Originally Posted by Zanshin
Flag protocol would have you fly your own flag(s) on the port side and I've heard that it is good form to fly the starboard side courtesy flag higher than any on the port side.
The French can be finicky, friends of mine whose kids
put up a Jolly Roger while anchored in St. Martin were (very politely) asked to remove it by the French Gendarmerie patrolling the anchorage.
As opposed to Sweden
, where many don´t even bother to flag at all.. even though Jolly Roger more or less is the unofficial flag for "Kids Aboard", just as a way of letting other boaters now what to expect/not expect