CLIVE PARRY says:
March 29 2021 at 8:34 am
When sailing, I have flown an EU flag instead of a Red Ensign for the 3 years. Seems to get a better reception.
March 29 2021 at 9:43 am
So you happily fly the EU flag without protest yet you moan when others fly the Union Jack? What hypocrisy
Richard Murphy says:
March 29 2021 at 10:24 am
You do realise that a yacht has to be flagged, I presume?
Atcherly, some do know that:
The most senior position for a flag on a vessel is reserved for the Ensign – this is as close to the stern of the vessel as possible. The Ensign shows the country of registry of the vessel and indicates its nationality. A UK flagged vessel must wear her ensign as required by the Merchant Shipping Act, which includes when entering or leaving a foreign port and on demand. It is recommended that the ensign is worn at all times in daylight, especially when near to or in sight of land or another vessel. A UK registered vessel should wear the national maritime flag, the Red Ensign, unless entitled to wear a special Ensign. Wearing anything other than an authorised Ensign is a violation of British and International Law.
The EU flag don’t qualify…..