FLAG COUNTRY ZONE 1 ZONE 2 PARENTAGE/INFORMATION PRICE ADD TO CART
Aland Islands Baltic Sea Finland / Gulf of Bothnia £ 14.40
Albania Mediterranean £ 9.60
Alderney English Channel British Crown Dependency / Channel Islands £ 12.80
Algeria Mediterranean £ 8.00
Anguilla Caribbean North Atlantic British Overseas Territory / Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles £ 11.20
Antigua Caribbean North Atlantic £ 11.20
Argentina South Atlantic £ 12.80
Aruba Caribbean Netherlands / Leeward, Lesser Antilles £ 12.80
Ascension Island South Atlantic British Overseas Territory / part of Saint Helena £ 16.00
Austral Islands South Pacific France / part of French Polynesia £ 16.00
Australia South Pacific South Atlantic £ 11.20
Austria Europe £ 6.40
Azores North Atlantic Portugal / Mid North Atlantic £ 14.40
Bahamas Caribbean North Atlantic Independent Commonwealth Realm / £ 9.60
Bahamas alternative Caribbean North Atlantic Independent Commonwealth Realm / £ 14.40
Balearics Mediterranean Spain / Balearic Sea £ 14.40
Barbados Caribbean North Atlantic Independent Commonwealth Realm / Windward Islands £ 9.60
Basque North Atlantic Spain / Bay of Biscay £ 12.80
Belgium English Channel North Sea £ 6.40
Belize Caribbean £ 14.40
Bequia Caribbean North Atlantic St Vincent and the Grenadines / Windward Islands £ 16.00
Bermuda North Atlantic British Overseas Territory / £ 14.40
Bonaire Caribbean Netherlands / Leeward, Lesser Antilles £ 14.40
Bosnia Mediterranean £ 11.20
Brazil South Atlantic £ 11.20
Breton English Channel France / £ 6.40
British Indian Ocean Territory Indian Ocean British Overseas Territory / comprises the Chagos Archipelago £ 16.00
British Virgin Islands Caribbean North Atlantic £ 14.40
Brunei South East Asia £ 16.00
Bulgaria Black Sea £ 6.40
Cambodia South East Asia £ 16.00
Canada North Atlantic North Pacific £ 8.00
Canary Islands North Atlantic Spain / £ 6.40
Cape Verde North Atlantic Portugal / £ 11.20
Catalonia Mediterranean Spain / Balearic Sea £ 9.60
Cayman Islands Caribbean British Overseas Territory / Greater Antilles £ 14.40
Chile South Pacific £ 9.60
China South East Asia North Pacific £ 9.60
Christmas Island Indian Ocean Australia / £ 16.00
Cocos Keeling Indian Ocean Australia / £ 14.40
Columbia Caribbean North Pacific £ 6.40
Cook Islands South Pacific New Zealand / Polynesia £ 12.80
Cornwall English Channel North Atlantic United Kingdom / £ 8.00
Corsica Mediterranean France / £ 8.00
Costa Rica Caribbean North Pacific £ 14.40
Croatia Mediterranean £ 9.60
Cuba Caribbean North Atlantic £ 9.60
Curacao Caribbean Netherlands / Leeward, Lesser Antilles £ 11.20
Cyprus Mediterranean £ 8.00
Denmark North Sea Baltic Sea £ 6.40
Devon English Channel United Kingdom / Bristol Channel £ 9.60
Dominica Caribbean North Atlantic £ 14.40
Dominican Republic Caribbean North Atlantic £ 14.40
Dorset English Channel United Kingdom / £ 9.60
East Timor Indian Ocean £ 16.00
Easter Island South Pacific Chile / Polynesia £ 16.00
Ecuador South Pacific North Pacific £ 14.40
Egypt Mediterranean £ 9.60
Estonia Baltic Sea £ 6.40
Faroe Islands North Atlantic Denmark / Norwegian Sea £ 9.60
Fiji South Pacific £ 14.40
Finland Baltic Sea £ 6.40
France English Channel North Atlantic £ 6.40
French Polynesia South Pacific France / Polynesia £ 14.40
Galapagos South Pacific Ecuador / £ 6.40
Gambier Islands South Pacific France / part of French Polynesia £ 16.00
Georgia Black Sea £ 11.20
Germany North Sea Baltic Sea £ 6.40
Gibraltar Mediterranean North Atlantic British Overseas Territory / Alboran Sea £ 12.80
Greece Mediterranean £ 6.40
Grenada Caribbean North Atlantic £ 11.20
Guadeloupe Caribbean North Atlantic France / Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles £ 14.40
Guam North Pacific USA / Mariana Islands, Micronesia £ 14.40
Guernsey English Channel British Crown Dependency / Channel Islands £ 12.80
Guernsey red ensign English Channel British Crown Dependency / Channel Islands £ 14.40
Guyana North Atlantic £ 14.40
Haiti Caribbean North Atlantic £ 6.40
Hawaii North Pacific USA / Polynesia £ 16.00
Honduras North Pacific Caribbean £ 11.20
Hong Kong North Pacific China / China Sea £ 9.60
Iceland North Atlantic £ 8.00
Indonesia South East Asia £ 6.40
Ireland North Atlantic £ 6.40
Isle of Man North Atlantic British Crown Dependency / Irish Sea £ 11.20
Isles of Scilly English Channel North Atlantic United Kingdom / £ 16.00
Israel Mediterranean £ 11.20
Italy Mediterranean £ 6.40
Jamaica Caribbean £ 9.60
Japan North Pacific £ 8.00
Jersey English Channel British Crown Dependency / Channel Islands £ 12.80
Jersey red ensign English Channel British Crown Dependency / Channel Islands £ 14.40
Kiribati North Pacific South Pacific £ 14.40
Latvia Baltic Sea £ 6.40
Lebanon Mediterranean £ 11.20
Lithuania Baltic Sea £ 6.40
Madagascar Indian Ocean £ 6.40
Madeira North Atlantic Portugal / £ 11.20
Malaysia South East Asia Indian Ocean £ 14.40
Maldives Indian Ocean £ 12.80
Malta Mediterranean £ 9.60
Marquesas Islands South Pacific France / part of French Polynesia £ 14.40
Marshall Islands North Pacific USA / Micronesia £ 14.40
Martinique Caribbean North Atlantic France / £ 14.40
Mauritius Indian Ocean £ 9.60
Mexico North Pacific £ 14.40
Micronesia North Pacific South Pacific £ 11.20
Monaco Mediterranean £ 6.40
Montenegro Mediterranean £ 11.20
Montserrat Caribbean North Atlantic British Overseas Territory / Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles £ 14.40
Morocco North Atlantic Mediterranean £ 8.00
Nauru South Pacific £ 16.00
Netherlands North Sea £ 6.40
Netherlands Antilles Caribbean North Atlantic Netherlands / Leeward Islands, Leeward Antilles £ 12.80
New Caledonia South Pacific France / Coral Sea, Melanesia £ 16.00
New Zealand South Pacific £ 11.20
Nicaragua North Pacific Caribbean £ 14.40
Niue South Pacific New Zealand / Polynesia £ 16.00
Norfolk Island South Pacific Australia / Coral, Tasman Sea, Polynesia £ 12.80
Normandy English Channel France / £ 12.80
Northern Ireland North Atlantic United Kingdom / Irish Sea £ 16.00
Northern Mariana Islands North Pacific USA / Micronesia £ 16.00
Norway North Sea £ 6.40
Palau North Pacific £ 12.80
Panama North Pacific Caribbean £ 11.20
Papua New Guinea South Pacific £ 14.40
Peru South Pacific £ 14.40
Philippines North Pacific £ 11.20
Pitcairn Island South Pacific British Overseas Territory / Polynesia £ 16.00
Poland Baltic Sea £ 6.40
Portugal North Atlantic £ 11.20
Puerto Rico Caribbean North Atlantic USA / Greater Antilles £ 11.20
Romania Black Sea £ 6.40
Russia North Pacific £ 6.40
Saba Caribbean North Atlantic Netherlands / Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles £ 16.00
Saint Andrew North Atlantic North Sea United Kingdom / £ 8.00
Saint Barthelemy Caribbean North Atlantic France / Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles £ 16.00
Saint George English Channel North Sea United Kingdom / £ 8.00
Saint Helena South Atlantic British Overseas Territory / includes Ascension island £ 16.00
Saint Kitts-Nevis Caribbean North Atlantic Commonwealth Realm / Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles £ 11.20
Saint Lucia Caribbean North Atlantic £ 9.60
Saint Martin Caribbean North Atlantic France / Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles £ 11.20
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean North Atlantic £ 9.60
Samoa South Pacific £ 12.80
Sark English Channel British Crown Dependency / Channel Islands £ 16.00
Scottish Lion North Atlantic North Sea United Kingdom / £ 12.80
Senegal North Atlantic £ 9.60
Singapore South East Asia £ 11.20
Sint Eustatius Caribbean North Atlantic Netherlands / Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles £ 16.00
Sint Maarten Caribbean North Atlantic Netherlands / Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles £ 14.40
Slovenia Mediterranean £ 11.20
Society Islands South Pacific France / part of French Polynesia £ 16.00
Solomon Islands South Pacific £ 16.00
South Africa South Atlantic Indian Ocean £ 11.20
Spain with crest North Atlantic Mediterranean £ 11.20
Spain without crest North Atlantic Mediterranean £ 6.40
Suriname North Atlantic £ 11.20
Sweden Baltic Sea £ 6.40
Switzerland Europe £ 8.00
Thailand South East Asia £ 9.60
Tokelau South Pacific £ 16.00
Tonga South Pacific £ 9.60
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean North Atlantic £ 9.60
Tuamotu Archipelago South Pacific France / part of French Polynesia £ 16.00
Tunisia Mediterranean £ 8.00
Turkey Mediterranean Black Sea £ 6.40
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean North Atlantic British Overseas Territory / £ 14.40
Tuvalu South Pacific British Commonwealth / Polynesia £ 14.40
Ukraine Black Sea £ 6.40
Uruguay South Atlantic £ 14.40
US Samoa South Pacific USA / Polynesia £ 14.40
US Virgin Islands Caribbean North Atlantic USA / Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles £ 14.40
USA North Atlantic North Pacific £ 8.00
Vanuatu South Pacific £ 14.40
Venezuela Caribbean North Atlantic £ 9.60
Vietnam South East Asia £ 9.60
Vietnam (South) South East Asia Vietnam / South China Sea £ 16.00
Welsh Dragon North Atlantic United Kingdom / Irish Sea £ 12.80

Courtesy Flags

Jimmy Green Half Yard Courtesy Flags manufactured in Italy from top quality woven 100% polyester bunting, with screen printed patterns and motifs
N.B. not the shiny cheap fabric

£ 14.40 VAT incl.

£ 18.00

-20%

Jimmy Green Courtesy Flags are 45cm x 30cm (Half Yard) with the patterns and motifs screen printed on top quality 100% polyester woven bunting, not the shiny cheaper fabric.

  • Half yard size (traditional diagonal measurement) is nominal and may vary slightly due to the nature of the production/sewing process.  
  • Screen printed on one piece of flag fabric
  • Excellent definition/detail on motifs, crests and emblems
  • 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)

179 different Courtesy Flags in stock and we will add more if there is any demand.

We are very happy to receive any feedback on local reaction to our courtesy flags.

You can filter the flags by Ocean or Sea (Zone).
Some Flags may appear in more than one zone e.g. Spain = North Atlantic and Mediterranean.

You can also filter the flags by their parentage where applicable e.g.
The Netherlands or Netherlands Antilles Courtesy Flag may cover St. Maarten, Statia (St. Eustatius), Saba, and Bonaire.
However, the feel good factor when you make land will more than make up for the extra price of the individual flags :-)
 
There is also additional local geographical information to help your search.

Where there are different options on courtesy flags we list them separately and any first hand feedback is always welcome e.g. Bermuda is normally red but is very welcome in blue.

Foreign Yachts should fly the red ensign as a courtesy flag when visiting the UK (not a Union Jack) and may also fly the red ensign for some associated British islands, dominions and territories without causing offence.

Courtesy Flag Etiquette

As a gesture of courtesy, yachts should fly the appropriate foreign national courtesy flag when they enter and sail in their waters.

There are no universal rules governing courtesy flag etiquette.
Officials interpret the rules differently from country to country, region to region, island to island or even port to port.
Failing to fly a courtesy flag or flying a courtesy flag improperly may only be considered impolite in some places but in others where it is enforced by local law, officials go as far as impounding passports or imposing fines until the proper flag (which may only be available to purchase locally at great expense) is flying on board.
Flying an undersized, faded or tatty courtesy flag may be considered worse than having no courtesy flag at all in some places.
If you are in any doubt, the best thing to do is observe other yachts from your country and even ask them for guidance.

Traditionally and logically, you should not fly a courtesy flag until your vessel is properly cleared by customs and immigration.
Until clearance is complete, you should only fly the yellow Q (quarantine) flag.
This is because you have not officially entered the new country until you are cleared through customs.
However, it is common practice, and generally speaking, courteously accepted in many countries, to hoist the courtesy flag above the Q flag in anticipation of clearing customs and immigration. 

On a yacht without any mast, the courtesy flag (or Q) should be flown at the bow.
On a mast with spreaders, the courtesy flag (or Q) should be flown at the starboard spreader.

In recent years yacht owners have been a little more adventurous in their approach to courtesy flag etiquette especially in relation to individual islands, Crown Dependencies and regions within a country including county flags in the UK.
If you are flying the local flag in the right spirit i.e. as a matter of courtesy then you are unlikely to cause offence.
In fact, it is positively welcomed in some independently minded islands and regions as a token of respect to their provincial pride.
Some locals may be particular whether it is the correct maritime ensign or the land flag but in general it is the effort made to be courteous which is important.

A burgee should take the next most senior position on a yacht which is at the main masthead.
Only one burgee should be flown on a yacht.
Burgees are now commonly flown at the starboard spreaders but this is not correct and creates a dilemmma when you wish to fly a courtesy flag because a burgee should not be flown above or below a national courtesy flag on the same halyard.
Therefore if you choose to fly your burgee at the starboard spreader you will have a dilemma in foreign waters.
This could be avoided by reeving a second flag halyard to the starboard spreader but is not strictly following flag etiquette.

It may be considered polite or even proper to fly a regional or island courtesy flag e.g. in the Channel Isles there are individual courtesy flags for each island.

There is nothing wrong with endearing yourself to the local sailors, fishermen and officialsIt's also entering into the spirit of the 'courtesy' tradition

If the region or island flag is in foreign waters then it should be flown below the National Courtesy flag e.g. Britany under France.
There may be some local exceptions to this rule e.g. Display Azores flag over Portugal flag, Canary Isles over Spain, Madeira over Portugal, Galapagos over Ecuador.
We advise you to seek local advice.

If the yacht has more than one mast, the courtesy flag should be flown from the starboard spreader of the forward mast.

N.B. Only your own ensign/national flag should be flown from the stern of a yacht.

If you want to fly your regional or county flag or even your cruising club flag e.g. Cornwall, Devon, the ARC World Cruising Club then it's probably best to hoist these on the port spreader to avoid any confusion with your courtesy flag(s). This is becoming much more prevalent, is generally done in good spirit, and as such, should hopefully not cause offence.