats show when underway at night?

(a) A sailing vessel underway shall exhibit: (i) sidelights; (i) a sternlight. (b) In a sailing vessel of less than 20 m in length the lights prescribed in paragraph (a) of this Rule may be combined in one lantern at or near the top of the mast where it can best be seen.

What type of vessels does Rule 15 Crossing situation apply?

When two power-driven vessels are crossing so as to involve risk of collision, the vessel which has the other on her own starboard side shall keep out of the way and shall, if the circumstances of the case admit avoid, crossing ahead of the other vessel.

What is the meaning of a blue flag on a boat?

If you are an individual boat owner and you wish to make particular efforts towards a better environment, you can sign our Code of Conduct, and become part of our network. You will receive a Blue Flag for your boat, to show that you respect those rules, and that you are a proud lover of our oceans and coastline.

What does leg mean in sailing?

Leg: A part of the course bounded by two marks or buoys. Luffing: Altering course toward the wind. Mark: A buoy that defines the endpoint of a leg of a race. Mast: A vertical spar or pole to which a sail or sails attach.

What does BFD mean in sailing?

BFD: Meaning Black Flagged – a ruling where a boat is deemed to have prematurely started a race that is started under Black Flag and is disqualified from that race, irrespective of whether that race is subsequently restarted, and awarded the maximum number of points.

What does SRS mean in sailing?

SRS is the Swedish Sailing Federation’s Rating System for keelboats, multihulls and dinghies. The purpose of the system is to provide boats of different kind an opportunity to race against each other. The SRS Rating is intended to represent a boat’s best performance potential on a circular course in medium wind speeds.

Are these regulations applicable to racing yachts and cruisers leaving New Zealand?

These regulations are applicable to racing yachts and to New Zealand-registered cruising vessels leaving New Zealand. These regulations came into effect in January 2021 and are available to view electronically here

When does Yachting New Zealand have to act under R3?

The protest committee shall supply the information required by R3 of this appendix within 15 days of receiving a request to do so from Yachting New Zealand. Yachting New Zealand will act as appropriate under rule 71.2 if the protest committee fails to meet their obligations under R3.

How do I appeal the racing rules of sailing 2021-2024?

As per the procedure outlined in appendix R of the Yachting New Zealand publication of the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024, Yachting New Zealand prescribes that: Appeals should be lodged on the prescribed form available from Yachting New Zealand. Click here to download an appeal form.

What is Yachting New Zealand’s policy on gross misconduct?

Yachting New Zealand regulation on rule 69: gross misconduct – See Yachting New Zealand regulation 4.5.2 Addendum A – Yachting New Zealand policy on the denial of right of appeal If a party is not satisfied with the outcome of a protest, they may appeal the decision. Appeals can only be submitted by parties to the original protest hearing.