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Baltimore Sailing Club, Ireland

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[Baltimore Sailing Club burgee] image located by Jan Mertens, 16 January 2011

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Burgee

The Baltimore Sailing Club of Baltimore, Co. Cork in the South of Ireland was founded in the 1950s (exact year uncertain, for practical reasons 1952 is maintained), at first as a move to help the local boat industry. Family oriented, BSC counts about 200 members. Much of the club’s website is restricted to members: http://m.baltimore-sailing-club.com but luckily the burgee is shown – as a drawing – and there is a pointer to a characteristic design element as well.

Horizontally divided light blue above black, near the hoist a stylized rendition of a local monument, the Baltimore Beacon, vertically divided white and red.

[Baltimore Sailing Club burgee] image located by Jan Mertens, 16 January 2011

A variant flag, a swallowtail with straight edges, may be seen here: http://www.burgees.com/BGroupBa-Bd.htm, function or status unknown.

Information about the Beacon, photo about halfway down: http://www.irelandbyways.com/ireland-routes/byroute-1-coastal/byroute-1-co-cork-west-co-kerry-south/9

“The Baltimore Beacon / Lot’s Wife, one of the most notable navigational landmarks on this magnificent coastline, was constructed c.1799. This large stone structure resembling an inverted milk bottle symbolises Baltimore for many homecoming...”

and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Beacon.

The white-and-red colours may refer to the county sports colours.
Jan Mertens, 16 January 2011