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[New York Yacht club pennant] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 September 2008



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New York Yacht Club

New York Yacht Club: (Burgee) - blue, a red cross with in the centre a white five-pointed star.
Source: Norie and Hobbs (1987)
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 12 November 2001

The burgee isn't pictured. In the American Yacht List 1874 it's pictured as the pennant. On the web site of the NYYC (www.nyyc.com) it says about the adoption of the burgee:
"The club's first annual meeting took place at Windhams Tavern on March 17, 1845, during which the membership elected a full slate of officers. Commodore Stevens was reelected; Vice Commodore was Hamilton Wilkes; Corresponding Secretary, George B. Rollins; Recording Secretary, John C. Jay; Treasurer, William Edgar. These officers directed the Secretary to design a club burgee, and the present distinctive burgee of a red cross with a white star in the center on a dark blue background was adopted the following June."
www.nyyc.org/history/article_8/

Judging from the website, currently the burgee looks to be a very dark blue field with a red cross throughout with on its centre a white five-pointed star.

Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 15 September 2009


Rank flags of the New York Yacht Club based on REEDs Handbuch Maritime Flaggen,
edited by Miranda DELMAR_MORGAN ISBN :978 -3-613-50540-7 (Publ. Pietsch); p.37

Commodore flag

[New York Yacht club - commodore flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 September 2008

It is a dark blue flag divided by a red centred cross with a white 5-point star in its centre. In the canton are three white 5-point stars ordered one over two.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 September 2008


Vice Commodore flag

[New York Yacht club - vice commodore flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 September 2008

It is a dark blue flag divided by a red centred cross with a white 5-point star in its centre. In the canton are two white 5-point stars ordered in a row.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 September 2008


Rear Commodore flag

[New York Yacht club - rear commodore flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 September 2008

It is a dark blue flag divided by a red centred cross with a white 5-point star in its centre. In the centre of the canton is a white 5-point star.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 September 2008


Past Commodore flag

[New York Yacht club - past commodore flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 September 2008

It is a dark blue swallow tail pennant divided by a red centred cross with a white 5-point star in its centre.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 September 2008


Fleet Captain flag

[New York Yacht club - fleet captain flag] image by Peter Edwards, 30 August 2017

Rectangle. Same design as burgee with a white fouled anchor bend-wise in upper hoist quarter.
Source: NYYC Yearbook, 2015.
Peter Edwards, 30 August 2017


Flag of the Regatta Committee

[New York Yacht club - regatta committee flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 September 2008

It is a dark blue flag divided with a red anchor with rope in its centre. The anchor is flanked by white capitals 'R' and 'C'.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 September 2008


Race Committee flag

[New York Yacht club - race committee flag] image by Peter Edwards, 30 August 2017

Rectangle. Same design as burgee with a vertical red fouled anchor between white letters R and C in upper hoist quarter.
". . . NYYC Race Committee flag can be displayed when a Race Committee member is onboard a yacht . ."
Sources: Quote (above), NYYC's Curator of Collections, Ms. Alice Dickinson.
Other quotes and images, NYYC Yearbook, 2015.
Peter Edwards, 30 August 2017



Member Aboard flag

[New York Yacht club - race committee flag] image by Peter Edwards, 30 August 2017

Rectangle. Same design as burgee.
"A member may display the Member Aboard flag when aboard a yacht not owned by the member . . . [it] shall be displayed from the starboard main spreader only subordinate to a quarantine flag and to burgees of clubs founded prior to July 30, 1844. When a courtesy flag is flown the 'Member Aboard' flag is flown from the port main spreader."
Source: NYYC Yearbook, 2015.
Peter Edwards, 30 August 2017