The use of flags afloat, and in most maritime situations, is of interest and relevance to anyone going to sea, whether for commerce or pleasure.
This handy pocket-sized guide, now revised for its second edition, is the perfect on-board reference to the maritime flags of the world and their usage. It includes:
national maritime flags
yacht club burgees
flag etiquette and usage
Anyone who has 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 should find this a fascinating and useful handbook.