Boca Ciega Yacht Club

BCYC "Duh" Flag Awards

Not your ordinary yacht club award

If our Flag officer, Tony Angel finds out that a captain made a stupid error, while on their boat, our Fleet Captain invents a flag to be presented to the embarrassed captain. The "Duh" Flag Awards, invented by George Freund (pictured right), are unique and BCYC is the only known boat club to offer such awards. George, who joined BCYC in 1982, served as Commodore, Board Member, Christmas Parade Chairman and Vice Commodore; and to most members of our club, created the most honorable position, the club’s Flag Officer.

Captains, watch it and do not fall off your boat, hit another boat or marker, drag an anchor, be caught nude on the deck of you boat, forget to unhook your electric power cord before leaving the dock and many more.

BCYC cruiser, be careful, our current Flag Officer Tony is watching for you to screw up. 
Here are a few flags awarded over the last few years:



The following are a few of George's and Tony's "Duh" Awards that are presented at the Installation Banquet and Dance held in January each year.




Water pump failed, engine overheated, Captain did not properly check his engine


 
Dragged Anchor, did not properly set their anchor 



Boat Captain ran the vessel hard aground    Captain caught NUDE on
the deck of his vessel



Boat had to be towed
   Fell getting on or off
their boat



 Flying the wrong flag.
Learn the purpose
of your flags
  One night a gang boarded their boat, took their liquor, and put toilet paper
all over the boat




Captain not paying
attention and ran out
of the channel

  Captain was heading
in wrong direction and almost hit another boat

 


 Captain mad,
he was being told how
to sail their boat
  Boat’s engine failed
while on a cruise




Captain had to jump
from the dock to get
on their boat
  On board radio failed, battery died, dropped
and it broke, or could not figure out how to use it


 Lights went out, battery failed, electric short, and
no hand held light that
would work


 
 All battery power lost,
could not start the engine, lost use of GPS, lights
or all other electrical
equipment
 


Engine would not start,
lost power, starter failed, or some electrical component, switch, wire shorted out

  Lost all lighting,
had to travel in absolute darkness

 
 On board cell phone failed, battery died, dropped
and it broke, or could not figure out how to use it
  Went crazy due to an accident, Captain did something stupid that blew their mind, got hit in the head with a sail boom,
or a safety hook


 

Bent their rudder,
ran aground, or hit some underwater object when being somewhere that
they should not

   Trying to sail without
putting down the centerboard

 

 Best Flag of all, a lollipop, an reward for helping a fellow sailor
  Captain tied their finger
and not the cleat


 

 Captain knocks a hole through boat's hull
  Got caught swimming
 in the nude
 
   Super Nice Captain,
fixed a helpless
Club member's sail


 
Bad bad bad prop.
Hadn't cleaned the prop in years, engine moaned
and squeaked


Boca Ciega Yacht Club‎
Latitude 27° 44' 21.0552'' N
Longitude 82° 41' 44.7252'' W
4600 Tifton Drive South   Gulfport, FL 33711   (727) 321-7295

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