FORE  &  AFT  MARINE

Flag Rules

Recommended Yacht Size Flags
POWERBOAT

Length of Boat Size of Private Signal & Club Signal Size of Yacht Ensign
Under 20 feet
20 feet
25 feet
30 feet
35 feet
40 feet
45 feet
50 feet
55 feet
60 feet
70 feet
80 feet
90 feet
100 feet
8" x 12"
10" x 15"
10" x 15"
12" x 18"
12" x 18"
14" x 21"
14" x 21"
16" x 24"
16" x 24"
20" x 30"
20" x 30"
24" x 36"
24" x 36"
30" x 48"

12" x 18"
12" x 18"
16" x 24"
16" x 24"
24" x 26"
24" x 36"
24" x 36"
2 1/2' x 4'
2 1/2' x 4'
2 1/2' x 4'
3'x 5'
3'x 5'
4'x 6'
4'x 6'

SAILBOAT

20 feet
25 feet
30 feet
35 feet
40 feet
45 feet
50 feet
60 feet
70 feet
80 feet
90 feet
100 feet

10" x 15"
10" x 15"
12" x 18"
14" x 21"
14" x 21"
16" x 24"
20" x 30"
20" x 30"
24" x 36"
24" x 36"
30" x 48"
30" x 48"

16" x 24"
16" x 24"
24" x 36"
24" x 36"
24" x 36"
2 1/2' x 4'
2 1/2' x 4'
2 1/2' x 4'
3'x 5'
3'x 5'
4'x 6'
4'x 6'

FLAGS AND WHERE TO FLY THEM ON BOATS
Flag When Flown Motorboat bow & stern staffs only Motorboat bow/stern staffs and signal mast Motorboat two masts Sailing yacht one mast Sailing yacht two mast Sailing yacht more then two mast
U.S./Yacht/ USPS Ensign 8:00 AM to sundown Aft Aft Aft After peak Aftermost peak Aftermost peak
Club burgee 8:00 AM to sundown Bow Bow Foremast At the truck At the foremost truck At the foremost truck
Private signal 8:00 AM to sundown Not flown masthead Mainmast When under way at the truck At the aftermost truck At the main truck
Flag officer's flag day and night Not flown In place of private signal In place of private signal Instead of burgee at truck Instead of private signal Instead of private signal
U.S. Jack At anchor on Sun. & holidays 8:00 AM to sundown Not flown Not flown Bow or jack staff Not flown Jack staff Jack staff
Absent flag Daylight during absence of owner Not flown Starboard yardarm Starboard main yardarm Starboard spreader Starboard main spreader Starboard main spreader
Meal flag Daylight during meal hours when at anchor Not flown Starboard yardarm Starboard main yardarm Starboard spreader Starboard main spreader Starboard main
Guest flag Daylight when owner is absent but guests are on board Not flown Starboard yardarm Starboard main yardarm Starboard spreader Starboard main spreader Starboard main spreader
Bow pennant.
Fish, Fun flag, Skin Diver flag
8:00AM to sundown Bow Port yardarm Port forward yardarm Port spreader Foremost port spreader Foremost port spreader
 

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