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Blue ensign

One of the many benefits of membership of the Royal Dorset Yacht Club is that members can apply for a permit to wear a Blue Ensign on their boat.


The Royal Dorset Yacht Club is proud to be one of the few ‘Royal’ clubs whose members may be granted a permit to hoist an un-defaced Blue Ensign at the stern of their vessel.  The warrant that allows the Club to grant permits dates back to the foundation of the Club in 1875.


The permit is issued subject to a number of conditions.  See link for details.


If you would like to wear a Blue Ensign, please contact us for an application form for a permit.


Club burgees and Blue Ensigns are available from the club.

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