Think you know the race signals? Here are some activities to challenge yourself. We’ve updated the material to include the changes for the 2021-2024 racing rules of sailing – the V flag, blue flag, and orange flag were added.
Race Signals Summary
Here’s a summary of all the race signals, directly from the 2021-2024 rules. If needed, study this before you take the quiz. If you have trouble remembering the signals, you could download it and laminate to store onboard.
Here’s a race signals worksheet to challenge yourself or your sailing school students. Simply download the worksheet and fill in the blanks for each flag shape:
- Name of flag (X, I, etc.)
- Number of sounds when flag is raised and/or lowered
- Meaning of flag
When finished, view the answer key.