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n. In both senses also called running start.
- Sports. A racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they cross the starting line.
- A quick or auspicious beginning.
SailingIn sailing, the race committee decides at the preparatory signal (usually 4 minutes before the start) what the rules on false starting will be by display the P, I, Z or Black Flags.
A P Flag means any boat on the course side (OCS) of the start line at the starting signal must return, clear the start line and then re-start. The I Flag means a boat which is OCS must round either end of the start line by coming back to the pre-start side and then re-starting (the 'round the ends' rule). The Z Flag means a boat which is OCS in the minute leading up to the start or at the start itself is given a 20% scoring penalty. The Black Flag means a boat which is OCS in the minute leading up to the start or at the start itself is disqualified.
Failing to return to start correctly under the P or I Flag rules means the boat is scored OCS and receives points equivalent to disqualification.