Starting Sequence

Time to Start Flags Sound Signal
5* Class flag displayed Warning signal
4 P, I, Z, Black flag or I and Z displayed Preparatory signal
1 Preparatory signal flag(s) removed long One minute signal
0 Class flag removed Start

* or as stated in the sailing instructions.

(Race Committee may announce time to start over VHF radio for non-spinnaker boats. Signals and flags will be considered primary and official.)