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What Will You Be Flying on July 4th Weekend?

The upcoming three-day Fourth of July weekend is, of course, another great sailing opportunity, and a chance to put on your sailing “formal wear” by flying your colors. Flying your US nautical ensign or US national flag is a way to “dress up” for your upcoming weekend or Monday sail. Send us your best sailing shot for our July Sailagram.

In the early days of Latitude 38 magazine, all the photos of colorful flags were printed in black and white.

Bruce Schwab's Ocean Planet
From the wayback machine — Bruce Schwab’s Wylie 60 Ocean Planet in 2001.
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Richard
John Skoriak caught Hans List’s Seaquestor flying her colors.
© 2022 John 'Woody' Skoriak
Concordia Yawl Encore
The Concordia yawl Encore adds a flag to her sparkle.
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John
schooner Yankee
The schooner Yankee shows us how it was done when she was built in 1906.
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Latitude 38 Archive
8M Yucca
You might wonder who flies the flag off their bow. This is actually the stern of the lovely 8M Yucca.
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John
Dauntless (in the foreground) and Skookum III, sailing in the 2017 America’s Schooner Cup in San Diego.
© 2022 2019 Darrall Slater
The Bird boat Hummingbird
The Bird boat Hummingbird was built before there were 50 stars on the flag.
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John
Sunday sailor
Any Sunday (or Monday) sailor can dress ship.
© 2022 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John

If you’re going to be out this weekend, show us what you’ve got. This year there will be plenty of fireworks around the Bay. San Francisco’s show starts at 9:30 near Pier 39, Sausalito fireworks kick off at 9:15 p.m., and Richmond will host a Third of July fireworks show.

It’s a three-day weekend to sail and show your colors. See you out there.

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