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post #11 of Old 01-04-2007
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"An CG documented vessel is required to fly the 50 star flag not the yacht ensign. "
Sorry guys, both wrong. There's a good illustrated discussion at
http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeohzt4/S...gn/Ensign.html

A USCG documented pleasure craft is not *required* to fly any flag or ensign. It gains the optional *right* to fly the "yacht ensign", which is improper for an undocumented vessel. That's not the 50-star "union jack" either.

Since an "ensign" is defined as a "national flag" both the US flag and the "Yacht Ensign" may be called flags or ensigns, as you choose.

Apparently there has been some conflict over the two flags:
http://flagspot.net/flags/us~yte.html
and some question and the current legal status of them, versus traditions.
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