Yacht Club burgees
A burgee is a distinguishing flag of a recreational boating organization. Almost every Yacht Club has a unique Burgee (flag) that identifies their member's boats. The flag etiquette formalizes that modern sailing vessels fly the Burgee from a lanyard under the starboard spreader on the mast, while older sailing vessels fly the burgee from the main masthead. Power boats fly the Burgee off a short staff on the bow. The burge flag fly when the yacht is under way and at anchor (day and night) but not while racing.