Sailing Flags App

Have you ever been confused by all the flags/signals used during a regatta? There is a free app available for Android and Apple/iOS phones that has the information you need to know about each of the flags.

Get it on Google Play

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Protest Flag no longer required for fleet races

At the AGM held at Worser Bay the NZIODA Committee have changed the class policy regarding the requirement to display the red flag when protesting in fleet races and decided that no protest flag will required.

The sailing instruction which deleted rule 61.1(a)(2) will no longer be used so that a red flag is no longer required to make a valid protest. However, the need to inform the race committee at the finish of an intention to protest and the sail number of the protested boat, remains.

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Green Fleet Guidelines

Introduction

The 'Green Fleet' is for the less experienced Optimist Class sailors, to encourage novices to attend their first Optimist regatta and to encourage their continued participation in Optimist racing. The emphasis is on fun and the objective of Green Fleet regattas is to offer younger siblings and less experienced sailors the opportunity to sail and participate without their feeling the need or burden to sail in the more competitive open fleet.

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