Re: Flag etiquette

Peter Forbes

Dear Joerg,

Yes on Carango [Amel 54] I flew the ensign at the stern (but not on open Ocean) only anchored or on coastal sailing. And the Burgee on a huge in my case 1.5 meter pole which took the burgee above all others antennas and the like on top of the main mast. I never put the ensign at the top of the mizzen mast but the rules say you can.

Good luck - not sure what USA yachts do. 

Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory
DT11 8DE

On 19 Jun 2019, at 15:19, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Very helpful, Peter.  So at anchor I must carry the ensign in the standard position for any Amel: at the aft rail.  But while underway, I can carry it either in the same position or, alternatively, at the top of the mizzen mast if the standard position is "impractical".  That's certainly what we always did on my family's ketch many moons ago.  dThat gets it out of the way of the solar panels and out of earshot.  Now if only the US Power Squadron would agree with those rules - mine is a US flagged vessel after all.   :<).   Additional problem is all those antennas at the top of the mizzen mast - I don't want the flag to get into the way of those.  Hence my question whether anyone has done it and what the mechanics look like.  Do you need a very long pigstick?  

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