It is a Tri­colour, but not as we know it

Yachting Monthly - - LETTERS -

For the past few years, we have cruised the Brit­tany coast and it al­ways sur­prises me that each year, our cruise takes on a dif­fer­ent theme. One year was faulty lock gates and har­bour lights, then a year of re­pair­ing bilge and wa­ter pumps and a year where there was a squall around 1800 like a mis­tral that was so fre­quent, we had to make sure we were in har­bour at this time. This year, as we ap­proached the French coast, we saw a boat fly­ing what we thought was an A flag and so sus­pect­ing they had a diver down, gave them a wide berth. As we got closer though, we re­alised it was a worn out Tri­colour. Okay, the colours are re­versed and not shaped, but from some way off they are eas­ily con­fused. It was only af­ter sev­eral en­coun­ters that we re­alised that this was this year’s theme. When in har­bour, it was not dif­fi­cult to spot this French trend of fly­ing worn-out flags. Adrian Hudd

Worn-out Tri­colours are caus­ing con­fu­sion, ac­cord­ing to Adrian Hudd

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