Yachting Flags

Yachting is a great recreational activity, especially during the beautiful summer months.  It’s important to send the right message while on your ship, however; and the U.S. Flag store wants to help you keep everyone informed with their fantastic Yachting Signal Flags.  All message flags are made of durable nylon, have a polyester heading and sturdy brass grommets, and are packaged in a clam shell box.

The Absent Flag is a solid blue rectangle and signals to others that the owner of the yacht is not on the ship.  This prevents others from approaching the yacht looking for the owner to receive them.

Let your guests know it’s dinnertime with a yachting Dinner Flag.  Just like the dinner bell at home, this solid white rectangular flag signals that dinner is being served.  Come and get it while it’s hot!

The Guest Flag is a blue rectangular flag with a white diagonal stripe.  This flag is used to indicate that the owner is not aboard, but rather a guest of the owner is sailing the yacht.  If the owner is aboard with a guest, this flag is not flown.

The Skin Diver Flag is an important safety flag for yachters.  It signals to other boats that scuba divers or snorkelers may be swimming in the area.  When this flag is flown, most states require that other boats stay between one hundred and three hundred feet from the boat.  The skin diver flag comes in two sizes: 12” by 18” and 20” by 30”.

If you’re serious about yachting, the U.S. flag store sells sizes two and three of the International Code of Signals Flags.  These sets both come with forty durable nylon flags with double stitched seams, nylon rope, distance lines, and durable plastic toggles.  The flag set includes the 26 alphabet flags, eleven pennants, one 6” by 12”, and the first, second, and third repeater flags in a durable nylon storage case.

Major League Baseball Flags, Banners, and Pennants

Baseball season is in full swing and The United States Flag Store and what better way to show your home team allegiance with a Major League Baseball flag, banner, or pennant. All flags, banners, and pennants are officially licensed, made of durable high quality material, and are sold at prices that can’t be beat!  Flags, banners, and pennants look great hanging on a wall or window in your house, apartment, or dorm room, outside from your front porch, or in your backyard garden.

The United States Flag Store’s 3ft-by-5ft Major League Baseball Flags are a great way to boldly show your support for your favorite baseball team. The flags are made from durable 100% polyester and are vibrantly colored to withstand outdoor weather conditions.  Hang these flags on a wall for indoor decoration or outside on a flagpole.  You could even take them to the baseball game and drape it over the stands.  Flags are made in the United States and are sold at the unbeatable price of $26.95.  Featuring 31 Major League Baseball teams, these flags would make a great Father’s Day gift.

The Flag Store’s Major League Baseball banner flags are fantastic because they feature sewn, not printed, logos.  Banner flags are 28 inches by 44 inches, hang vertically, and are made from durable 100% nylon.  The team logo is appliquéd, creating a truly authentic, classy look.  The Flag Store features 32 Major League Baseball teams so you’re sure to find your favorite team to support.  At a price of $28.99 each, these flags are a great way to show your team spirit.

Major League Ball yard and wall pennant flags are the classic way to show your baseball spirit.  The Flag Store sells fourteen different Major League Baseball team’s pennants, each measuring 14 inches by 34 inches and made from 420 Denier Nylon, a durable, weather-resistant material.  At only $12.95 each, don’t hesitate to display your team spirit on your wall, in a window, or with a garden flagpole in your yard.

Tailgating

By Kristi Ries

Tailgating has become a time-honored tradition in the United States. For decades, sports and music fans across the country have gathered around their trucks, minivans, SUVs and RVs in parking lots outside of stadiums and concert venues. College football fans have created cities out of both empty pastures and asphalt, with makeshift barbeques and pick-up Frisbee games the order of the day.

The term ‘tailgating’ arose from the term for a truck bed’s door, or tailgate, which served as a meeting point and surface area for food and beverages. Nowadays these ‘gatherings’ can include hundreds of thousands of people, producing a veritable sea of vehicles that has become increasingly difficult to navigate. (Try to meet up with friends at a Penn State game in Happy Valley and you’ll be grateful for the 20th century invention of the cell phone.) Yet even the most clearly articulated directions yield confusion, as “third RV on the left, 12 aisles down” can become convoluted. Because of this, avid fans have discovered a new way to differentiate themselves from the masses through the use of tailgating flags.

Brightly colored and typically adorned with a team logo, tailgating flags appear in a number of places. They can be placed on car windows, hung as banners from RV awnings—or, for the extremely ardent fan—flown on tailgating flagpole sets. Not only do these serve as a high-flying beacon for family and friends, but they’re also as a symbol of personal pride and commitment to a team. Telescoping pole sets tower over surrounding trucks and SUVs at 16 feet high. Using these poles, dedicated fans can fly two flags at once to showcase a university and professional team, state flag or armed forces flag, for example.

All things considered, no better way exists to show that you’re the biggest fan than to display it proudly with a several tailgating flags!

MLB Flags

The World Series is set to begin tonight with the New York Yankees squaring off against the Philadelphia Phillies in what promises to be one of the greatest Fall Classics in recent memory. The Phils are reigning world champs, their lineup is solid, and they’ve got the ace of their pitching staff, Cliff Lee, going in Game 1. In the other dugout, the Yankee lineup is equally as strong, if not more so, especially since Alex Rodriguez has started earning his pay checks by actually hitting in the post season.

Phillies Flag

With the exceptions of 1904 and 1994, the World Series has been played every year since 1903. The Yanks have won twenty-six championships in that time, while the Phils have won just two. The name “World Series” is derived from the term “World’s Championship Series,” which was used until the early 1900s. The Series is normally decided by a best-of-seven playoff, but in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 the winner was determined by a best-of-nine playoff. At the end of it all, when it’s all said and done, the winners are awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy as well as World Series rings. The winning team also gets a larger portion of the gate receipt than the loser.

Yankees Flag

Whether you plan on cheering for the Yankees of Phillies this year, there’s no better way of doing so than with a beautiful MLB flag. 3’ x 5’ Yankees and Phillies flags made from 100 percent printed polyester are available at the United States Flag Store. These flags would look great inside or outside your home and make great gifts for any true baseball fan. A New York Yankees embroidered yard and wall pennant is also available. Pick yours up today, and don’t forget to watch the game tonight!