Warning a crew
Umpires flag signals >
An Umpire will only warn a crew for its steering during a race if it is about to:
NB in bow-coxed boats, the cox cannot see the umpire and may not be able to hear warnings clearly, so the crew member at bow must pass on any warnings.
- 2-5-3a: Interfere with another crew,
- 2-5-3b: Foul another crew,
- 2-5-3c: Gain any unfair advantage by leaving its proper course (e.g. cutting a corner),
- 2-5-3d: Collide with a temporary obstruction on the course.
- To warn a crew:
- Raise the White Flag vertically,
- Name the crew,
- Point the flag at arm's length in the direction the crew must move,
- When the crew responds, the Umpire drops the White Flag out of sight.
- If the crew fails to respond, the whole sequence may be repeated.
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