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Arizona Yacht Club (U.S.)


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[Arizona Yacht Club flag] image located by Peter Edwards, 22 May 2018

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Description of the flag

Estb: 1958. Location: Lake Pleasant, AZ.
Source: Pacific Boating. San Diego. 1990.

Current Burgee (2018): Pennant 1:2.5 (print image). Same design as 1990 image except with three green smudges of grass.
"The saguaro blossom was officially adopted as the Arizona State flower on March 16, 1931.
"The original burgee was designed by Tom Preuss and looked pretty much like it does today—except that it bore the initials “AYC” in addition to the Saguaro cactus. The “AYC” was later removed because, according to Chapman on Seamanship, the design represented poor flag etiquette."
“ . . . the club has sailed at Lake Pleasant ever since 1963. We have temporarily moved to Saguaro Lake, Bartlett Lake, Canyon Lake, and to Lake Havasu from time to time as necessity required. We have even sailed at Lake Roosevelt under the two-lake venue system. But we always come back to Pleasant."
Source: Shapiro, Dave. "How the Arizona Yacht Club Got Started.”
Peter Edwards, 22 May 2018

1958 Burgee

[Arizona Yacht Club flag] image located by Peter Edwards, 22 May 2018

Burgee: Pennant 2:3 (print image). White field superimposed by a green Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) with blossoms, 0.7 units from hoist.
Peter Edwards, 22 May 2018

[Arizona Yacht Club flag]

This burgee came from the collection of the Grand Traverse Yacht Club. The problems are in the details: This burgee is different from either of the ones Peter Edwards located. Is that enough to declare it more recent than those?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 June 2022