Re: Flag Display
Thanks for the link to the photo! As NAVA1974 stated, it looks like the Yacht Club is doing it correctly. The US flag is not actually flying from a yardarm, but from the gaff, which is the spar that is fitted to the aft side of a mast (or flagpole, in this case), and is angled upward rather than horizontal. A ship typically flies the ensign from the gaff when underway, and from a pole on the stern when in port or at anchor. This yacht club, like many others, has a flagpole that is fitted out like a ship's mast, and they follow nautical protocol.
The yardarm is the horizontal spar that's at right angles to the centerline of the ship. It's used for flying signal and rank flags, etc. (Technically, the spar itself is the "yard" and the ends of the yard are "yardarms", but nowdays it seems to be common to call the whole thing a yardarm.)
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