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- What are club flags for? -
The origin of the name pennant can be traced back to the Middle Ages, where banners were always carried in front of the troop leader or ruler as a sign of their presence. In civilian life, the term pennant takes on a similar meaning. Here too, these are small, mostly triangular flags that are used for decorative purposes or as club symbols (sports clubs).
The burgee belongs on the main masthead. Alternatively, it may also be installed as a jack flag or at the top under the port spreader. In order to avoid confusion with signal flags, the burgee must be lowered while boating. In general, only one burgee should be installed and the same blows 24 hours - day and night! If you are a member of more than one club, choose the burgee of your favourite club when you are boating. You should, of course, choose the local burgee at the club harbour, and in a foreign harbour the burgee of the oldest local club of which you are a member.
Ships too can be decorated for festive occasions, and for this purpose ships are dressed with flags. Here, a distinction is made between small and large flag dressing: "Small" includes the rear flag, the jack flag (jack) as well as the national flag on each masthead. In addition, for large flag dressing, a chain of signal flags is stretched from the bow over the mastheads to the stern. The flags are attached to flag ropes and mast stays. In terms of order, letter flags and number pennants are alternated.
In addition to country flags and host country flags, SVB's online shop carries a practical signal flag set which is fully equipped with letters from A to Z, numbers from 1 to 10 and auxiliary stands.
Your club needs individual burgees? Call or send your request to Clubstander@svb.de