Decisions of the Protest Committee (penalty or disqualification) about incidents that happened at the start or during the Course Poros-Hydra are applying to both Courses Poros-Hydra and Poros-Ermioni.
All signals will be given from the RC boat.
Visual signals govern over sound signals and those given through the VHF.
There shall be three separate starts for the three classes racing the event. Classes will be started according to their warning signals.
Class flags : Class flags will be :
- Class A Numeral pennant “1”
- Class B Numeral pennant “2”
- Class C Numeral pennant “3”
Warning signal : 5 minutes before each start the class flag will be displayed together with one sound signal.
Preparatory signal : 4 minutes before the start the code flag P will be displayed together with one sound signal.
One minute before the start, the code flag P is lowered together with one sound signal.
Start : The start will be signaled by lowering the class flag, together with one sound signal. Boats starting later than 10 minutes after the starting signal shall be considered DNS.
|SIGNAL||FLAG & SOUND||Minutes before Starting Signal|
|Warning||Class Flag(Numeral pennant “1” or “2” or “3”)
|Preparatory||Flag “P”One sound||-4|
|One Minute||Flag “P”One sound||-1|
|Start||Class FlagOne sound||-0|
Individual recalls : If at the starting signal any part of a yacht’ s hull, crew or equipment is on the course side of the starting line (OCS), the code flag X will be displayed on the RC boat together with one long sound signal. The Race Committee will try to announce on the VHF the prematurely started boats. If the above is not feasible this does not consist ground for seeking redress. Such yacht(s) shall return to the prestart side of the starting line and start properly.
General recall : If at the starting signal there are a great number of/or unidentified prematurely started boats (OCS), the First Substitute of the International Code will be displayed on the RC boat, together with two sound signals and all yachts must return for a new start. A short time after the general recall, the First Substitute will be lowered together with one sound signal. Exactly one minute later the warning signal will be displayed for a new start procedure as described above.