ASHORE

- SINGLE FLAGPOLE

- FLAGPOLE WITH GAFF -

FLAGPOLE WITH YARD

 

- FLAGPOLE WITH YARD AND GAFF

1-National Ensign (example: Canada)

2-Club Burgee (example: Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Canada)

3-Club Officer Flag (example: Commodore of the Royal Canadian Y.C., Canada)

4-Visiting Club Burgee (example: Buffalo Yacht Club, U.S.A.)

5-Signal Flags (example: N, all races are abandoned), always below 4, or replacing 4.

X-Foreign National Ensign (example: U.S.A.). In this case, flags 3, 4 and 5, from gaff, but flying lower than ensigns

AFLOAT on National Waters

ONE MAST SAILBOAT

WITH PIGSTICK & STERN STAFF

ONE MAST SAILBOAT

WITHOUT PIGSTICK & STERN STAFF

MOTORBOAT

WITH STERN, MAIN & BOW STAFFS

 

TWO-PLUS MASTS SAILBOAT

WITH PIGSTICKS & STERN STAFF

 

TWO-PLUS MASTS SAILBOAT

WITHOUT PIGSTICKS & STERN STAFF

AFLOAT on Foreign Waters

ONE MAST SAILBOAT

WITH PIGSTICK & STERN STAFF

ONE MAST SAILBOAT

WITHOUT PIGSTICK & STERN STAFF

MOTORBOAT

WITH STERN, MAIN & BOW STAFFS

 

TWO-PLUS MASTS SAILBOAT

WITH PIGSTICKS & STERN STAFF

 

TWO-PLUS MASTS SAILBOAT

WITHOUT PIGSTICKS & STERN STAFF

1-National Ensign (example: Canada). Always hoisted Aft. Sailboats without stern staff, should fly the Ensign from the leech of the aftermost sail (about 2/3 up), but, in our days, most sailors use the backstay instead, and fly it lower.

2-Club Burgee (example: Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Canada). On sailboats, on top of the foremost mast. In our days, from a lanyard under the lowest starboard spreader of the foremost mast. Sometimes, a second halyard is placed on the same spreader, in single-masted vessels. It´s specially usefull on foreign waters, leaving outer halyard for the courtesy and signal flags ( position of honor decreases toward the mast).

On motorboats, at the foremost staff. On foreign waters, at main staff, when no signal flag is needed.

3-Officer Flag, Private Signal (example: Commodore of the Royal Canadian Y.C., Canada).

4-Signal Flags (example Q : My vessel is healthy and I request free practique). Always below or replacing 2 and 3.

X-Foreign National Ensign (example: United Kingdom). When abroad. Also called Courtesy Flag. The Civil Ensign of the country´s waters we are on.

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