the Wind Dies or Shifts, or Not Ready
at the Scheduled Start Time
If you make a mistake in the middle of a starting sequence and you think the sailors will be confused, you can postpone and start over. If the wind dies or fails to come back, you can postpone and start over. To postpone, raise the Dr. Suess flag (postponement) with TWO MANUAL BLASTS.
Also, postpone if 11:25 comes and you arenít ready to start the sequence.
When you are ready to start again, lower the postponement with ONE MANUAL BLAST, look at your watch, wait exactly 40 seconds and turn on the Ollie.
Lowering the postponement flag is a timed signal like the 5 minute warning, the 4 minute prep, and the 1-minute signals. Sailors should be able to set their watches to it. Think of it as the 6 minute to the start signal. That's why it is important to be looking at your watch when you drop it, so that you can wait exactly 40 seconds and flip the switch on the Ollie.