Britain’s Ocean City will host Sail Grand Prix for the second year running. The event will take place on 30 and 31 July 2022 and is expected to attract thousands of spectators to Plymouth’s iconic waterfront.
Nine teams will go head-to-head, racing at speeds in excess of 60 mph, in hydrofoil F50 catamarans.
The water race will take place this year from 30th July – 6th August. The traditional race, which has taken place since 1826, is a seven-day sailing regatta on the south coast’s stunning Solent. Attracting approximately 100,000 spectators, 8,000 competitors, and about 1,000 ships, it is the biggest sailing competition in Europe and one of the most significant annual sporting occasions in the UK.
The Aboriginal flag is to have permanent status on Australia’s iconic landmark. The NSW government made the decision earlier this year after many years of campaigning by supporters.
The flag was created in 1971 by indigenous artist Harold Thomas and now has legal and political status together with the national flag.
The flag is divided horizontally into equal halves of black (top) and red (bottom), with ayellow circle in the centre. The black symbolises Aboriginal people, with the yellow representing the sun. The red depicts the earth and peoples’ relationship to the land.
Colourful Intersex Rainbow Flags are very popular with county councils at the moment. We can supply any size with rope and toggle or eyelets. Digitally printed on knitted polyester, the rainbow colours have become widely recognized as a symbol of LGBT.
A Skull and Crossbones once the property of a WWII Royal Navy submarine has sold for an astonishing £13,000. Made from scraps of fabric, the Jolly Roger was discovered in an attic by the grandson of the maker of the flag, Petty Officer Fred Sharp. Auctioned on 14 May 2022, the incredibly rare flag was just one of many items up for sale at The Tank Museum, Bovington
A four-day celebration begins on 2nd June to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Continuing throughout the weekend, there will be displays and pageantry over the four day Bank Holiday. Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service in 2022.
The NATO flag was adopted on 28 October 1953. The dark blue background represents the Atlantic Ocean. The white circle represents the unity of all the members and the compass rose symbolises the common direction towards peace.
The Union Flag is flown on all government buildings on the Queen’s Birthday by order of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Town Halls and local authorities are encouraged to follow suit, although they are not legally obliged to do so.
Merchant ships are not legally bound to fly a courtesy flag when entering or leaving a foreign port. However, it is regarded as a sign of respect to do so which signifies that the vessel will adhere to the laws and sovereignty of the country.
We have many inquiries as to what size flag should be flown. The general rule is; one inch of fly for every two feet of vessel. Therefore, a 36-foot vessel would require an 18-inch flag.