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post #14 of Old 01-10-2013
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Re: Flying a Flag on Shrouds ?

Originally Posted by ImASonOfaSailor View Post
i do not know the order of the flags. If there is a order ? I know tho starboard is for non serious flags!
A flag etiquette failure can get you into serious trouble. The courtesy flag (misnamed, it is required) and the Q flag are both flown from the starboard spreader.

Ensigns are flown from a transom mounted flag staff or from the leech of the aft most sail.

And size matters.

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