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Yacht Officers' flags (U.S.)

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Here are some of the more common yacht club officer flags. Since most of the ones I sell are the small 12"x18" size, I have used the ratio 2:3.
Rick Wyatt, 1 January 1999


Yacht Commodore

[U.S. Yacht Commodore flag] image by Rick Wyatt, 1 January 1999


Yacht Vice Commodore

[U.S. Yacht Vice Commodore flag] image by Rick Wyatt, 1 January 1999


Yacht Rear Commodore

[U.S. Yacht Rear Commodore flag] image by Rick Wyatt, 1 January 1999


Yacht Past Commodore

[U.S. Yacht Past Commodore flag] image by Rick Wyatt, 1 January 1999


Yacht Fleet Captain

[U.S. Yacht Fleet Captain flag] image by Rick Wyatt, 1 January 1999


Honorary Commodore

[U.S. Yacht Fleet Honorary Commodore] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 14 October 2009


Commodore Emeritus

[U.S. Yacht Fleet Commodore Emeritus] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 14 October 2009


Other positions

A book with illustrations of alternative Yacht Club Officers Flags is:
Collier, J.R., Capt, USN (Ret.), Yachting Signal Book, Cornell Maritime Press, Centerville, MD, 1985. pp. 118.

On p. 105 He illustrates the following:

Fleet Secretary = Blue flag with a single white quill. point down in lower hoist;
Fleet Treasurer = Blue Flag with white acorn
Fleet Steward = Blue Flag with a white three legged cooking pot;
Fleet Computerman = White Broad Pennant with a blue "Pi";
Fleet Measurer = Blue flag with a white "Pi";
Fleet Boatswain= Blue flag with crossed fouled anchors
Fleet Gunner = Blue Flag with white flaming grenade
Fleet Purser = Blue Flag with crossed keys
Fleet Navigator = Blue flag with white sextant
Fleet Chaplain, Christian = Blue Flag with white Latin Cross
Fleet Chaplain, Jewish = Blue flag with white tablets of Moses

Jim Ferrigan, 4 November 2009