Courtesy Flags

A visiting vessel customarily flies a “courtesy flag” of the countries that she visits. Since Great American IV is visiting only one country during the Vendée Globe, Skipper Rich carries only the French flag aboard for this voyage.


In previous voyages on the trimaran Great American II, Rich also carried the following flags:

australias Australia
azoress Azores
bermuda2 Bermuda
britishreds British Ensign
chinasm China
hkonnews Hong Kong
indonesis Indonesia
portugals Portugal