(a) The first crew shall float their boat in the water as with a wet start for an individual race approximately adjacent to the team’s allocated beach flags.
(b) One member of the crew is positioned between their respective beach flags with their toes on or behind a line between the two beach flags and awaits the starter’s signal before running to the boat.
(c) The balance of the crew remains with the boat and cannot enter the boat until the runner touches any part of the boat (not the oars).
(d) On the Starter’s gun, the crew member runs to the boat. The crew is not permitted to enter the boat until the runner has touched any part of the boat (not the oars).
(e) The crew then rows the course as per the standard rules for boat races and as described in this section.