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Yacht Club Arbon

[Pennant of the Yacht Club Arbon] image by Ivan Sache, 21 February 2018

Yacht Club Arbon (YCA) was established in 1966 in Arbon (Thurgau), on the southern shore of Lake Constance.
The burgee of YCA is horizontally divided blue-red-green.
YCA website: http://www.yca.ch
Ivan Sache, 21 February 2018


Yacht Club Au

[Pennant of the Yacht Club Au]image by Ivan Sache, 19 April 2018

Yacht Club Au (YCAu) was established in 1970 in Au (Wädenswil), on the southern shore of Lake Zurich.

The burgee of YACAu is green with a blue horizontal stripe in the center outlined in white.
http://www.yachtclubau.ch/
Ivan Sache, 19 April 2018


Yacht Club Beilersee

[Pennant of the Yacht Club Beilersee]image by Ivan Sache, 12 April 2018

Yacht Club Bielersee (YCB) is based in Nidau (Bern), on the right bank of Lake Bienne / Biel.
The burgee of YCB is composed of two blue triangles placed along the hoist, a yellow chevron and a red lozenge.

http://www.ycb.ch/de-ch/boutique.aspx: YCB online shop
Ivan Sache, 12 April 2018


Yacht Club de Genève

[Pennant of the Yacht Club Arbon]image by Ivan Sache, 1 March 2018

Yacht Club de Genève (YCG), established in 1886 in Cologny as Club Nautique des Faces Pâles, was renamed to its present-day's name in March 1958. With a membership of more than 2,000, YCG organizes every year the Genève-Rolle-Genève race.

The colors of YCG are described in Article 2 of the club's Statutes, last amended on 22 November 2017, as "Azure a fess per fess gules and or a bezant argent in canton". The burgee of YCG is a triangular version of thee colors.

http://www.ycg.ch: YCG website
Ivan Sache, 1 March 2018


Yacht Club Horgen

[Pennant of the Yacht Club Horgen]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 26 September 2013

The statutes of Yacht Club Horgen do mention a burgee, but they don't describe it. The burgee can be seen as a graphic in the YCH website. The versions differ slightly between pages http://www.ych.ch and http://www.ych.ch/typo3temp/pics/e6c161274f.gif. A photograph at http://www.ych.ch/de/segeln_fuer_aktive/spirit_of_horgen shows yet another variation. Generally speaking it's a 1:2 triangular pennant with in the hoist a white swan on red, beak and feet yellow, and in the fly a blue lying T on white. The hoist of the burgee is obviously the flag of Horgen; I don't know the meaning of the T, though.

Yacht Club Horgen (YCH), is located in Horgen on the south-west shore of the Zürichsee. Founded in 1968, the club aimed to support both competitive and recreational sailing, and to this day that is exactly what they do.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 26 September 2013


Yacht Club Immensee

[Pennant of the Yacht Club Immensee]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 23 October 2013

I've only found two small drawings of the burgee of Yacht Club Immensee, which seemed to display a 10:19 blue triangle with shaped white letters Y C I. The drawings both had a blue hoist with a white line along it, which I interpreted as the header, rather than an actual part of the design.

Yacht Club Immensee (YCI), http://www.yci.ch, is a club in Immensee, at the west point of the upper Lake Zug.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg
, 23 October 2013


Yacht Club Luzern

[Pennant of the Yacht Club Luzern]image by Ivan Sache, 18 April 2018

Yacht Club Luzern (YCL) was established on 2 November 1941.

The burger of YCL is blue with a white emblem, maybe recalling number "4", for the "Four Forested Settlements" (Uri, Schwyz, Unterwald, and Lucerne), the namesake of the lake (German, Vierwaldstättersee).

http://www.ycl.ch/ YCL website
Ivan Sache, 18 April 2018


Yacht Club Schaffhausen

[Pennant of the Yacht Club Schaffhausen]image by Ivan Sache, 20 April 2018

Yachtclub Schaffhausen (YCS), established in 1934, is based in Steckborn, on the southern shore of Lake Constance.

The burgee of YCS is green with a golden yellow saltire outlined in black.

http://www.ycs.ch/ YCL website
Ivan Sache, 20 April 2018


Yachtclub Sempachersee

[Pennant of the Yacht Club Sempachersee]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 October 2013

The burgee of Yachtclub Sempachersee can be found as a logo on the club website, http://www.ycse.ch. They have different logos for different purposes however, differing most details of the design. Though I could not find a specification or a good photograph, generally speaking they show a blue triangle with a flyward shallow double chevron, the one closer to the hoist red and the other yellow.

The Yachtclub Sempachersee (YCSe), also "Yacht Club Sempacher See" and "Yacht-Club Sempachersee", Lake Sempach Yacht Club, is located in Eggerswill, Nottwil, in the south-west of Lake Sempach. However, the club also draws members from elsewhere around the lake.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg
, 24 October 2013


Yacht-Club Spiez

[Pennant of the Yacht-Club Spiez]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 25 October 2013

The burgee of Yacht-Club Spiez can be found in a rather artistic version as a logo on the website. According to the statutes at http://www.ycsp.ch/fileadmin/ycsp/mitglieder/Statuten/Statuten_YCSp_2013.pdf, "Der Yacht-Club Spiez führt einen blau/weissen Stander mit einem sechszackigen Stern im Stockliek." (The Spiez Yacht-Club Spiez flies a blue/white burgee with a six-pointed star in the hoist.) While the logo satisfies that description, it shows an approximately 1:3 blue triangle, with unequal, widening then tapering, white fly edges, and an asymmetrically-placed star. For lack of more precise information, I've drawn an approximation at 36:60 units, where the white edges both start 9 units wide and taper to nothing at 9 units horizontally from the tip. A six-pointed star, 8 units wide, is placed centred, its centre 9 units from the hoist. As an approximation of the logo, it may be inaccurate in all aspects except those covered by the statutes.

The blue, white, and tapering could have been taken from the flag of Spiez, but otherwise I don't know whether the design has special significance.

Yacht-Club Spiez (YCSp), http://www.ycsp.ch/index.php?id=home, was founded in 1964. It is located at Spiez, on the south-west shore of Lake Thur. The club has in all slightly less than 300 members, and focuses heavily on competitive sailing.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg
, 25 October 2013

 The burgee of Yacht-Club Spiez you contributed reminds one of the "house" pennant of the Herbert Woods fleet of inland holiday hire vessels based in the village of Potter Heigham in Norfolk, UK. I wonder if there is any possible connection?
Pete Loeser, 26 October 2013


Yacht Club Zug

[Pennant of the Yacht Club Zug]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 19 October 2013

 I've found only a glimpse of the burgee of the Yacht Club Zug on a photograph, but a graphic showing the burgee can be seen on every page of the club website. Apparently it's a blue 5:9 burgee with a yellow trident, the outer teeth slightly smaller than the middle tooth; two white star are placed on opposite sides of the shaft of the trident, both pointing away from the shaft. The photograph and other drawings show different shades of blue, so I've used a standard blue for the field.

The burgee was designed by Eugen Hotz shortly after the club became independent.

The Yacht Club Zug (YCZ), started its life as the Zug Group of the Segelgilde Zugersee, the latter having been founded in 1942 in Cham and the two groups having been formed in 1943. As the groups grew larger, in 1947 they became independent as the Segel Club Cham and the Yacht Club Zug. The new club was obviously located in Zug in the north-east corner of Lake Zug. They immediately started planning a club house there, but it would take until 2000 before their plans could become a reality. The club aims to play a leading role in the Central-Swiss sail sport, by training the next generation of sailing members, organising national and even world championships and being open to innovation, but also by offering fellowship for its members and by caring for Lake Zug, its home lake.

Their predecessor, the Segelgilde Zugersee, probably had a burgee as well. It may be this was the burgee used today by Segel Club Cham, though.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg
, 19 October 2013


Zürcher Segel Club

[Pennant of the Zürcher Segel Club]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 19 September 2013

The burgee of the Zürcher Segel Club, as shown as a graphic on the club website (http://www.z-s-c.ch), is a triangular 8:13 flag, quartered per saltire white over blue, with a narrow red cross over all with a width of approximately 1/10th of the height of the hoist. I've drawn this as shown - whether this is exactly right, I don't know, as I could find no photograph or regulation to determine the details. Specifically, I don't know the placement of the vertical arm of the cross. Neither do I know the meaning of the elements of the burgee, nor who designed it or when it was adopted.

Club:
The Zürcher Segel Club (ZSC) was founded in 1917. The club has Zürich as its home city and the Zürichsee as its home waters. The activities of the club include both competitive and recreational sailing, as well as the development of youth sailing. A tradition of more than a century makes the members strive to always to be one of the leading clubs of Switzerland. The ZSC has the Seglervereinigung Kilchberg as a partner. Together they manage the Schilfmatt, a base site near Pfäffikon for sailing on the Oberen Zürichsee.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 19 September 2013


Zürcher Yacht Club

[Pennant of the Zürcher Yacht Club]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 28 September 2013

The burgee of the Zürcher Yacht Club, as shown as a graphic on the club website (http://www.zyc.ch), is a triangular approximately 1:2 white flag, with a blue cross throughout, fimbriated red.

[Pennant of the Zürcher Yacht Club]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 28 September 2013

Elsewhere on the Internet, the burgee is depicted as approximately 3:5, with a cross that is more narrow, and black and red. Others place the vertical arm closer to the hoist.

[Pennant of the Zürcher Yacht Club]image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 28 September 2013

The Dumpy Pocket Book of Sailing Dinghies and Yachts [ele60?] shows the burgee with the length of the perpendicular edge of the hoist quarters equal to the length of their hoist edge. Rather then a red fimbriation to the blue cross, however, it shows the blue cross cotised green. It's a
book from 1960, but it was apparently done in cooperation with the clubs whose burgees it documents. So, is this a mistake or is it an earlier burgee?

The Zürcher Yacht Club (ZYC) was founded in 1902. Though a Zürcher Segel Club had just before gone bankrupt, the ZYC was not considered by its members to be a continuation of the earlier club. Nevertheless, by now the club has quite a lengthy history. The ZYC has Zürich as its home city and the Zürichsee as its home waters, the combination leading to a club house close to the city centre. The ZYC is a club for those to whom sailing is a way of life; it strives to be a leading club in Switzerland regarding new development in the sport, by seeking cooperation both in Switzerland and abroad.

Though not a direct predecessor, the Zürcher Segel Club of 1885 is linked to the history of the ZYC. It probably had a burgee as well.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 28 September 2013