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Virginia Clean Marina (U.S.)

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[Virginia Clean Marina flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 25 August 2008

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Virginia Clean Marina flag

The Virginia Clean Marina flag can be found at
"The Virginia Clean Marina Program promotes the voluntary adoption of measures that prevent or reduce pollution from traditional and non-traditional marinas, boatyards and recreational boats. Marina operators that adopt these measures are designated as "Virginia Clean Marinas."

If I am not mistaken the programme was launched in 2001; as could be expected, it awards flags to successful applicants. See a very large logo here, featuring a compass rose (as they use in nearby Maryland, for instance):
Compass rose of eight points (large cardinal points plus four smaller ones) in two colours, blue and yellow; surrounded by program name in blue 'VIRGINIA / CLEAN MARINA' with large blue dots between the words. Also found at

Now the flags - two different ones appear on this page (York County News Release 2008-115): One is a rectangular flag, white, with the name & dots in blue - exactly like the logo.
Jan Mertens, 21 August 2008

Variant flag

[Virginia Clean Marina flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 25 August 2008

Another flag - or a variant - appears on p. 6 of this file: White rectangular flag with name and dots in dark blue (possibly not significant) but in addition a yellow ring (blue holding lines, I believe) surrounding the logo (photo by H. Bresee). It also appears here:
Jan Mertens, 21 August 2008


[Virginia Clean Marina flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 25 August 2008

One flag is a tapering swallowtail, white, bearing above logo but with the name & dots in grey. Of course there is an operational difference between a burgee and a flag used on land but I have no idea whether the yellow ring means something - added for better visibility perhaps, or is it simply the present version?
Jan Mertens, 21 August 2008