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Old 03-10-2013
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BVI Flag Etiquette

I made a pirate flag (Private Signal) to use during our BVI charter. I have seen a Conch Beneteau 403 (same boat I'm chartering) with the British flag on the what appears to be the starboard shroud, slightly above the level of the boom (~6' above deck). So they don't have it to the top of the first spreader, not close.

The boat has the open transom (swim platform) and therefore is rigged with dual back stays, hence no stern pole for home country flag. I was thinking to fly mine on the starboard shroud just below the 1st spreader, so much for that.

Not sure of the flag etiquette in this situation, can I fly it at the port shroud at the level of the 1st spreader (above the starboard union jack) ? Not sure how I could fly it off the angled back stays?

My flag measures 14" x 21" both sides same

SEE IT: BVI FLAG

Last edited by Robes; 03-10-2013 at 03:26 PM.
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