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The senior club takes precedence, with any position pennant under it. I believe the proper flag etiquette is that only that burgee should be flown, but I have put a secondary club up also at times.
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This has been a very helpful, focused thread.

It seems that folks have covered just about all the contingencies, except maybe the meaning of the upside-down beer flag if it has gold lamé fringe.

Now, if I'm coming to visit another sailing or yacht club, is it appropriate to display only one of the burgees of the clubs to which I belong? Or could I display more than one, and, if so, should I display them on the same pennant halyard with them arranged from top to bottom in order of club seniority or in the order in which I joined the clubs? Or in order or reverse order of the proximity to the club visited? Or should each club burgee be displayed on its own pennant halyard, which would allow me to display position flags under each one?
Just be sure to salute the colors (whatever they may be) on the stern, ask the officer on deck for permission to board then wait for the OOD to do his thing. Or a cold six-pack will accomplish the same thing.

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Fly Burgees, hold the lamé

Try to be silly, and I get a good answer that I can actually use. Oh well.

Since we have some knowledgeable folks here, here's another one. I have a collection of burgees of clubs I've visited, which hangs on the living room wall of our cabin. Might it be fun but still proper to display these burgees on our boat when we dress ship for holidays? If so, should I bother to try to hang them in order of club seniority and in such a way as to make it obvious that I'm not pretending to be a member of those clubs but have merely enjoyed their hospitality and am wishing them all well?
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Cool Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Yes. Jean and Pierre LaFitte never flew the pirate flag.
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Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Why is it people feel the need to fly pirate flags and idolize these characters?
They were (and still are) murders and lowlifes; not worthy of praise nor respect.
For whatever reason they became pirates, they were not the kind of folks one would want to encounter today, nor were they probably the highlight of any vessel captain's day, back when.
Should we fly a flag to show our love and respect for Jeffrey Dahmer, Timothy McVeigh or Jack the Ripper?
Yes, I'll vote for lame, very lame.

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Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

When I see a skull and crossbones banner flying, I consider it lame. If I were to subsequently see that the boat's name is "Poison" or "Mustard Gas" or something similar, I would think it moderately amusing.
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Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Before we rehash the issue of real vs. costumed pirates and get into a tussle over a dredged up 3 year old thread, we've been up and down this road recently and it wasn't a joy ride.

If there's value in bringing up old threads that's OK, but this topic is one that rarely remains civil.

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Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Amen. That goes for even lamer pirate festivals, theme parks, and the like.
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Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

To each his own, however here are the two rules on my boat. No one over the age of 14 is allowed to talk or dress like a pirate (unless it is to entertain children) and NO JIMMY BUFFET........EVER! (sorry just not my cup of tea)
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Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

What about pirate movies?

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