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What is a Burgee?

Every Yacht Club has their own unique Burgee that identifies their mambers's boats.
According to Chapman Piloting, "A burgee is a triangular, rectangular or swallowtailed flag denoting club or squadron membership."

The etiquette on how to fly your Burgee depends on your type vessel.
Modern sailing vessels fly the Burgee from a lanyard under the starboard wyc burgeespreader on the mast, and older sailing vessels fly the Burgee from the main masthead.
Power boats fly the Burgee off a short staff on the bow.


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