The Art of Starting at a Sailboat Regatta
Prior to the Race Start
While the boats circle the start line, they orient themselves with the help of the starter’s flag and audio signals ring the starting sequence.
Rolex Yacht Master II - Programming the Countdown
To be able to synchronise with the rules of an individual regatta, the Yacht Master II watch enables countdowns of up to 10 minutes. The skipper usually sets this prior to the regatta using the rotatable bezel since the movement “remembers” the settings and abides by them even when the countdown function is reset.
How to set your Rolex Yacht-Master II
The procedure prior to the beginning of the regatta is divided into several phases marked by audio and visual signals, and lasts between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on the type of race.