CODE FLAGS - 41 cards in the pack
Each card shows a flag of the International Code in colour on the face, with the signal letter or number and the meaning of the signal flag on the reverse. The phonetic spelling of the letter is also shown, making the set doubly useful. Although no longer required by some yachting authorities, professional seamen and navies still need knowledge of flag signals. Also in the set is a useful instruction card.
RULES OF THE ROAD - 50 cards in the pack
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea also known as ‘Col Regs’ - These cards show the view forward from the deck of various vessels (power, sailing and fishing) of developing traffic situations at sea. In each case the mariner has to decide the correct course of action to navigate his/her vessel through the hazard. The reverse of the card gives the proper course and also quotes the relevant collision rule.
IALA BUOYAGE SYSTEM - 31 cards in the pack
All mariners need a comprehensive knowledge of the buoyage rules and should be able instantly to identify a mark at first sight. These Flip Cards show 31 different buoys and navigational marks in colour, with the meaning and position, together with the light characteristics on the back of the card. Both the Cardinal and IALA marks are featured, as well as the more recent preferred channel buoys. This set shows the 'A' Region buoys which are found in most areas of the world.
SOUND & LIGHT SIGNALS - 47 cards in the pack
This pack of Flip Cards illustrates the signals made by ships at sea, and covers lights, fog signals and the usual distress and search and rescue signals. They differ from the Lights and Shapes cards in that they show signals rather than navigation signs. The meaning is shown on the back of the card as usual.
LIGHTS AND SHAPES - 50 cards in the pack
An extremely useful set of cards which makes a difficult subject much easier. Each card shows a vessel's display of night-time navigation lights (in colour) or daytime shapes, as seen from your position. In the case of the cards showing lights the vessel's silhouette is just discernible. The meaning is shown on the back of the cards as usual. This set has been a "best seller" for over 40 years because learning the lights and shapes is a major part of a mariner's study and without Flip Cards it's not easy.