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Bar Yacht Club (United Kingdom)

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[Bar Yacht Club] image by Clay Moss, 16 May 2007

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Flag of Bar Yacht Club

The Bar Yacht Club was established in London in about 1937, and was granted a special ensign in 1956. Bar is the collective name given to those lawyers known as barristers who are qualified to plead in the higher courts. The emblem is a roll of parchment tied with red tape. In Britain 'red tape' is a phrase for annoying and unnecessary rules and regulations. It is a reference to the red tape (which is actually pink) used by government offices to tie up bundles of papers. There is a passing reference to the club at
David Prothero, 16 May 2007


[Bar Yacht Club burgee] image by Clay Moss, 16 May 2007