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Here is the burgee of the Royal Akarana Y.C. , red on the upper hoist and
lower fly, blue on the upper fly and lower hoist, with a white cross of St.
George and a golden Naval Crown at the crosscenter.
Jose C. Alegria, 31 December 2000
image by Sara Roberts, Jose C. Alegria and Sam Lockton, 14 November, 2002
A press report - vague and somewhat inconsistent as press reports usually are
- from the hoisting of the New Zealand Blue Ensign at the Royal Akrana Yacht
Club, suggests that the badges of the yacht clubs are found on the new yacht
ensign. The Blue Ensign of the Royal Akrana Yacht Club is described like this:
"The New Zealand Blue Ensign has a dark blue background and a St George
cross. The New Zealand flag is in the top left corner and the Pahi Tere (voyaging
canoe) in the bottom right." (Times, 25 October 2000). Furthermore, the
news report says that "The flag is surmounted by the naval crown."
Perhaps this refers to the flag pole at club HQ, or it could be that the reporter
wanted to say that the yacht club badge is surmounted by a naval crown (much
more likely). Anyway, the press report might indicate that the image of the
New Zealand Blue Ensign that we we supplied with the other day is the basic
pattern of the ensign, but that it could be that the two yacht
clubs enjoying the right to fly the ensign add their respective club badges
in the lower fly to produce the ensigns actually used.
Jan Oskar Engene, 29 December 2000