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Old 08 October 2015, 16:23   #1
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Which side ensign?

So. New rib, ensign on the left or the right..? I believe convention is starboard?
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Old 08 October 2015, 16:30   #2
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Ah yes, certainly on the stern, but which side on the transom?
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You've got me there as most boats nowadays favour centre I think I really don't see a lot to starboard. Hope you find the correct answer


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Ah yes, certainly on the stern, but which side on the transom?
Starboard. :thumbup:
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Flag Etiquette | Regulations | Information & Advice | RYA

Hilarious reading:
"More than one flag may be flown on a halyard except that flag etiquette states that no flag can be above the burgee on the same halyard and no flag can be worn above the courtesy flag. If you fly a burgee at the starboard spreaders and are sailing in the territorial waters of another country this presents something of a dilemma, particularly if you must fly a burgee to match a special Ensign. Unless the burgee is in its traditional position at the masthead, you risk flouting one or another element of flag etiquette. How you choose to resolve this is a matter of choice."

I know how I'd solve THAT dilemma!
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Thanks for the words of advice. The RYA pamphlet does not mention port or starboard; just as aft as possible.

Job done - electrics on the starboard for pole light, so ensign will go on the port side.

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I always fly ensign on port and any courtesy (or Q flag) on starboard: see the photo at the top of the page (which was taken while we were crossing Baie de la Seine with French courtesy flag showing on the right. Ensign is on the left.). I recall that the original reason for my flag positioning was the result of research undertaken - but so long ago now that I can't remember where I got the information from!
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I fly mine on the port side. Makes me come across all Jack Hawkins when I see it flapping!
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I fly mine on the port side. Makes me come across all Jack Hawkins when I see it flapping!
That's got to be a good enough reason for ANYONE!
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