8.3 The numeral pennant indicating the course number will be flown from the Race committee boat prior to the preparatory signal. The RC may also/alternatively have a board indicating thecourse number.8.4 Additional courses may be announced at the briefing.
9.1The marks of the courses will be predominantly yellow inflatable buoys , Blue drumswith orange stripes or flags, and islands as described in Addendum A9.2The start and finish mark will be a red buoy.
10AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS
The classification of obstructions, including, but not limited to, Taal Volcano, Theislands, and fishcages, and Tourist Bancas are classified as obstructions.
11.1Classes will be started in the following order, at 5 minute intervals, unless a class isnot ready to start, the RC feels it is unsafe to start, or that class will not be starting thatrace.11.2The starting line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the RaceCommittee boat, and a red starting mark.11.3Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall avoid the starting area
during thestarting sequence for other races.11.4A Hobie starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal may be scored Did NotStart without a hearing. For other boats, 10 minutes. This changes rules A4 and A5.
12CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
12.1To change the next leg of the course, the race committee will lay a new mark (or movethe finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. When in asubsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.
The finishing line will be between the staff displaying an orange flag on the RaceCommittee boat, and the nearby red buoy.
14.1For all multihull classes, Rule 44.2 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty isreplaced by the One-Turn Penalty.14.2Exoneration PenaltyA boat that may have broken a Rule of Part 2 or Rule 31.1 or 42 may, after finishingthe race concerned, and before the start of a related protest hearing, notify the RaceCommittee that she accepts a 20% scoring penalty as stated in Rule 44.3 (c), (exceptthe minimum penalty is two places if that does not result in a score worse that DNF).This penalty does not reverse an OCS score, a disqualification under Rule 30.3 or a penaltyunder AppendixP. It is not available for a breach of Rule 2 or for grossmisconduct under Rule 69. Nor is it available to a boat that caused injury or serious