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TOPIC: Flag etiquette on a small motor cruiser in France

Flag etiquette on a small motor cruiser in France 27 Nov 2019 23:40 #111754

This cruisers skipper has a wooden jackstaff on which the Admiral's bunting flies: the WOBS flag.
I also have two 24" SS clamp-on flagstaffs that are clamped to the pulpit rails, courtesy flag to st'bd and club flags to port.
I've also been known to fly association flags, EG Marrekrite, at the stern from the aft edge of the bimini.

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Nigel Crompton
Meander in Belgium

Flag etiquette on a small motor cruiser in France 27 Nov 2019 09:14 #111731

Your questions should be answered by the DBA Knowledgebase page Crusing / Flags which draws information relevant to barges from many sources (including those mentioned).

The only serious rule is that the ensign should match the boat's registration. You can do much as you like with the rest. However, too many flags blocking the helpman's view may be a problem with what you suggest. While travelling I suggest just the AU flag on a Jackstaff to announce yourself (and indicate the wind). If the staff is long enough you gould add the DBA burgee below it to greet other members. I would save the other flags for moorings.

Pete
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Flag etiquette on a small motor cruiser in France 27 Nov 2019 08:10 #111728

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Flag etiquette on a small motor cruiser in France 27 Nov 2019 06:11 #111727

Hi Stuart,

Welcome to the world of boat ownership, or money pit as it is often known.

My site has some information here you might find useful: www.bargehandling.com/Bargehandling.com/BARGE_HANDLING_BLOG/Entries/2016/12/12_Flags.html and the DBA Knowledge Base probably discusses it too.

Tam
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Flag etiquette on a small motor cruiser in France 27 Nov 2019 03:33 #111726

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I have recently bought a small motor cruiser ("Papillon"), currently at Briare. She does not have a mast, but there is a socket for a jackstaff at the bow. I would like to dress her correctly and respectfully with flags, and would not want to cause offence to other users of the canals. Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated!

She is French registered and will be used in France, so I will fly the French ensign at the stern, and there is no need for a courtesy flag.

I plan to make up a small jackstaff with a cross tree for the bow, and ideally would like to fly:

The Australian ensign, as I am an Australian citizen
The DBA pennant
The pennant of les amis du Canal du Nivenais
The pennant of my Aussie Yacht club.

Is it acceptable to fly multiple flags from a jackstaff? I notice that commercials often have a mast with cross trees at the bow.

If it is not acceptable, I imagine that I would only fly the Aussie ensign at the bow.

Assuming it is, what should be the correct order from extreme starboard to extreme port on the cross trees, assuming that all 4 flags are flown there? Alternatively, could the senior flag (would that be the Aussie Ensign?) be flown from the truck of the jackstaff with the other 3 flags lower, on the cross trees? And if that is acceptable, again, what should be the order?

Many thanks for your advice

Stuart

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