Warning a crew

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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.

  • 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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