CORRECT FLAG ETIQUETTE AFTER 30 JUNE 1997
as proposed by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
- Club vessels and Hong Kong registered yachts shall wear the PRC national flag (not the HK SAR flat) as their ensign.
- Foreign registered yachts should continue to wear, as their ensign, the national flag of their port of registry with a PRC national courtesy flag of their port of registry with a PRC national courtesy flag flown from the starboard yardarm when sailing in Chinese waters (which includes the HK SAR).
- Individual members in possession of an Admiralty Warrant are entitled to wear the Defaced Blue Esign and may continue to do so.
- Club burgees should be flown from the masthead, or starboard yardarm, of all vessels at sea.
- The General Committee has decided that it would be inappropriate to fly the Defaced Blue Ensign ashore after 30 June 1997. The Club is therefore designing a House Flag with as little change as possible, to replace the Defaced Blue Ensign. This House flag will be flown from the Mainmast gaff at the Clubhouse with the Club burgee flown from the masthead.
Hong Kong Observatory