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    Quote Originally Posted by ukmctc View Post
    we fly the only true blue......NewZealand flag, that really confuses most folk.
    While flying the New Zealand flag is allowed, it would surely be both more proper AND more confusing to folk to fly the New Zealand civil ensign. I've yet to see one in the flesh, and I imagine many wouldn't make the connection with the blue version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowleopard View Post
    Ah, telepathy, I never got the hang of that.
    I think you might find that is a figure of speech
    When the love of power becomes the power of love then there will be peace in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowleopard View Post
    Ah, telepathy, I never got the hang of that.
    C'mon snowy. Loose gracefully. Another invention or is it just the English language you have problems with. It is not difficult to tell if the person next door is friendly or not.

    I realise you have done the ARC several times and I am sure that you are not one of the people I am talking about. OR perhaps you are.
    If you sail by the lee, eventually you will gybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakesailor View Post
    I was very pleased to accept the invitation.

    It was much more pleasant than the time we moored near a scruffy sod who ate his evening meal from a frying pan and had a tin of cold beans.
    +1

    If you sail by the lee, eventually you will gybe.

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    Whilst awaitinf orders we where alongside the wharf in West Cowes when a super yacht circled round and came alongside,white ensign and all.The owner was very affable as one expects from that class of person but the crew who scuttled away down the focsle showed very few social skills........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakesailor View Post
    I was very pleased to accept the invitation.

    It was much more pleasant than the time we moored near a scruffy sod who ate his evening meal from a frying pan and had a tin of cold beans.
    and then, sacre bleu, threw his bread into my saloon! Mon dieu!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogy View Post
    Whilst awaitinf orders we where alongside the wharf in West Cowes when a super yacht circled round and came alongside,white ensign and all.The owner was very affable as one expects from that class of person but the crew who scuttled away down the focsle showed very few social skills........
    Oui bien sur 'noblesse oblige'
    If you sail by the lee, eventually you will gybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamM376 View Post
    Unfortunately, some people who fly the blue think they are superior to those who don't. I've met people who admit to having joined but never frequenting clubs, just to obtain a warrant, because they see the defaced blue as a status symbol.

    Some? of those who fly the white seem to hold themselves even higher in the pecking order. We were having a hell of a job getting alongside in Bourgenay one time, with the wind blowing us off. The crews (aged hooray Henries) of 3 boats flying whites just sat there watching and not one offered to take a line.
    Funny, in my experience people flying the blue and white ensigns are just as friendly, if not more so than a lot of people who fly the red. If one looks upon them as being snobbish and elitist then it's small wonder they might not enjoy their company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digbydog View Post
    Oui bien sur 'noblesse oblige'
    wonderful people.......

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    I find that explaining that we are definitely not English (or sceptics) leads to affability and welcome.

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