(Bb) indicates that the marks have to be passed with the port side of the boat, (Stb) that the marks have to be passed with the starboard side of the boat.
The race committee can lay out a windward mark system consisting of two tons. These marks have to be passed before the first course mark.
It is signaled on the starting boat on which side of the pair of marks is to leave.
Green Flag = on Starboard side;
Red Flag = on Portside.
If neither red nor green is shown, there are no windward marks; the first course mark is directly accessible.
The passage between the windward marks is off-limits.
Shortening the course:
Usually a shorting the course means a change to the next smaller course. (From 1 to 2, from 2 to 3, ...) and for the jolly boats from course no 4 to course no 5. Course no 5 will not be shortened! Shortening the courses are notified during the skippers meeting and/or displayed on the start boat before the start of the related group. Mandatory is the displayed course no. on the start boat.
Passing the finish line: each skipper is obligated to notice the finish time of his boat. This time has to be submitted to the race committee on request.
Time limit is: 18.00. Boats, which are on the course at that time, will be score as dnf.
In case of any contradiction the German version of this sailing instruction is valid.