Should you sail under a pirate flag?

Photo by Liz Henry

Some people think it’s fun to fly a pirate flag, the Jolly Roger, while sailing, especially if you have kids on board, if you’ve been reading about the history of pirates in the BVI or just for fun, like a pirate costume party.

Other people think it’s extremely offensive because it endorses piracy.

It’s been debated in several sailing and chartering forums and there are a lot of strong opinions on both sides!

What do you think? Do you fly a Jolly Roger?

(If you do fly one make sure you follow proper flag etiquette and fly it well below and separate from any national flags!)