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Dorchester Yacht Club (U.S.)


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[Dorchester Yacht Club] image by Rob Raeside, 1 July 2019

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Estb: 1870. Location: 100 Playstead Road, Dorchester.

Burgee: Pennant circa 3:5 (print image). Red field charged with a white star on a blue equilateral triangle (sides 3 units) based on upper edge with apex at lower hoist corner.
Source: Lloyd’s Register of American Yachts. New York, 1903.

"Dorchester was certainly no stranger to the boating community as it was the first town in the colonies to commercialize fishing in the 1600s, after a failed experiment in Gloucester. The town was considered rural back then until it was officially annexed to Boston in 1869. At that time there were several yacht clubs in Boston Harbor. Dorchester explored the idea of establishing its own club. In July of 1869 it formed a Regatta, . . . The season was so successful that local community members and participants decided to form a club and name it after the town. Thus, the Dorchester Yacht Club was formed in 1870."
Source: accessed 1 July 2019,
Peter Edwards, 1 July 2019

Burgee, 1874

[Dorchester Yacht Club] image by Rob Raeside, 1 July 2019

Burgee: Broad Pennant (print image) approx. 17:26 and 17:16 to crutch, lower edge tapers, points 14 units apart. Red field charged with a blue star on a white square (sides 10 units) with corners at edges and crutch.
Source: Olsen, Niels. The American Yacht List. New York, 1874.
Peter Edwards, 1 July 2019