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Old 11-08-2014, 01:45   #76
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Again, I will willingly fly my appropriate national ensign, and when (as most of the time) in foreign waters the appropriate national courtesy flag from a convenient halyard on the port (Starboard) spreader.

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fixed that for you.

As hoofsmit noted - I guess it is a matter of courtesy to respect other's traditions and customs. Perhaps something like not wearing shorts or women baring their shoulders in a catholic church.

It requires very little effort on my part to get flag etiquettte right, so why not?

Of course, I don't have a clubburgee (well I do - I fly the Danish Ocean Cruising Association burgee), so I'm limited to natinal ensign, national courtesy flag and an honor flag if I have someone on board from another country.

Sigh! - Q flag as well and here in Denmark the "N" flag which is used to ask for a bridge to be opened.

No big deal
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:53   #77
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fixed that for you.
Oh rats, that was a real brain fart. Sorry. (Don't even have a port flag halyard!)

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Oh rats, that was a real brain fart. Sorry. (Don't even have a port flag halyard!)

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fixed that for you.

As hoofsmit noted - I guess it is a matter of courtesy to respect other's traditions and customs. Perhaps something like not wearing shorts or women bearing their shoulders in a catholic church.

It requires very little effort on my part to get flag etiquettte right, so why not?

Of course, I don't have a clubburgee (well I do - I fly the Danish Ocean Cruising Association burgee), so I'm limited to natinal ensign, national courtesy flag and an honor flag if I have someone on board from another country.

Sigh! - Q flag as well and here in Denmark the "N" flag which is used to ask for a bridge to be opened.

No big deal
Easy to get right? I pointed out earlier that various clubs in the U.S. have different ideas as to what's right. For that matter look at the posts in this thread, there are many that are contradictory, and most just say this is the correct way, with no documentation, just a I'm right statement.
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Jim...... I think you are spot on ( apart from the starboard brain fart thing )

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For a while European flags with a small national flag in the corner were quite popular in Belgium and the Netherlands. Although lately they've become less common it appears...
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Looks somewhat like a mourning to me...
Either mourning or late afternoon... softer light than midday thats for sure...

But you are right... should be close up to the gaff....

... until alongside and then should be on an ensign staff aft...

Flags and anchors... where would CF be without 'em?
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I spotted another new one today. Is this what you hoist when you are British and don't like the Irish? .

Dave, is this another breach of UK maritime law and is it punishable by the cat-o-nine tails or is it straight to the gallows?

This boat has mixed allegiance. It came in flying a French flag off the backstay (seen in the photo still), then unfurled the Great British one on the flagstaff (by the way, what is this flag officially called?). A crew of four is sailing with two Italian guests on about a sixty footer (an Italian flag is below the port spreader, so the French flag is a bit of a mystery).

Anyone know what all this means:
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Anyone know what all this means
British boat in French mood, I suppose...
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British boat in French mood, I suppose...
It is not the red ensign. The flag in the corner is not the Union Jack.
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Anyone know what all this means:
A menáge a trois perhaps?
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It is not the red ensign. The flag in the corner is not the Union Jack.
I didn't expand the photo, so I didn't notice...
And what is it???
Never saw such a flag...
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I didn't expand the photo, so I didn't notice...
And what is it???
Never saw such a flag...
The one in the corner is the flag of Great Britain. It combines the flags of England (white with a red cross, for its patron saint St George) with the flag of Scotland (blue with a diagonal white cross, for St Andrew). The Union Jack adds the cross of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland (white with a diagonal red cross), not the Irish flag. The Welsh get a raw deal - they are not included.

I have never seen this flag in the flesh before either. Doubt it is a valid one to fly, but hope Dave will chip in .
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The one in the corner is the flag of Great Britain. It combines the flags of England (white with a red cross) with the flag of Scotland (blue with a diagonal white cross). The Union Jack adds the cross of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland (white with a diagonal red cross).

I have never seen this flag in the flesh before either. Doubt it is a valid one to fly, but hope Dave will chip in .

Found it in Wikpedia...

Union Jack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My wild guess now is - the Canadian boat from Quebec
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Found it in Wikpedia...

Union Jack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My wild guess now is - the Canadian boat from Quebec
No, LOL, you found the Union Jack. The one in the corner is not the Union Jack, it is missing the red diagonal cross for Ireland. The flag in the corner is the flag of Great Britain, but I have no idea what this is called when put on a red background.

Scrap all that, further down the page you provided a link to, they show the flag of Great Britain. Yep, that's it . But I never knew this was a valid flag to fly from the flagstaff.
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