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post #5 of Old 08-24-2008
SEMIJim
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Here are a couple of relatively recent threads on ensigns, jacks, pennants, burgees and flags: Flag Etiquette 2.0 and Flag etiquette queries

Found a couple Sailnet articles on the subject: Signal Flags and Flying the Flag

I do question one statement in that second article. The author states
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This is why many people opt to fly the burgee lower in the rig, hoisted to the end of the lowest starboard spreader on a flag halyard. While this practice is decried by purists...
Aren't burgees and pennants supposed to be hoisted on the port side? I understood the starboard side was for courtesy flags.

Jim

Last edited by SEMIJim; 08-24-2008 at 10:18 AM. Reason: Added a couple more references
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