What are sailing instructions?

What are sailing instructions?

Learn How to Sail – Sailing Rules & Instructions

  1. Always maintain a proper lookout by sight as well as hearing to avoid colliding with other boats.
  2. Maintain a safe speed at all times so that you remain in control of your boat.
  3. Use common sense when assessing risk of collision with other boats near and around you.

What is a DNF in sailing?

DNF: Meaning “did not finish”, the ruling when a boat fails to finish a race and is awarded the maximum number of points for the race. DNS: Meaning “did not start”, the ruling when a competing boat fails to start a race and is awarded the maximum number of points for that race.

What is a redress in sailing?

The topic of Redress in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) Rules 62 and E6. The whole point of Redress is to give a sailor that has been grievously fouled by another boat through no fault of their own, some measure of relief when their position in a race has been significantly compromised.

Who has right of way in sailing?

Rule 1: When you are on the same tack as the other boat, the leeward boat has the right-of-way. Rule 2: When you are on opposite tacks, the starboard tack boat has the right-of-way. Rule 3: If you are overtaking the other boat, or it is overtaking you, the boat ahead (the overtaken boat) has the right-of-way.

Who gives way to who sailing?

Sailing Vessels Port gives way to Starboard. (The vessel with the wind to port must give way while the one on a starboard tack is the stand on vessel). Windward gives way to Leeward. (When both vessels have the wind on the same side the windward vessel is the most manoeuvrable so she must give way).

What is a bear away GYBE?

Jibe sets put teams in a more leveraged position as most of the fleet will do a bear-away set. However if the bear-away set teams get a shift or more pressure, jibe set teams will pay a significant price for staying inside.

What is au flag in sailing?

Under flag U if the start is recalled everyone is entitled to sail the race. If Flag U has been displayed as the preparatory signal, no part of a boat’s hull, crew or equipment shall be in the triangle formed by the ends of the Starting line and the first mark during the last minute before her starting signal.

What does protest mean in sailing?

a. The protesting boat shall inform the other boat at the first reasonable opportunity. When her protest will concern an incident in the racing area she shall hail ‘Protest’ and conspicuously display a red flag at the first reasonable opportunity for each. She shall display the flag until she is no longer racing.

What is protest in sailing?

On the water – If you believe another boat has broken a rule then you need to hail ‘Protest’ at the time of the incident, or if the other boat has sailed out of earshot you need to inform them at the first reasonable opportunity. Additionally, if your boat is 6m in length or over you need to display a red flag.

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