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Royal Solent Yacht Club (United Kingdom)

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[Royal Solent Yacht Club] image by Clay Moss, 1 March 2008

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Flag of Royal Solent Yacht Club

The Royal Solent Yacht Club, who have their web site at, list in the Rules of the Club, as amended at the General Meeting held on 21st April 2012:

"4. Burgee and Ensign
4.1 The Club burgee shall be blue, with device of the Galley of Yarmouth in yellow, the mainmast of the Galley being surmounted by the Imperial Crown.
4.2 The privileged Ensign of the Club is the undefaced Blue Ensign which shall only be worn by Club Members in possession of a permit issued to him or her by the Club and in accordance with the regulations issued with the permit."

"6. Flag Officers
6.1 Flag Officers of the Club shall consist of a Commodore, Vice Commodore and two Rear Commodores. They shall fly broad pennants with the usual distinguishing marks of rank."

The "usual distinguishing marks of rank" for British yacht clubs would be:
- Commodore: Broad pennant version of the burgee.
- Vice-Commodore: Same pennant as for the Commodore, with a white or black ball in the upper corner.
- Rear Commodore: Same pennant as for the Vice-Commodore, but with a second ball flyward next to the first. The choice of ball colour in this is made by the club, usual for reasons of contrast; it's not free to make for the individual.

This documents the five flags in use by the RSYC. The website does show the burgee, but not in a version that shows the Galley clear enough to draw.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 11 April 2013