U.S. Yacht Ensigns
The U.S. Yacht Ensign was established by Congress in 1848 to be used by yachts of American Registry so that they would not have to clear customs when pleasure sailing from port to port. At that time, a special registration was necessary to fly the flag (legally). Today, there is no such special registration and consequently no rules about flying it.
It has thirteen red/white stripes with a blue canton. In the canton is a circle of 13 white stars around a white fouled anchor.
Ours are nylon with canvas header and brass grommets. Item #1 - #4 have embroidered fields and item #5 - #7 have appliqued fields. All have sewn stripes.