Reeds Maritime Flag Handbook 3rd edition: The Comprehensive Pocket Guide (Paperback)
Anyone going to sea needs an understanding of maritime flags, and this handy book is the perfect pocket-sized reference.
Concise but comprehensive, it includes:
- National maritime flags
- Special ensigns, jacks, burgees, official and defence flags, and code flags
- Yacht club burgees
- Signal flags (including naval codes, distress signals and racing codes)
- Flag etiquette and usage (from positions to salutes to timing and more)
Expanded and updated for its third edition, the book now includes masthead burgees, as well as new advice on changing rules in European waters and beyond, and more information on the use of and etiquette surrounding local, regional and other unofficial flags.
If you have ever put to sea wondering about the different types of flag, how they are made up, and the dos and don'ts as well as traditions and myths of flying flags then this will be both a fascinating read and a useful on-board guide.
“A great little guide... Reeds Maritime Flag Handbook makes for fascinating reading and would serve as a handy reference on the bridge of any vessel.” —Nautilus Telegraph
“A cheerful and colourful little book intended to provide crews of yachts, motorboats and other small craft, with a ready reference.” —Nautical Magazine
“A concise useful reference tool to have to hand when cruising.” —Gaffers Log
“There is a difference, for instance, between the use of flags on land, and on sea. Curious? Well, read the book! ... It is a comprehensive little reference book; very useful to have aboard.” —Sailing Magazine