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Slovakian yachting flag

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[Slovakian yachting flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 2 May 2007
adopted 13 Feb. 2006

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Slovakian offshore yachting flag

There must be some regulation regarding the privatly owned ships/boats of the Slovak register. They would be navigating the Danube, but I also would expect to find them on pleasure boats (yachts etc.) in the Adriatic Sea and elsewhere. I do remember seeing yachts and speed-boats bearing the Czech ensign on the Adriatic, and while I have not yet seen a Slovak one, I am sure that there should be one.
Željko Heimer, 18 Jan. 2003

Just such a yacht ensign is introduced/presented on these pages (English version available): "Slovakia has a new offshore yachting flag.  This flag has been approved and registered by the Heraldic Registry of Slovak Republic.  By approving a flag with a Slovak Republic state sign on it this flag has become an official flag of all Slovak yachtsmen.  The flag was designed as a club flag - but with a broader spectrum - a flag for all Slovaks.  This flag represents a Slovak national mainly on chartered vessels registered in other states.

State registration of the flag: W-94/2006 at the Ministry of Interior of Slovak Republic - Department of Heraldic Registry. The Heraldic Commission approved the design on 13 Feb. 2006

The flag is a lying triangle  The width ratio to the length is 2:3.  The height of the state sign is ý of the height of the flag.  The selvage of the flag is 1/100 of the length of the flag.  The blue colour of the flag is the same blue tone as the blue colour of the state flag.  The flag can be used in upright position whereas the state sign will also be upright."

As to "selvage" (selvedge), this is (quoting Hornby's Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 11th Impr. 1980, OUP) a noun meaning "edge of cloth woven so that threads do not unravel".  In this case, I suppose, the yellow border is meant.

Back to the pennant: the field is blue (having a narrow yellow border) and the state arms, thinly edged in yellow, are placed near the hoist.  This refers to the horizontal version; a vertical or hanging version has also been created.  Both are illustrated but protected (no coyping on the sly) and so is the photo on the first page (which when clicked runs off a video starring the horizontal pennant near Cape Horn):

However two jpgs (big!) have been prepared for printing.  Location of the horizontal pennant here and of the vertical one here.
Jan Mertens, 30 Mar 2007


Slovakian vertical yachting flag

[Slovakian vertical yachting flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 2 May 2007
adopted 13 Feb. 2006