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[Corinthian Yacht Club] image by Ivan Sache, 24 May 2000

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The page at gives a list of links towards the homepages of the Yacht Clubs of the Bay of San Francisco, and most of them show their flag on their respective homepage.
Ivan Sache, 24 May 2000

Corinthian Yacht Club

Founded in 1886, the second oldest Yacht Club on the West Coast, located in Tiburon. There was a tradition to use Greek names to name Yacht Clubs.
Ivan Sache, 24 May 2000

Corinthian Yacht Club -
Uses the title "Corinthian Yacht Club of San Francisco", presumably to distinguish it from the Chicago club of the same name. "The Corinthian was founded in 1886 by a group of high-spirited young yachtsmen who wanted to promote amateur small boat yachting in the Bay Area. The word "Corinthian" is taken in the sailing world to mean "amateur" and is derived from the Corinthian games in ancient Greece, contemporary to the Olympic games and took place on the Isthmus of Corinth. The Colonial Revival clubhouse - the oldest on the West Coast - was built in 1911, and offers a spectacular unobstructed view of San Francisco Bay."

Burgee in black and white is visible on a photograph from around 1900:, among a number of year flags. More of the latter in [I know of year flags as trophies; but what are these?] Another, one of several with the burgee flown:

Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 2 March 2010