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Metropolitan Yacht Club (U.S.)

New York

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[Metropolitan Yacht Club flag] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 13 November 2013

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Lloyd's Register of American Yachts 1917 shows the design of the old Metropolitan Yacht Club of New York as a light narrow cross on dark, with a lighter dark shallow hoist triangle bearing a white five-pointed star pointing up.

Searching the Internet, quickly shows the club existed before that, as 17 September 1905 the NYT reported them as one of the clubs who formed the new Corinthian Yacht Racing Association. Digging further brings up the Evening World of 21 May 1903, reporting on the Metropolitan Yacht Club's first meeting after organisation, at their club house that previously was the home of the Harlem Yacht Club. (A quick peek at the HYC website shows this to have been the Randall mansion in Harlem.)

The club was listed in LRoAY 1917. I saw no later mentions on the Internet, though, and post-WWII burgee overviews do not list the club.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 13 November 2013