Sailboat Racing Flags
Knowing these basic flags is essential for a successful Race Committee and important for competitive sailboat racing. We've put together a collection of the most important flags to know, often flags will be supplemented with a hail or VHF from Race Committee. The hails and radio communication aren't required but are often done as a courtesy. As a competitor the most important flags you should know are the Starting Penalties and Recall flags for On Course Side. These flags are very common in one design racing but are also used in Handicap racing.