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