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Example VHF Race start

The following is an example to illustrate the method of starting a race via VHF only. It is for a three class start for 10.00 am first signal, and can be adjusted for other start times, of the day, number of classes etc.

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Time   Announcement

10.00   "Competitors for the Troon Race" (repeat 3 times)

           "Changing general regulations 8, there will be no flag or sound signals for the start and all starting signals  will be by VHF Channel 77 with start sequences following individual Race sailing Instructions."

10.05   Countdown the last 5 seconds to 10.05 "5, 4, 3, 2, 1", and repeat the announcement above

10.10   Countdown the last 5 seconds to 10.10 "5, 4, 3, 2, 1", and repeat the announcement above

10.15   Countdown the last 5 seconds to 10.15 "5, 4, 3, 2, 1", and repeat the announcement above

10.19   "One minute to warning signal for class 3"

10.20   "Warning signal for Class 3 (Repeat slowly and distinctly twice)

10.24   "One minute to Preparatory signal for class 3 and warning signal for class 2"

10.25   Countdown last 5 seconds to 10.25 and "Preparatory signal for class 3 and warning signal for class 2"

10.29  "One minute to  start signal for class 3, preparatory signal for class 2 and warning signal for class 1"

10.30   Count last 5 secs, and  "Start signal for class 3, preparatory signal for class 2 and warning signal for class 1"

10.34   "One minute to start signal for class 2 and preparatory signal for class 1"

10.35   Count 5 seconds & "Start for class 2 and peparatory sugnal for class 1"

10.39   "One minute to start signal for class 1"

10.40   Count down last 5 secs and "Satrt for class 1"

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