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Old 11-24-2008, 01:20 PM   #15
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For me it could mean the number one virtual yacht club on the web.........

Fremantle Sailing Club is a white orb on a dark blue field and I am still unsure why they chose that.

And indeed some might say their members are flying Number two.

But it is a burgee flown with pride by thousands of members. And one I've seen hanging in many other clubs where it's been presented and accepted with pride.

So if artwork, distribution and costs are whats stopping us flying a burgee, does it not make sense to take a leaf out of other more established clubs books? I personally dislike burgees that have words or initial on them - much better in my view if they are clear and distinctive. A red orb on a white field is not to my knowledge used yet by any other yacht club - and in that respect it is unique.

Case presented. It is only an idea which I hope has sufficient going for it to be adopted. No anxst on my part if its not.

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:07 PM   #16
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An alternative could be to design a burgee that is easily made by our members themselves. Let's face it, making a Brazilian flag might prove a bit of a headache but a simple burgess should be within the capabilities of most cruisers. We could even start with a standard code flag, say flag B or X but not a more complex one such as W, and add an appropriate symbol. The template for the symbol could be made available here and all the individual member would need to do would be to scale it up or down as apropriate, pin it to bunting of the right colour and cut it out before sewing it to the code flag.

I suggest second substitute, as blue and white are our colours, and adding the letters CL, in white close to the hoist.

What does the team think?

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:19 PM   #17
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So, a Number one flag is very cheap.

A blue waterproof marker is dirt cheap (you probably have one aboard). Or, a small pot of blue waterproof fabric paint.

A suggestion - to change it (easily) from the official nautical No 1 flag:

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No longer the Nautical number one but now - "CruiserLog, The number one Virtual Yacht Club"

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Old 11-24-2008, 04:34 PM   #18
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Brilliant.

You've one vote from me.

Unique, no 1, simple classic design. Ticks all my boxes.

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Red Ball on White Backround ? Why choose a a flag that may be taken to show Japanese connections on the boat ?
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:46 PM   #20
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Red Ball on White Backround ? Why choose a a flag that may be taken to show Japanese connections on the boat ?
Serious?

On that basis maybe we should all stop using this little chappie -

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Old 12-06-2008, 11:48 AM   #21
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One small mod which might be worth considering - to make the pointy end of the blue section go to the middle of the red ball?

This means the red section is no longer a ball but rather a stylised 'C'. Very retro. No oriental worries. Again - simple and unique.

What does everyone think?

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This means the red section is no longer a ball but rather a stylised 'C'.
Brilliant!!

I'll work on an image over the week-end (we have visitors - cruisers we met in SE Asia).
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Imagine the reverse.

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It is neat but ímho too close to the UK's Cruising Association burgee. People might think we are just an offshoot of them.

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Burgee No 11

The easiest of all to make.

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Burgee No 11

The easiest of all to make.

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Any good?
Does the elongation change it from a burgee to a pennant ?
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Is Nr 1 not normally a pennant?
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True, however the one depicted appears very long horizontally which makes it a real pennant as opposed to a race code flag.

However, is the search not for house burgee , which are normally triangular?
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