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Wakend Oog, Terschelling

[Wakend Oog burgee] image from  http://www.wv-hetwakendoog.nl .

"Het Wakend Oog" (the waking eye) is a yachting club on the island of Terschelling (Fryslân province) with a rather unusual burgee: from hoist to fly dark to bright blue; at the hoist a vertical row "TERSCHELLING" in white; in the center a dark-grey oval bordered with a yellowish rope, with in the center an eye, over which is written in white: HET WAKEND OOG.
Stefan Lambrechts, 5 Jul 2005


Weesp WV

[Weesp burgee] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 Dec 2004

Watersport Vereniging Weesp, Noord-Holland province after image on this website: vertical divided burgee BWB, with on each field letters wvw countercharged.
Club founded 4 May 1977, along the wildly streaming Vecht river.
Jarig Bakker, 9 Dec 2004


Werkendam WV

[Werkendam burgee] image by Jarig Bakker, 1 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging Werkendam (Noord-Brabant), after image at this site: yellow trapezoid burgee; at top hoist W.S.V.; in the center "WERKENDAM", and at hoist bottom a black duck.
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004


Westend, Aalsmeer

[Westend burgee] image by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Watersport Vereniging "Westend", Aalsmeer - a burgee with a black hoist; in the center two green connecting triangles; from the black stripe till the fly a red diamond.
Red, green and black are the colors of Aalsmeer; West of Aalsmeer are the "Westeinder Plassen" (lakes). According to this website this was better known as Jachthaven Dragt, named after the founder, an adventurer from Drenthe. In the center of the harbour was a small house for Watersport Vereniging "West End". On the site are ancient fotos with BW burgees, none of them looking like the one depicted in WWW41...
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004


Westland, De Lier

[Westland burgee] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging Westland, De Lier, Zuid-Holland province, after image on this website: blue trapezoid burgee with a central red horizontal stripe charged with W.S.V.W. in black.
Club founded 26 Oct 1974.
Jarig Bakker, 9 Dec 2004


Willem III, Amsterdam

[Willem III burgee] image by Jarig Bakker, 10 Sep 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Roeivereniging "Willem III", Amsterdam - flag blue over blue with a white diamond charged with a rowing boat with crossed oars over a foul anchor, all white fimbriated black. (the book shows clearly a horizontal black stripe - no idea why...)
Its homepage mentions that was founded 22 Aug 1882. The club is at the Amstel near the Utrechtse bridge in Amsterdam-Zuid, along the road to Utrecht all the way to Umukoroshe.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Sep 2004

The attributes on the white diamond have been colored realistically, not "void"..
Jeroen van Leeuwen, 23 Mar 2005


Witte Huis, Oud-Loosdrecht

[Witte Huis burgee] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 Dec 2004

Watersportvereniging Het Witte Huis, on the Loosdrechtse plassen, between Hilversum and Utrecht, after image on this website: blue burgee, with a blue lozenge fimbriated white, charged with vertical letters HWH. "Het Witte Huis" is of course the white house.
Founded 1935..
Jarig Bakker, 9 Dec 2004


Wormerveersche RoeiVereniging

[Wormerveersche RoeiVereniging burgee] image by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004

The Yearbook of the "Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad" - Wie, Wat, Waar 1941 has two pages with burgees.
Wormerveersche RoeiVereniging, Wormerveer (Noord-Holland). A burgee quartered red and white. It's a mirror of the Wormerveer municipal flag without lions.
According to this website it is now named "Wormerveerse Roeivereniging DE ZAAN", in Zaandijk; it's a rowing club for Zaanstad; the burgee on that site is also quartered, but black and white (a misprint?); it was founded in 1896.
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2004