Colours, Standards and Guidons - Ceremonies of Colours - Yacht Clubs

Yacht Clubs

Many traditional Yacht Clubs worldwide also conduct morning and evening colour ceremonies. At 0800 each morning and at sunset during the club's active sailing season the ceremony is performed by the launchmen or harbourmaster.

  • First, a bell is sounded as an alert for all members and guests present to stand at attention.
  • A cannon is then shot and the national ensign hoisted (or lowered if sunset).
  • At the conclusion of the ceremony the most senior officer present says: "As you were" and members and guests may carry on.

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