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Cleveland Yacht Club (U.S.)


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[Cleveland Yacht Club] image by Rob Raeside, 29 June 2019

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Estb: 1876. Location: Cleveland.
Burgee: Broad pennant circa 4:8 and 4:6 to crutch. Red field fimbriated blue on upper and lower edges and charged with the declining white letters CYC Source: Lloyd’s Register of American Yachts. New York, 1903.
Note: the Club’s current burgee is a pennant of the same design. See:
Peter Edwards, 28 June 2019

The club has it as founded in 1878. [That's also what I read from the 1903 Lloyd's.]

I have the broad pennant for 1903-1908 and the burgee for 1912-1927. They probably were in use longer; I just don't have any data about that. Later, 1917-1927, the Cleveland Ice Yacht Club is depicted in Lloyd's as having a similar broad pennant, reading C.I.Y.C. instead. Chelsea YC, New York, had a similar burgee, but with the red and blue exchanged.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 29 June 2019