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brusi 03-06-2013 10:55 AM

Courtesy Flags
Question; where and how one flies any courtesy flags on f32? Txs, Ben

capttb 03-06-2013 11:02 AM

Re: Courtesy Flags
Answer; starboard spreader flag halyard. Wlcm, T.

TQA 03-06-2013 11:10 AM

Re: Courtesy Flags
If you have not got a flag halyard it seems acceptable to tie it to a shroud on the starboard side. As long as it is higher than your country flag.

I am pretty good at flying the right courtesy flag once I remember to swap it from the Q flag.

However although I have heard stories of people being fined for not flying one in 10 years liveaboard cruising I have yet to meet anyone who has.

Mind you not flying the Q flag is a more serious matter.

DonScribner 03-06-2013 12:23 PM

Re: Courtesy Flags
Please forgive my cruising ignorance, but what is a courtesy flag? And what's the problem with "Q"?

Silvio 03-06-2013 12:26 PM

Re: Courtesy Flags

Originally Posted by DonScribner (Post 999123)
Please forgive my cruising ignorance, but what is a courtesy flag? And what's the problem with "Q"?

Nothing to forgive.

A courtesy flag is the flag of the country that you are visiting, usually flown off the starboard spreader AFTER you have cleared into the country.

The Q flag, also called the Quarantine flag, is flown off the starboard spreader when you enter foreign water but BEFORE you are cleared in through customs.

avenger79 03-06-2013 12:39 PM

Re: Courtesy Flags
so where are all these rules written for those of us who do not know?

very surprised I guess, that a courtesy flag would go above your own countries flag.

paul323 03-06-2013 01:07 PM

Re: Courtesy Flags
On the subject of flags...scenario: a British captain in an American boat. Where should the Red Ensign be flown? I think half way up the backstay is acceptable, as is the starboard spreader (above the club burgee). Clearly off the flagpole would be unacceptable. Thoughts?

brusi 03-06-2013 01:11 PM

Re: Courtesy Flags
Thank you all for your replies, but there is NO rigging on F32, NO spreaders either!
So question remains ....... ? B

brusi 03-06-2013 01:19 PM

Re: Courtesy Flags
You fly your country flag at the stern of the boat.

jackdale 03-06-2013 01:20 PM

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