Signal Code Flags

Signal Code Flags

Jimmy Green Signal Code Flags, 12"x 8" or 1/2 yard nominal size, from top quality UV resistant (for reduced fading) 100% woven polyester bunting.
Printed polyester code flags are lighter size for size than traditional sewn...

Jimmy Green Signal Code Flags, 12"x 8" or 1/2 yard nominal size, from top quality UV resistant (for reduced fading) 100% woven polyester bunting.
Printed polyester code flags are lighter size for size than traditional sewn flags and will therefore fly better in a light breeze.

Jimmy Green signal code flags are screen printed on 100% woven polyester bunting in our supply partner's modern factory in Italy:

Printed: made in Italy Made in Italy

Jimmy Green Signal Code Flag Facts and Features:
  • 12"x8" or 1/2 yard nominal size
  • Not produced from the shiny, cheap fabric
  • Screen printed on one piece of flag fabric
  • Top quality UV resistant 100% polyester woven bunting
  • Colourfast and fade resistant
  • Hoist reinforced with special flag webbing tape
  • Braided line sewn into the integral hoist tape creating a loop at the top and a tail at the bottom as per the photos
  • Finished with twin stitched hems (outside edges
  • Available individually or as a complete set in a stowage wallet
Jimmy Green Committee Boat flags are produced in house from 100% polyester - woven bunting, thread, hoist tape, hoist loop and tail - by the Jimmy Green Sewing Team

Signal Code Flag Meaning

A - Diver below (when stationary); I am undergoing a speed trial
B - I am taking on or discharging explosives
C - Yes (affirmative)
D - Keep clear of me, I am manoevering with difficulty
E - I am altering my course to starboard
F - I am disabled, communicate with me
G - I require a pilot
H - I have a pilot on board
I - I am altering my course to port
J - I am going to send a message by semaphore
K - You should stop your vessel instantly
L - You should stop, I have something important to communicate
M - I have a doctor on board
N - No (negative)
O - Man overboard
P - The Blue Peter - all aboard, vessel is about to proceed sea. (At sea) your lights are out or burning badly
Q - My vessel is healthy and I request free practique
R - the way is off my ship. You may feel you way past me
S - My engines are going full speed astern
T - Do not pass ahead of me
U - You are standing into danger
V - I require assistance (not distress)
W - I require medical assistance
X - Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals
Y - I am carrying mail
Z - To be used to address or call shore stations

Signal Flags are also used for signalling to competitors during dinghy and yacht racing e.g.

B = protest
C = position of next mark has been changed
D = don't launch/follow this rib
I - round the ends
L - change to SIs or other amendment
M = there is a mark missing
N - abandon
O = rule 42 is waived
P - preparatory
R = rule 42 is restored
S = shortened course
U = one step less stringent than a black flag, allows boats back in after a general recall or abandonment
X = individual recall
Y - lifejackets must be worn
Z = 20% scoring penalty
Answer = Postponement
1st Substitute = General Recall