Bayview Yacht Club – Toledo

Although these two flags share the colors red and white, their design denotes separate meanings. 

U – UNIFORM, shown by the checkered pattern warns a vessel that they are headed into danger. This can be a warning for a shoal, rocks, or even a storm. 

H- HOTEL is a square flag split in half with the red on the right hand side. It notifies other vessels and crew, when near, that a pilot is on board. This flag is used when non-native vessels enter a foreign port. When the two are used together they relay a question asking to be led into port.

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